sharing a passion for the Scots song tradition

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

For further information contact John McAuslan jmcaus@optusnet.com.au

Tel: 0419 522 143 or (03) 9090 7768

Beasley Auditorium PERTH

Saturday 3rd June

Beasley Auditorium, Perth Modern School, Roberts Road, Subiaco, WA 6008

Tickets from:
https://www.trybooking.com/PPLG or
https://www.trybooking.com/274072

Further information from 0418 334 513

LAURISTON HALL KYNETON, VIC

Sunday 4th June

446 Lauriston Road, Lauriston 3444, VIC

Bookings & Information from: 0421 986 340

THE BASEMENT DISCS MELBOURNE

Friday 9th June

24 Block Place, Melbourne

In-store Performance at 12.45 pm For info: (03) 9654 1110

National Celtic Festival (Official Album Launch) Portarlington

Friday 9th to Monday 12th June

http://nationalcelticfestival.com/

SWEET HOME COBARGO NSW

Wednesday 14th June

50 Princes Hwy, Cobargo, NSW

Bookings & Information from: (02) 6493 6440

Polish White Eagle Club CANBERRA

Friday 16th June

The Polish White Eagle Club
http://www.canberramusiciansclub.org.au/
Further information: 0401 084 773

Magda Community Artz BRISBANE

Saturday 17th June

Only Queensland Performance. Presented by

Magda Community Artz &
Brisbane International Guitar Festival 2017

Magda Artz
80 Boundary Rd, Bardon
www.magdacommunityartz.org &
brisbaneinternationalguitarfestival.org

Petersham Bowling Club SYDNEY

Sunday 18th June

Petersham Bowling Club
77 Brighton St, Petersham NSW 2049
Tel: (02) 9569 4639
http://www.thepbc.org.au

The Spotted Mallard MELBOURNE

Wednesday 21st June

The Spotted Mallard
314 Sydney Road, Brunswick, Melbourne
http://spottedmallard.com/

Tony will be offering the following guitar workshops / masterclasses. See also www.tonymcmanus.com

Zenith Music Concert Room Claremont, WA

Saturday 3rd June at 2.30pm

Guitar Workshop with Tony McManus

Booking: https://www.trybooking.com/book/event?eid=279411

Magda Community Artz Brisbane

Saturday 17th June (afternoon)

Guitar Masterclass with Tony McManus

https://www.magdacommunityartz.org/

Clyde's Water album cover

FIONA ROSS with Tony McManus
CLYDE’S WATER

The Tradition Bearers (Scotland) is proud to present Clyde’s Water by FIONA ROSS with Tony McManus - the latest release in the label’s Scots Songs and Ballads Series. Clyde’s Water is a stunning album that showcases the richness & diversity of the Scots song canon and confirms Fiona Ross’s standing as one of Scotland’s finest contemporary exponents of the traditional style. The album pairs Fiona’s honest, commanding vocals and compelling song interpretation with the masterful guitar accompaniment of Tony McManus. It also features renowned fiddler & multi-instrumentalist John McCusker.

The Tradition Bearers logo
The Living Tradition logo

www.thetraditionbearers.co.uk

The Tradition Bearer Series LTCD1009

UPCOMING GIGS

Camperdown Robert Burns Festival (Fiona Ross & Michelle Burton)

May 19th 2017 to May 21st 2017

http://www.camperdownburnsfestival.com/

Gippsland Accoustic Music Club (Fiona Ross & Michelle Burton)

May 7th 2017

http://www.musicclub.org.au/index.php

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

June 9th 2017 to June 12th 2017

http://nationalcelticfestival.com/

PERTH Fiona Ross & Tony McManus Double Bill Tour

June 3rd 2017

Beasley Auditorium

Perth Modern School, Roberts Road, Subiaco, WA 6008

 

Tickets from:

https://www.trybooking.com/PPLG or 

https://www.trybooking.com/274072

 

Further information from 0418 334 513

CANBERRA Fiona Ross & Tony McManus Double Bill Tour

June 16th 2017

The Polish White Eagle Club 

http://www.canberramusiciansclub.org.au/

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

www.magdacommunityartz.org & 

brisbaneinternationalguitarfestival.org

SYDNEY Fiona Ross & Tony McManus Double Bill Tour

June 18th 2017

Petersham Bowling Club

77 Brighton St, Petersham NSW 2049

Tel:  (02) 9569 4639

http://www.thepbc.org.au

MELBOURNE Fiona Ross & Tony McManus Double Bill Tour

June 21st 2017

The Spotted Mallard

314 Sydney Road, Brunswick, Melbourne

http://spottedmallard.com/

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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:
THE BASEMENT DISCS
24 Block Place, Melbourne VIC 3000
T: (03) 9654 1110
E: info@basementdiscs.com.au
W: www.basementdiscs.com.au

ABOUT FIONA

Fiona grew up in Partick, in the west end of Glasgow, also spending time at her step-family home in North Tolsta on the Isle of Lewis during her teenage years. The youngest of a busy household of five children, she inherited a love of Scottish music from her dad, and began singing popular Scottish songs from a young age. It was in the 1980s that Fiona truly embraced the Scots song tradition, immersing herself in Edinburgh’s vibrant folk scene and serving her apprenticeship in the folk clubs and memorable singing sessions of the time. She was fortunate to be singing at sessions in the company of many fine singers who remain at the heart of the tradition in Scotland and who are some of Fiona’s favourite singers to this day - Aileen Carr, Maureen Jelks, Cy Laurie and Danny Couper to name a few.

Fiona then joined the group Handsel with Scottish folk scene stalwarts Brian Miller, Gavin Livingstone and fiddler Anna-Wendy Stevenson, performing at traditional music festivals around the country.

Since moving to Melbourne in 2009, Fiona has continued to pursue her passion for Scots song. In addition to her busy schedule of concerts, workshops and talks, she is currently completing a PhD through the University of Melbourne Conservatorium, working with traditional singers in Scotland and overseas to explore and document the importance of a singing style and tradition that is now rapidly changing. As a singer of Scots song, Fiona was mentored by esteemed tradition bearer Andrew Hunter.

CONTACT FIONA

You can contact me at fiona@fionaross.com.au or by using this form.