MELBOURNE SHOW! Reserved Seats $30 (+b/f)
General Admission $25 (+b/f)
On the night: $30 at the door
Doors and Dinner: 6.00pm
SEATING: GET THE BEST SEATS AT THE BEST TABLES -
A RESERVED SEAT is highly
recommended for this show! Book early to get the
Reserved Seating is all at tables, and it's a TWO
STEP 1.Purchase your Reserved Seat
using The Spotted Mallard online ticketing system.
STEP 2. Then email The Spotted Mallard
and make your table reservation. Your reserved seating
tickets need to be attached to a table with your
name on it - do don't forget to email!
Table bookings typically range in size from 2 people
right through to 10-12. Once you have purchased
your Reserved Seat tickets, simply email the Spotted
Mallard to make your table reservation.
Book early for the best tables!
ADMISSION: $25 (+b/f)
General Admission ticket holders cannot
reserve their seating or reserve a table. However,
any seating that remains after all Reserved Seating
has been allocated, can be taken by General Admission
ticket holders on a first-come first-serve basis
on the night.
AT THE SPOTTED MALLARD
The Spotted Mallard is a brilliant
place to have a meal. Whether you have a Reserved
Seat or General Admission Ticket, you can order
a meal before the show from our dinner menu.
TONY McMANUS IN CONCERT
with Special Guests: Fiona Ross and Julia Toaspern
Thursday August 16, 2018, 8.00pm
The Spotted Mallard, 314 Sydney Rd, Brunswick.
Master guitar player Tony McManus
has both extended and transcended the parameters
of contemporary Celtic music. He has just been listed
as one of the 50 transcendental guitarists of all time
by Guitar Player Magazine.
Tony McManus music is beyond beautiful,
its perfect. Tommy Emmanuel
He is visiting as a guest of the prestigious 2018 Adelaide
Guitar Festival, and while he is here we are delighted
to present his only Melbourne show - in Brunswick, of
course, where he has been a frequent and much loved
visitor over many years.
While Tony is known as a soloist, his frequent collaborations
have always been a significant part of his work. The
show will also feature collaborations with Melbourne
based Scottish singer Fiona Ross, and fiddle
and guitar player Julia Toaspern, a native of
Berlin and a highly successful musician in her own right.
Tony McManus will present a full concert set,
which will also feature guest appearances from fiddle
and guitar player Julia Toaspern. Julia is a
multi-talented musician from Berlin who combines classical
training on violin and voice with a wide interest in
genres such as jazz, baroque and traditional music.
Julia Toasperns bell like voice and her
filigrane fiddle playing are thrilling. She moves effortlessly
from fiddle to guitar, her solo is impressive.
breathtaking duets Folker
Magazine " .and actually, several duos
in one: from powerful, interwoven guitar duets to traditional,
classical and self-penned songs and soaring fiddle sets
always delivered with passion, commitment, and
an enjoyment of music that is contagious."
The Melbourne-based Scottish folk singer Fiona Ross
will open the night accompanied by Tony McManus,
featuring songs from their recently released album
Clyde's Water, a superb example of the traditional
style, bringing together Fiona's honest, evocative singing
and Tony's unrivalled playing.
Tony McManus is a master guitar player who has
both extended and transcended the parameters of contemporary
Celtic music. Ranked by peers and predecessors alike
alongside the guitar worlds all-time greats, (English
guitarist John Renbourn described him as the best
Celtic guitarist in the world.) his fiendishly
dexterous, dazzlingly original playing draws on traditions
from the entire Celtic diaspora Scotland, Ireland,
Brittany, Galicia, Asturias, Cape Breton, Quebec
along with still further-ranging flavours, such as jazz
and east European music.
Long applauded for his uncanny ability to transpose
the delicate, complex ornamentation characteristic of
traditional bagpipe or fiddle tunes even the
phrasing of a Gaelic song onto his own six strings,
McManus is increasingly being acknowledged also as a
pioneering figure in bridging the realms of Celtic music
and other guitar genres.
Never one to be typecast, Tonys new album Mysterious
Boundaries is his most ambitious to date. An encouraging
challenge from mandolin virtuoso Mike Marshall to learn
the Bach E Major Prelude on guitar led to an exploration
of classical and baroque. McManus has produced a work
of great originality and beauty, hailed by his peers
as a masterpiece - Renbourn, beyond
beautiful its PERFECT! - Tommy Emmanuel.
WHO FOLLOW THE BAND JUST TO ENJOY THE MUSIC ARE CALLED
THE SECOND LINE"