(with Geoff McArthur) @ The Oratory, Abbotsford Convent
The Boîte presents Manus McGuire, a Celtic Christmas Concert (MELBOURNE)
The best of Irish and Scottish music with acclaimed Irish fiddle player Manus McGuire accompanied by Geoff McArthur on guitar.
On Thursday 19 December 2019 at 7:00pm
The Oratory, Abbotsford Convent
1 St Heliers St, Abbotsford, VIC 3067
Manus McGuire (Fiddle) and Ben Stephenson (Guitar)
Manus McGuire is an acclaimed Irish fiddle player whose exceptional musical gift became widely recognised in 1970 when he won the prestigious Fiddler of Dooney, an Irish national fiddle competition at age 14.
He has performed with Buttons and Bows, Moving Cloud, Brock McGuire Band, and with his brother Seamus McGuire
Manus will be accompanied by Ben Stephenson, a multi-instrumentalist who has risen to become one of Australia’s most sought-after Irish musicians.
On Sunday 5 January 2020 at 2:00pm
The Doss House
77 George St, The Rocks, NSW 2000
Thrilled to be asked to take my Copperplate Sessions team to perform with me at Celtic Connections 2020 as part of the Big Fling at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on Jan 21st, 2020.
Lots of lovely guests on the bill including the Tom Orr Mega Ceilidh Band, Marie Fielding, Robert Black, Gary Innes and many more.
Love to see all our Scottish fans out in force for what should be a fun night!
“Take your seats, please, for the latest in Celtic Connections’ celebrated series of traditional terpsichorean extravaganzas, hosted by a lavish line-up of top talents in the field. Renowned for his tradition-steeped yet youthful approach, accordionist Tom Orr helms the aptly-named Mega Ceilidh Dance Band, a specially-expanded version of his regular six-piece line-up. Orr appears again in Manus McGuire’s Copperplate Sessions, named for the Sligo-born, Clare-based fiddler’s highly-praised 2018 album (described the Irish Echo as “simply outstanding”), which features music from Orkney, Shetland and Canada alongside Irish tunes. Also among its mainly Scottish guest-list, and on the bill tonight, is renowned dance-band fiddler Marie Fielding. Yet more A-list attractions include the Robert Black Scottish Dance Band, special guest John Carmichael, and Gary Innes Highland Dance Band, together with rising-star fiddle/accordion duo Ellie McLaren and Callum Cruickshank.”