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After the Brawl

Stocai released their second CD, After the Brawl, in 2003 on Harbourtown Records (HARCD 042). Building on their previous work and with much more self-penned material, it contains a fabulous collection of foot tappers with some amazing aural effects (where else can you hear triple tracked bassoon and zipper percussion).

You can listen to excerpts from individual tracks below and then find out how to buy a copy at the bottom of the page.

The full track listing for the CD is (click on each track to hear an mp3 excerpt or on the bold entry to hear the whole mp3 track at Kevin Adams' site):

236 / The Cutter S. Masson / C. Walshaw 5.04
Hornpipe / Dune Trad. / C. Walshaw 2.59
Chocolate Dog / Felix Aus Der Asche H. Horsely / E. Rogge 4.26
Inisheer T. Walsh 4.30
L'Escapade Cantelo 4.36
Auld Donald / The Keyhole Trad. / C. Walshaw 4.53
The Jolly Frog / Muineira de Cabana D. Jolly / E. Corral 5.03
The Sugar's in the Spotty One D. Jolly 3.34
Sayes Court / Miss Hannah Jolly's C. Walshaw / D. Jolly 4.21
Thornton Jig / Red Admiral Trad. / K. Adams 3.37
Redstart / The Big Cheese K. Adams / F. Booth & M. Hazell 4.53
Last Lock / Chimay Shimmy K. Adams / K. Adams 4.18
Engelska Trad. 2.25

Reviews for After the Brawl

"never a dull moment ... uniformly excellent"
Alan McIntosh Brown - Living Tradition Magazine

"joyful ... a delightful album to just sit and listen to"
Theo - Unicorn Magazine


Champagne Brawl

The debut CD, Champagne Brawl, is still available, also on Harbourtown Records (HARCD 033). Produced by Ralph Jordan (who also added some tasty bass lines) and Stocai, the CD contains a collection of English tunes, old and new, from all over the world, played in the inimitable Stocai style.

You can have listen to selected tracks, or find out how to buy a copy below.

The full track listing for the CD is (click on the bold entries to hear the whole mp3 track at Kevin Adams' site):

Poolside Polka Cliff Stapleton 4.56
Cafe Charbons Jig / The Queen of Hearts Trad. / John Kirkpatrick 3.41
Scottish a Virmoux / Biscuit Shuffle Cliff Stapleton 5.30
Boodle Lope / Lambert Waddle Heather Horsley 4.11
Dampolksa Dan Malmquist 4.12
The Hornet Kevin Adams 3.57
Sail Away Ladies / Horseshoes and Rainbows Trad. / Oliver Schoer 4.49
Boddington / T. J.'s Gavin Atkin / Dave Jolly 3.13
The Tender Trap Bob Tracey 3.14
The Sty at night Alan Lamb 3.49
Iron Legs / Champagne Brawl Trad. / Trad. 4.28

Reviews for Champagne Brawl

"This is the debut album of Stocai but the six members with a long pedigree of playing with other top dance bands ...

"They give a lot of thought to varying the tone colour throughout their arrangements to maintain the listener's interest. The sets are carefully put together and in particular the way 'Boodell' goes into 'Lambert' is a delight.

"All six are first rate musicians and particular mention should be made of the piping of Chris Walshaw and the melodeon of Dave Jolly.

"... fine listening ... "
Vic Smith - fRoots Magazine

"... sophisticated and varied arrangements ... gently funky moments ... a highly enjoyable recording."
William Marshall - Bagpipe Society Newsletter

"And there's some really good bassoon playing"
Chris Mills - Shire Folk


How to get your copies

Either CD, After the Brawl or Champagne Brawl, is available from the band for £12.00 (inc. P&P) - UK orders only - from Kevin Adams, 5 Bullington End Road, Castlethorpe, Milton Keynes, MK19 7ER; cheques payable to Kevin Adams.

As a special offer, if bought as a pair the two CDs are currently available at the bargain price of £20.00 (inc. P&P) - ordering details as above.

For overseas and credit card orders the CD is available from Rocking Chair Music.


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