..”this is a great album and Brian has put his soul into it like few could as he creates a fresh role for the accordion in Scottish music.  The atmospheric closing Soundtrack to Peace could be as much a hope for personal contentment as a global desire. May both be found.”

Kenny Graham, Scottish Field

“This album is without doubt as honest a reflection of a man’s personality and talent as I’ve heard in a long time.

It is a beautiful piece of art.”

Duncan Chisholm

As a world class multi-instrumentalist, Brian is well known on the Scottish music scene, working with some of the country’s best musicians. With over 67 albums under his belt, along with extensive live touring and countless radio sessions and television appearances. From performing to composing, arranging and producing, his skills reach across a wide range of genres from traditional to contemporary. 

As a composer, he has a reputation for being a great listener and an exceptional collaborator when it comes to creating music for visuals. Over the past 3 years he has been producing consistently high-quality music for television, feature films, advertising and branding.

Combining traditional composition, soundscape, classical development and contemporary techniques Brian aims to capture and demonstrate a feeling of modern Scottish culture through his music and his approach to both composition and production.


e: brian@brianmcalpine.com a: Glasgow, Scotland

“Concept&Graft has developed a rewarding working relationship with Brian on numerous projects over several years. He is a world class musician and composer who's as happy to start from scratch as he is to work to a very precise brief. He collaborates well, displaying great patience when direction isn't always expressed in precise musical terms. His work arrives on time, within budget, and to the delight of clients. If you're lucky, his beard will be turned up to 11 when you meet him, which I recommend you do.”

David Council, Creative Director, Concept&Graft ltd.


composer  producer  arranger

original music for film, television, advertising, corporate branding and all media applications

"Apart from the fact that Brian is extremely talented, a master of his trade, a great listener when it comes to solving briefs and quite a nice chap, I can’t think of any reason to work with him."

Simon Mallinson, MD/Producer MTP

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