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Out of His Mind - Sandy Brechin (book)

Over sixty of Sandy Brechin's great accordion and fiddle tunes. Well known accordionist Sandy Brechin has collected his tunes together and compiled them in this great book.

This is funky accordion, catchy compositions and some great tunes in this collection of 65 compositions.These are tunes from his many albums such as Out of His Box and Out of His Tree and as played by his bands Burach, Seelyhoo and others.

"Brechin displays both his flair for writing traditional sounding tunes and his skill at playing them"
Dirty Linen magazine

"Sandy proves to have virtuosity in abundance, not only in his playing, but also in his ability to write a cracking tune"
Folk On Tap

"Sandy displays displays both his aptitude in composing/arranging and also his considerable playing ability.... a talented man indeed" - Box and Fiddle


Accordion, Fiddle
Tune Types:
Air, Dance tunes, Hornpipe, Jig, Reel, Strathspey, Waltz
Ceilidh, Hogmanay
Chords, Staff notation
Sandy Brechin
Book format:
Sandy Brechin

Table of contents

  • 10-NA
  • Admiral on the Bow
  • Alasdair James Allan
  • A L’eau c’est l’heure
  • Apricot Brandy
  • The Bonk Band
  • The Bouncing Bridge
  • The Bouzouki Reel
  • Brechin Wind
  • Buckfast at Tiffany’s
  • Butterfly Fingers
  • Cameron A. S. Low
  • Campbell’s Red Cords
  • The Canny Repair
  • Craig Hunter Jnr
  • The Crapper
  • The Custard Pie Gang
  • Dale’s Place
  • The Dwarf
  • The Eel
  • The Ensign
  • Eurotrash
  • The Formula 1
  • Chocolate Racer
  • The 40-Ouncer
  • Grace Brechin
  • Green Mutant Ninja Turtle Blood
  • Hanging Out the Windows
  • Highly Strung
  • It’s a Dog’s Life
  • The Jelly River
  • John Currie’s Infra-red Scanner
  • Kate Jørgenson’s Waltz
  • Kate McAndrew’s Gin Sling
  • Kathryn Brechin
  • Lipstick on my Whistle
  • The Long Jumpers
  • The Long Water
  • The Lost Job
  • The Masochist’s Waltz
  • Neckbuster
  • Nice Hands
  • Shame about the Face
  • The Nippy Sweet
  • Oliver the Otter Killer
  • Pete Brady’s Chubby Cheeks
  • Photocopiers to the Famous
  • The Pinkie Wrestler
  • The Poetry Punch-up
  • Porto the Rat
  • Roddy’s Last Trip
  • Roger McAndrew’s 50th Fling
  • The Rolling Stone
  • The Scottish Parliament
  • The Sloppy Bellows
  • Smoke on the Air
  • Sometimes It Doesn’t Work
  • Sonically Justified
  • Superwasp
  • The Tain Cheese Factory
  • The Tazmanian Devil
  • Tape me to the Bannister
  • Tune for a New Found Watch
  • The 24 Oz. Steak
  • Walter Gilchrist’s Pipe Organ
  • The Waltz in Time
  • Your Drunken Fumbling Fingers


“Even just reading the tunes, you can feel the energy leaping off the page For me, the chording is excellent, and one of the great charms of the music."

John Moar - Orkney View Magazine

"If this book is used by groups and the book should be welcome to players of any instrument .”

John Moar