Tony McManus (Scotland/Canada) & Fiona Ross (Scotland/Australia)

June 18, 2017 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
$26 presale; $30 on the door

Tony McManus (Scotland/Canada) & Fiona Ross (Scotland/Australia)

Sunday the 18th of June at 6pm | | Tix: $26 presale; $30 on the door | https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=276280
Tony McManus, “ the best Celtic guitarist in the world”, teams up with renowned Scottish traditional singer, Fiona Ross, for a brief tour to launch their brand new album, ‘Clyde’s Water’. Don’t miss their only Sydney show!

For the first half of the show, Tony will accompany Fiona to launch their new album, while the second half will feature a full solo set from Tony.
A superb example of the traditional style, their album and their concerts bring together Fiona’s honest, evocative singing and Tony’s unrivalled guitar-playing to showcase Scots music and song in all its richness and diversity.
Tommy Emmanuel described Tony McManus’ music as “beyond beautiful”, and John Renbourne deemed him “The best Celtic guitarist in the world”. Through Tony’s hands the emotions of Celtic music are transferred to the guitar and the listener is drawn into the vibrant energy of a reel, the timeless atmosphere of a lament, or the intricate sensitivity of his song accompaniment. A true virtuoso, whatever the context, Tony’s presence is unique and driven by a passion for the music. His engaging personality on stage has taken him to five continents and he has recorded nine albums since his debut in 1996
Respected in Scotland as a fine interpreter of Scots song, Fiona’s singing style displays her commitment to the tradition and a passion for keeping the old songs and ballads alive. Fiona’s Scots language repertoire ranges from songs of everyday life, love and work to the big Scottish ballads. These traditional songs are blended into a diverse and engaging set that includes contemporary gems written by some of Scotland’s finest songwriters.
Tony McManus:
Hector The Hero & The Girls at Martinfield: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XLVsrlObxO8
The Maids of Mitchelstown: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwZ5bxY5gTw
Bach’s Prelude in G major: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhrwsplorMw
Fiona Ross:
At Port Arlington Celtic Festival: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEE36eAn7PE
The Lea Rig by Robert Burns: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pQGm8zjudw
Mary Hamilton: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CMlQYs1WJ0