D O S C A
Since triumphantly bursting on to the folk scene at Celtic Connections 2015, Dosca - the energetic sixpiece ensemble of bagpipes, flute, fiddle, guitar, bass and drums - are quickly making a name for themselves among some of Scotland's finest folk acts.
With influences from Scottish and Irish folk, as well as a hint of jazz, the band’s self-titled debut EP was launched early in 2015, leading them on to a number of prominent appearances throughout Scotland and further afield – including the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards, Edinbugh’s Usher Hall, Piping Live! in Glasgow, and a return to Celtic Connections in 2017 and 2018.
They have also made successful ventures to mainland Europe, none less so than when rapturously received at the Montelago Celtic Festival, in August last year by crowd of 30,000. The band also have a wealth of touring experience having performed at folk festivals in Belgium, Italy, Czech Republic, Germany and more!
After an amazing few years, the boys have just their highly anticipated debut album 'MERIDIAN' which was launched at a sold out Celtic Connections 2018.
" The recently-formed Dosca, comprising five RCS students from both the folk and jazz programmes, were on positively bangin’ form. "
- Celtic Connections
- STV Glasgow
"Unmistakable musical talent"
"A firm rythm section, tight solo’s, vivid arrangements...you can feel your heart starting to race with this band...they are now unquestioningly ready to conquer the mainland....starting with your bodies and souls!"
- Schots Weekend Festival, Belgium
"Dosca are taking the party up a few notches!"
- Folk Radio UK
"Fine up and coming talent, "
- Daily Record
"One of Scotland's most promising young acts"
- Orkney Folk Festival