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Tony McManus in Concert - Last Concert of 2010




Tony McManus in Concert


Saturday, November 20th 2010

First United methodist Church

22331 Woodward Avenue

Ferndale, MI 22331

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


Tickets are available at the door for $20, Seniors/Students $15

Or can be purchased online at

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Self taught from childhood, initially through listening to the family record collection, 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.  In 2002, McManus won twin “Musician of the Year” awards by the BBC Folks Awards and the Scottish Traditional Music Awards. Around the same time his CD, Ceol More gathered attention by being featured on the "Critic’s Album of the Year" list in Acoustic Guitar magazine, as well as being named “Live Ireland Awards' "Album of the Year."  In 2009, Tony became a Gold Medal winner when he won Acoustic Guitar magazine's reader's poll in the Celtic category. Other Gold Medal winners included Tommy Emmanuel, Doc Watson, John Jorgenson, John Williams, Paco de Lucía, and Tony Rice.


“Tony McManus is the Jeff Beck of the acoustic guitar”  -                 Paul Reed Smith


“The best Celtic guitarist in the world     -                                          John Renbourn

Tony will be hosting a guitar workshop from 3pm – 5pm the day of the show at the First United Church. Cost of workshop is $40. Workshop attendees can purchase concert tickets for $10.  This is for guitarists of all levels and seating is limited.   

Call MFGS @ 248-646-4030 for information.


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Our Next Concert – International Guitar Night @ Callahan’s January 29th, 2011

Featuring Pino Forastiere, Clive Carroll, Brian Gore and Alexandre Gismonti

Lots of other Guitar News

Renowned guitarist Richard Gilewitz will perform @ Trinity House on November 13th.  Gilewitz will also host a guitar workshop the day of the show.

The Classical Guitar Society of Michigan will host 2009 Guitar Foundation of America Winner Florain Larousse at a Master Class on November 13th and will perform on November 14th. For information

Stay tuned for more music from the Ann Arbor Classical Guitar Society

We welcome a new Michigan friend here @ MFGS,   Strings By Mail  (Buy Michigan!) 

And we welcome another new friend in Saginaw. The White Crow Music Conservatory 

& All of our other friends

Pam Rossi of WCSX and Overeasy                                                            

Paul Murphy of Bluefish Guitars 

Gary Zimnicki of Zimnicki Guitars                                                                          

JB Davies      

Ann Delisi on WDET with Essential Music,                                                         

Rob Reinhart of WDET with Acoustic Cafe & Essential Music,

Shelest Music Workshop

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