The Bagpipe Society

In the Bag - Pete Stacey

Born and brought up in Swansea, Pete started playing music in jazz-rock bands. He went on to study music at Liverpool University and it was while he was working on his PhD that he received an invitation to travel to Galicia to play with the Welsh folk band Cromlech. It was during these visits that he encountered the gaita. Pete was looking for an instrument that would breathe new energy into traditional Welsh music and replace an instrument that had been lost to the tradition....