Tony McManus virtuoso guitarist – Celtic music and beyond
Once again we’re tying up with Sidmouth Folk Week to showcase top flight folk musicians who rarely perform in the UK.
This year we’re delighted to have Scots born and Canada based Tony McManus, recognised throughout the world as the leading guitarist in Celtic music. From early childhood his twin obsessions of traditional music and acoustic guitar have worked together to produce a startlingly original approach to this ancient art.
Through Tony’s hands the emotions of Celtic music are transferred to the guitar with the driving energy of a reel or the timeless atmosphere of a lament – each finding an authentic voice through his interpretation. In addition to his solo albums, Tony has recorded with musicians as diverse as Scots fiddler Alasdair Fraser, bluegrass legend Dan Crary and French bassist Alain Genty, to name but a few.
Tony’s engaging stage personality has recently won him a Gold Medal as voted by readers of Acoustic Guitar magazine, previous winners being John Williams, Paco de Lucia and Tommy Emmanuel. His new album, Mysterious Boundaries, takes a different path altogether, and explores the music of Bach, Couperin, Monteverdi, Satie and Granados.
See Tony here
“Tony McManus is the best Celtic guitarist in the world” John Renbourn
“World class. Masterful playing as usual”- Steve Howe.
£12 advance, £13 door, £6 under 18s.
£1 reduction for Friends of Calstock Arts
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Box Office telephone number 01726 879500
Tickets also available from Levines in Calstock.
Doors 7.00pm, start time 8.00pm.