FIONA ROSS & TONY McMANUS
SEATING: GET THE BEST SEATS - $30 (+b/f)
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ADMISSION: $25 (+b/f)
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be available to General Admission ticket holders
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.
June 21, 2017, 8.00pm
The Spotted Mallard,
314 Sydney Rd, Brunswick.
ONLY MELBOURNE SHOW!
Pre-Sale: Reserved Seats $30 (+b/f)
Pre-sale: General Admission $25 (+b/f)
On the night: $30 at the door
Doors and Dinner: 6.00pm - Showtime: 8.00pm
Esteemed Scottish traditional singer
Fiona Ross, with master of Celtic guitar, Tony
McManus will launch their album Clyde's Water
at The Spotted Mallard on Wednesday June 21.
Clydes Water is a superb example of the traditional
style, bringing together Fiona's honest, evocative singing
and Tony's unrivalled playing.
The night starts with a full concert set from Tony
McManus (solo) who will then accompany Fiona Ross
on the songs from their new album Clyde's Water.
All roads lead to the The Spotted Mallard on Thursday
June 21 for one of the shows of the year!
Tommy Emmanuel described Tony McManus' music as "beyond
beautiful", and John Renbourne deemed him "The
best Celtic guitarist in the world". Through Tony's
hands the emotions of Celtic music are transferred to
the guitar and the listener is drawn into the vibrant
energy of a reel, the timeless atmosphere of a lament,
or the intricate sensitivity of his song accompaniment.
A true virtuoso, whatever the context, Tony's presence
is unique and driven by a passion for the music. His engaging
personality on stage has taken him to five continents
and he has recorded nine records since his debut in 1996.
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 Edinburghs
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 Fionas 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.