Doughboy Zydecajun at Gloucester  

Traditional music from England, Latvia and Louisiana

The world's only Anglo-Latvian Zydecajun Ceilidh Band




Kate from Stratford-On-Avon says:

I booked Ock'n'Dough for my 60th birthday party in March. Having not seen them myself I was a bit nervous that all my friends wouldn't enjoy it or join in!!
I needn't have worried as they were fantastic and encouraging and fun and extremely talented musicians and we had a fabulous night.
I would highly recommend them! We had such fun and I laughed all night long so thankyou.

Here’s what Brian Kell of Whittlesea Straw Bear Festival says of us:

"Ock’n’Dough and their alter ego Doughboy Zydecajun I rate as one of the best all round home town folk bands in East Anglia. They are willing to tackle any venue or audience but there is not one ounce of pretentiousness in their collective mass. Their ability to instinctively provide what the audience need to experience that entertaining and fulfilling evening, puts them way out in front of bands who others consider having a better pedigree.Their musical heritage emerges from the Baltic shores of Latvia, flies over the wild hill of Wannie, meanders through the quiet lanes of Northamptonshire and is absorbed into the steamy Bayous of Louisiana. They are not however, Jacks of all Trade. They have learnt their trade well being able to provide quality music and instruction on innumerable dance styles and types as well as presenting a delectable array of traditional and not so traditional songs and tunes.They are not pussycats though as their natural whit and wry sense of humour is not for the faint hearted. Their barn dance caller has a sinister side and every one, in the bands eyes, are fair game but all done in the best possible taste. Give them a try, you won’t be disappointed".

Thanks Brian!

And from Alan Wood from Baston Folk Club and Tthe Wagon Load Of Monkeys Ceilidh band:

" I suspect they've been doing this since Napoleonic times.... loads of vitality.....big tunes......great songs....honest lively stuff with an edge to know the sort of thing."

Cheers Woody