Ducele

A relatively new group, "Ducele" brings together four very experienced musicians and many more instruments: double bass, percussion, guitars, accordion, kokle, bagpipes, flutes, banjo, bouzouki and vocals. At the group’s core are Arnis Veisbārdis and Andris Alviķis, both former members of the progressive rock/folk group Vecās Mājas (Old Houses) and the army ensemble "Zvaigznīte" ("Little Star"), from which "Ducele" has inherited many folk songs. "Ducele’s" debut album "Tā viš’i" ("That’s the Way It Is") includes thirteen new arrangements of Latvian folk songs. In the Suiti dialect of Latvian, a ducele is a light, versatile cart that moves quickly and can hold many belongings. The song “Nojāsim mēs uz Ķezbieriem” tells about heading to the tavern.