Ducie mixes traditional and contemporary styles from across the world. Combining Celtic music, Afro Cuban and Brazilian rhythms with funk, reggae, flamenco and blues, this vibrant blend of genres takes the listener over a broad, musical landscape providing music for your ears and infectious rhythms for your feet!

Andy Dinan (The Bad Shepherds) and Ian Fletcher (Future Trad Collective) teamed up to make an album that brought together their many musical influences. Using old traditional tunes, new compositions and heavy percussion, they produced an album of great energy and drive. Richard Sliwa (Inner Space)and Jon Thorne (Lamb) coming on board to provide the rhythm section - it seemed perfect sense to form a band Ducie and release an album Mancunia.

'Outstanding. an amazing mixture of Celtic, Afro-Cuban and Brazilian music with funk, reggae, flamenco and blues' - MANCHESTER EVENING NEWS

'MANCUNIA is an enduringly enjoyable musical ride...' - SONGLINES

'An invigorating and enjoyable disc throughout...' - NETRHYTHMS

'MANCUNIA offers a fiery rhythm and swing-inspired traditional and world fusion. Imagine the Easy Club hitting a WOMEX groove and you've got it...' - FROOTS

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Eliza Carthy