Vancouver's Community-Driven Concert Calendar

  Bookmark and Share

Event Archive - Tony McManus

Mon. May 14th 2018 St. James Community Hall (All Ages)
8pm doors at 7pm
$14-28
Presented by: The Rogue Folk Club
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 recognized 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 and the listener is drawn into the driving energy of a reel or the timeless atmosphere of a lament - each finding an authentic voice through his interpretation.That emotional connection lifts McManus's playing beyond mere virtuosity to a place where new listeners worldwide - from the Hebrides to Connemara and from Bogota to Tokyo - are won over to this music.

Advance tickets available at roguefolk.bc.ca, Highlife Records, and Tapestry Music Vancouver.

Reviews

No articles have been linked to this profile