Tim O’Connor is a well-known songwriter, now living in Savoie in the south east of France. Tim has already made many independent albums and written many songs, one of which, The Lizard, was just nominated in a French film festival. He has performed all over the world and is highly thought of by the likes of Mike Harding, Mike McGoldrick, and Arty McGlynn.
Andy Dinan is a force of nature, a master fiddler of great renown. He has won three All-Ireland titles on both Fiddle and Banjo - becoming the first person from England to win the Senior All-Ireland Fiddle championship in 1994. He has since played with The Mike McGoldrick big band, Adrian Edmondson & The Bad Shepherds and Barbara Dickson to name a few. In 2011 he co-founded Future Trad Collective with Michael McGoldrick and Ian Fletcher. Andy lives in Manchester. NB Broadcasters - Dinan rhymes with Tynan (as in Kenneth).
Maartin Allcock is a multi-instrumentalist, mostly known from his work in the folk-rock scene, but is also a session musician and record producer with around 350 albums in his discography. Maart lives on the west coast of Snowdonia.
Mancunia is a very new venture. We only met together for the first time in February 2017, and already, the band's debut album is now available. The world debut of this powerhouse trio took place in Manchester at the end of July, followed by a complete range of gigs over the next few days. We hope to be building upon our initial rush in November, then going for it properly in the new year. Keep an eye on the Shows page for updates.