The small village of Lauriston has been fortunate to host the brilliant Scottish guitarist, Tony McManus, on three previous occasions and he has always wowed the audience with his incredible virtuosity in finger-style acoustic guitar. “One of the premiere purveyors of Celtic music, McManus displays an incredible ability to capture the melodic nuances of that ancient genre—including the sounds of fiddles and pipes—making his solo works supremely evocative.” – Guitar Player Magazine. Tony McManus has been called the “guitarman’s guitarist” and John Renbourn as described him as ‘the best Celtic guitarist in the world’. He has a wide repertoire of music including classical and music of other genres and regions. This year Tony is joined by highly regarded Canadian poet, Bob Jensen who will recite some of his best-loved poems with accompaniment from Tony for part of the concert. Shane Howard has described Bob as “A gifted poet with a powerful imagination”. Ticket price includes a two-course meal, tea and coffee. Table seating. BYO drinks. ‘Tony McManus Live at the Lauriston Hall’ is a community event organised and run by the Lauriston Hall volunteer committee. Any proceeds from the event will go towards the running and continuing refurbishment of the Lauriston Hall, which is a member of the Macedon Ranges Halls group.

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