sharing a passion for the Scots song tradition


Fiona was born and brought up in Partick in Glasgow, the youngest of a busy household of five children. It was from her dad that Fiona inherited a love of Scottish song, and singing these songs was part of her home life from an early age. It wasn’t until living in Edinburgh in the '90s though, that Fiona really became immersed in the folk scene – regularly attending folk clubs and taking part in the many vibrant sessions of the time. She was fortunate to be singing at sessions in the company of many great singers who remain at the heart of the tradition in Scotland and who are Fiona’s favourite singers to this day - Aileen Carr, Maureen Jelks, Cy Laurie and Danny Couper to name a few. Fiona was also greatly encouraged in her singing by folklorist Hamish Henderson, as well as renowned educator and singer Christine Kydd.

Having served her apprenticeship in Edinburgh’s sessions, Fiona joined the band Handsel, put together by Scottish folk scene stalwarts ~ guitarist and singer Brian Miller and multi-instrumentalist and singer Gavin Livingstone, and with Anna-Wendy Stevenson on fiddle. Focussing on Scots song, Handsel enjoyed playing at folk clubs and traditional music festivals across Scotland. The band also toured in Russia, together with revered traditional singer Gordeanna McCulloch. Fiona has performed in China and, with guitarist Murray Macleod, at festivals and folk clubs in the United States.

Fiona recently moved to Melbourne and since then has performed at a number of major festivals and events around the country. In addition to her own singing, Fiona is currently studying at the University of Melbourne Conservatorium where she is researching traditional singing and the folk revival in Scotland, working with esteemed tradition bearer, singer and songwriter Andrew Hunter.

Fiona Ross & Tony McManus
Australian Double Bill Concert Tour, June 2017

Tony McManus
solo performance

Tony McManus

His playing described by Tommy Emmanuel as “beyond beautiful” and deemed by John Renbourne as the “best Celtic guitarist in the world” – Tony McManus presents a virtuoso performance of guitar styles from around the world, played equally with passion, precision & astounding technique

Fiona Ross &
Tony McManus

Fiona Ross

Performing songs from stunning new album Clyde’s Water, Scottish traditional singer Fiona Ross’s honest, evocative vocals combine with Tony McManus’ unrivalled guitar playing to showcase the richness of Scots song in all its richness and diversity

National Celtic Festival (Official Album Launch) Portarlington

Friday 9th to Monday 12th June

Beasley Auditorium PERTH

Saturday 3rd June

The Polish Club CANBERRA

Friday 16th June

Magda Community Artz BRISBANE

Saturday 17th June

Petersham Bowls SYDNEY

Sunday 18th June

The Spotted Mallard MELBOURNE

Wednesday 21st June

New Album - Clyde's Water
Launching in June

Clyde's Water album cover
Track Listing
  1. Davy Faa
  2. Yowie wi the Crookit Horn
  3. The Bleacher Lass o Kelvinhaugh
  4. The Burning of Auchindoun
  5. The False Bride
  6. The Laird o Cockpen
  7. Clyde's Water
  8. When the King Comes O'er the Water
  9. The Shuttle Rins
  10. The Seasons
  11. My Ain Kind Dearie, O
Fiona Ross: Vocals
Tony McManus: Acoustic & Electric guitars, Bouzouki
John McCusker: Fiddle, Whistles, Harmonium


Camperdown Robert Burns Festival (Fiona Ross & Michelle Burton)

May 19th 2017 to May 21st 2017

Gippsland Accoustic Music Club (Fiona Ross & Michelle Burton)

May 7th 2017

NATIONAL CELTIC FESTIVAL (Fiona Ross & Tony McManus Official Album Launch)

June 9th 2017 to June 12th 2017

Basement Discs, The Block Arcade, Melbourne (Fiona Ross & Michelle Burton)

April 22nd 2017

Enjoy a day of live music to celebrate and support Independent Record Stores Day at Basement Discs!

Fiona Ross & Michelle Burton will be performing at 11am

PERTH Fiona Ross & Tony McManus Double Bill Tour

June 3rd 2017

Beasley Auditorium

Perth Modern School, Roberts Road, Subiaco, WA 6008


Tickets from: or


Further information from 0418 334 513

CANBERRA Fiona Ross & Tony McManus Double Bill Tour

June 16th 2017

The Polish White Eagle Club

Further information: 0401 084 773

BRISBANE Fiona Ross & Tony McManus Double Bill Tour

June 17th 2017

Only Queensland Performance. Presented by

Magda Community Artz & 

Brisbane International Guitar Festival 2017 


Magda Artz

80 Boundary Rd, Bardon &

SYDNEY Fiona Ross & Tony McManus Double Bill Tour

June 18th 2017

Petersham Bowling Club

77 Brighton St, Petersham NSW 2049

Tel:  (02) 9569 4639

MELBOURNE Fiona Ross & Tony McManus Double Bill Tour

June 21st 2017

The Spotted Mallard

314 Sydney Road, Brunswick, Melbourne

Recent Performances

  • Cygnet Folk Festival (TAS)

  • Maldon Folk Festival (VIC)

Track Listing
  1. The Rovin’ Ploughboy
  2. The Lea Rig
  3. Laird o’ the Dainty Dounby
  4. Down to the Sea
  5. Loch Lomond
  6. Mary Hamilton
  7. Twa Recruitin’ Sergeant
Fiona Ross: vocals
Ken Maher: acoustic guitar
Angus Downing: fiddle
Michelle Burton: harp

Special Guest Musician:
Jeff Lang: acoustic guitar, tenor banjo
Price: $18
Also available in-store and online from:
24 Block Place, Melbourne VIC 3000
T: (03) 9654 1110


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