the band

Stocai is a six piece English Dance Band combining bagpipes, bassoon, concertina, flute, guitar, keyboards, mandola, mandolin, melodeon, percussion, violin and whistle.

Stocai brings together six musicians with a rare understanding of dance music. The only way to be good at playing for dance is to do it - and the members of Stocai have served long hours playing for dance in many of the most innovative and respected bands on the scene.

Stocai draws on English, French, Scandinavian, Quebecois, Old Time American dance music traditions and more, whilst utilising the tune writing skills of the whole band and "borrowing" tunes from well known musicians such as Cliff Stapleton (an original member of the band) and John Kirkpatrick - the problem has been what to leave out!

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