Tony McManus (musician)

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Tony McManus (born 1965) is a Scottish steel-string guitarist of Irish descent born in Paisley, Scotland.[1] English guitarist John Renbourn described him as "the best Celtic guitarist in the world."

His first self-titled album was released in 1996 on Greentrax Recordings. His second album, Pourquoi Quebec?, was recorded in Quebec, Canada and released on the same label in January. His third album, Ceol More, was released in 2002 and achieved widespread critical acclaim. It includes a version of Charles Mingus's Goodbye Porkpie Hat. He has recorded duets with noted Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser and an album with bassist Alain Genty, titled Singing Sands.[1]


Solo recordings[edit]

  • Tony McManus Greentrax Recordings 1995
  • Pourquoi Quebec? Greentrax Recordings 1998
  • Ceol More Greentrax Recordings 2002
  • The Maker's Mark (the dream guitar sessions)' Greentrax Recordings 2008
  • Mysterious Boundaries Greentrax Recordings 2013


  • Alasdair Fraser & Tony McManus: Return to Kintail Culburnie Records 1999
  • Tony McManus and Alain Gentry: Singing Sands Greentrax Recordings 2005
  • Strung: Band of Gypsies (with April Verch, Doug Cox and Cody Waters) Slab Town Records 2008

McManus lives in Elora, Ontario, Canada.

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Official Website".