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Tony McManus in Concert

Saturday, November 20th 2010

Doors open at 6:30 pm, Show at 7:30 pm

First United Methodist Church

22331 Woodward Avenue

Ferndale, MI 22331

 

 

On Saturday, November 20thh Tony McManus performs at 7:30 p.m. with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church which is located at 22331 Woodward Avenue in Ferndale 3 blocks south of 9 mile on West side of Woodward. Tickets are available at the door for $20, Seniors/Students $15 or can be purchased online at www.fingerstyle.org.

 

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 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. 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. Self taught from childhood, initially through listening to the family record collection, McManus abandoned academia in his twenties to pursue music full time. The session scene in Glasgow and Edinburgh provided the springboard for gigs around Scotland and a studio set for BBC Radio, frequently rebroadcast, began to spread the word.

 

On Saturday November 20th from 3pm – 5pm  Tony will be conducting a hands-on workshop. Space

is limited, advanced reservation is required. The Michigan Fingerstyle Guitar Society presents its

workshop series in a non-competitive environment and welcomes guitarists of all skill levels. Students can

register or request information by contacting the MFGS office at 248-646-4030. Cost is $40.

 

 







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