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Tony McManus, Vancouver Celtic Ensemble

Sat. April 23rd 2005 8pm @  St. James Community Hall (All Ages) 8pm
$20($17 members)
Presented by: The Rogue Folk Club
To find a unique 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. In little over ten years as a professional musician 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. In Tony’s hands the complex ornamentation normally associated with fiddles and pipes are accurately transferred to guitar in a way that preserves the integrity and emotional impact of the music.
"The skill and musicality of Scottish guitarist Tony McManus make it sound as though the instrument's history stretches back centuries rather than mere decades..."
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