Tony McManus (Scotland)
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“Tony McManus’ music is beyond beautiful, it’s perfect.” Tommy Emmanuel
Tony McManus is the world's leading Celtic guitar player who has both extended and transcended the parameters of contemporary Celtic music. He is visiting as a guest of the prestigious 2018 Adelaide Guitar Festival, and while he is here we are delighted to present his only Melbourne show - in Brunswick, of course, where he has been a frequent and much loved visitor over many years. The show will also feature collaborations with Melbourne based Scottish singer Fiona Ross, and fiddle and guitar player Julia Toaspern, a native of Berlin and a highly successful musician in her own right.
ONLY MELBOURNE SHOW!
Reserved Seats $30 (+b/f)
General Admission $25 (+b/f)
On the night: $30 at the door
Doors and Dinner: 6.00pm
8.00 - 8.40: Fiona Ross
9.00 - 10.30: Tony McManus with Julia Toaspern
Tony McManus will present a full concert set, which will also feature guest appearances from fiddle and guitar player Julia Toaspern. Julia is a multi-talented musician from Berlin who combines classical training on violin and voice with a wide interest in genres such as jazz, baroque and traditional music.
"Julia Toaspern's bell like voice and her filigrane fiddle playing are thrilling. She moves effortlessly from fiddle to guitar, her solo is impressive." SalonFestival
"...breathtaking duets..." Folker Magazine " ....and actually, several duos in one: from powerful, interwoven guitar duets to traditional, classical and self-penned songs and soaring fiddle sets - always delivered with passion, commitment, and an enjoyment of music that is contagious."
The Melbourne-based Scottish folk singer Fiona Ross will open the night accompanied by Tony McManus, featuring songs from their recently released album Clyde's Water, a superb example of the traditional style, bringing together Fiona's honest, evocative singing and Tony's unrivalled playing.