Tony McManus

Performance at An Tobar 8.30pm
Fri 6 Oct 2017
Supper 7pm
£10/£8 (Add a two course supper for only £12)

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Tony McManus

Virtuoso guitarist – Celtic music and beyond


Nominated ‘Instrumentalist of the Year’- Scots Trad Awards 2016

"Tony McManus is the best Celtic guitarist in the world" John Renbourn

"Tony McManus is the Jeff Beck of the acoustic guitar" Paul Reed Smith, PRS Guitars

"McManus's playing is rave-worthy. Loaded with flawless ornamentations, most of which should only be attempted on a very well set-up fiddle, his playing is wild and delicate, passionate and tender" Premier Guitar


To find a voice on so ubiquitous an instrument as the acoustic guitar is quite an achievement: to do so within a centuries old idiom where the instrument has no real history is truly remarkable. Scots born and now Canada based, Tony McManus has come to be 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.