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1986-2019: Celebrating Scotland's Music for over 30 Years


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Tony McManus - Tony McManus (CD)

…The debut album of exceptional quality, from the top Celtic guitarist. ‘The best Celtic guitarist in the world’ (John Renbourn) ‘One of the world’s greatest and most innovative guitarists’ (The West Australian) ‘A talent second to none’ (Phil Cunningham) ‘A truly original and creative figure in the guitar community’ (Pierre…

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Tony McManus and Julia Toaspern - Live In Concert (CD)

…McManus is the leading Celtic guitarist worldwide and has been listed as one of the 50 transcendental guitarists of all time by Guitar Player Magazine. While Tony is known as a soloist, his frequent collaborations with diverse musicians have always been a significant part of his work. Tony joined the…

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Tony McManus - Mysterious Boundaries (CD)

…McManus is now regarded as one of the foremost guitarists of the traditional / contemporary / Celtic / Americana music scenes, and regularly gigs and tours with some of the heavyweights in these musical genres from North America and elsewhere. Tony has now added another genre to his diverse repertoire…

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Tony McManus - The Maker’s Mark (CD)

…McManus, now based in Canada and working with some of North America’s top musicians. Featuring instruments made by Brian Applegate, Marc Beneteau, Michael Greenfield, Charles Hoffman, William Kelday, Randy Lucas, Michihiro Masuda, Linda Manzer, Lance McCollom, Paul McGill, Paul Reed Smith, Bill Tippin, Jeff Traugott, Joe Veillette and Kathy Wingert.…

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Tony McManus & Alain Genty - Singing Sands (CD)

…McManus, now regarded worldwide as one of the leading exponents of the acoustic guitar, joins forces on this latest project with the incredible French fretless bass guitarist Alain Genty - forming a duo to be reckoned with. The album contains an eclectic mix of tunes from Cape Breton to Scotland…

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Tony McManus - Ceol More (CD)

…McManus’ mastery and vision is now revealed with his third album, Ceol More. Featuring accompaniment from Capercaillie’s Ewen Vernal (bass) and Salsa Celtica’s Guy Nicolson (tablas), the album reflects the extent of McManus’s musical explorations both within and beyond the Scottish tradition. The title is a pun on the Gaelic…

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Tony McManus - Pourquoi Quebec? (CD)

…Scottish, Irish and East European tunes played on acoustic guitar, with French Canadian-style accompaniment from Alain Genty (bass) and Denis Frechette (piano). Recorded in Quebec. ‘An album of grace and beauty’ (The Living Tradition) ‘The best Celtic guitarist in the world’ (John Renbourn) ‘One of the world’s greatest and most…

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Scotland, The Music And The Song - A 20 Year Profile Of Greentrax (3 x CD)

…In 2018, Greentrax Recordings are re-launching this best-selling album. This compilation was originally released in 2006 when the company, which also includes the Culburnie label, celebrated its 20th Anniversary. Greentrax Recordings, ‘Scotland’s Favourite Record Company’, was launched in 1986 by retired Police Inspector Ian Green. The 59 tracks for this…

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Greentrax 30th Anniversary Collection - The Special Projects (double CD)

…McManus with two of his French buddies, working his wizardy on Zagreb from The Clear Stream album of guitar music. the delightful version of Both Sides The Tweed by Mairi Campbell & Jack Evans from A Clear Day’s Dawnin’. Heather Heywood’s unique voice in My Bonny Moorhen from Songs Of…

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Gordon Duncan’s Tunes (Book 2) (book)

…McManus, virtuoso Celtic guitarist)      “We hope you’ll enjoy this collection of tunes and continue to celebrate Gordon’s music for many years to come…”  (Ian Duncan - Chairman, The Gordon Duncan Memorial Trust)  Gordon Duncan’s Tunes Book One is also available.

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Celtic Airs And Reflective Melodies (Celtic Collections vol 15) (CD)

…McManus, Iain MacInnes, Lorne MacDougall, Gary West and Jimmy Young. All the solo tracks have top accompanists from within the Scottish music scene. A truly outstanding collection of Celtic Airs and Reflective Melodies which again emphasises the strength of the Greentrax back-catalogue.

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Music And Song From Scotland - The Greentrax 25th Anniversary Collection (double CD)

…2011 sees Greentrax Recordings Ltd celebrating its 25th Anniversary with a double CD collection for the price of one CD. The double CD is a compilation of 25 tracks, plus two bonus tracks, all of very special relevance and significance to the label and its managing director, Ian Green. The…

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Paul Anderson - Home & Beauty (CD)

…it is the native dance tunes, marches and airs, self-penned and from his traditional repertoire, that best show off his huge tone and technique. The session musicians who joined Paul on the various albums included George Donald (piano), Margaret Smith (piano), Tony McManus (guitar) and Ali Napier (keyboards). mcmanu

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The Clear Stream (Guitar Music From Scotland And Beyond) (CD)

…McManus (with Alain Genty and Soig Siberil), Brian McNeill and Innes Watson. The aim of this album project was to record guitar tracks by some of Scotland’s finest exponents of the instrument. As always with such ambitious projects, availability of artists to attend the recording studio was an ongoing problem.…

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Catherine-Ann MacPhee - Suil Air Ais (Looking Back) (CD)

…McManus (guitars), Neil Martin (cello), Iain MacDonald (flute and small pipes) and Ewen Vernal (bass). Cathy-Ann’s voice was recorded in Canada and Tony McManus, who produced and played guitar, oversaw the instrumental dubbing in Scotland. Dedicated to friends who are no longer with us - John McGrath, Tony Cuffe and…

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Gordon Duncan - Thunderstruck (CD)

…McManus (guitar), Ewan Vernal (bass) and John Scullion (snare drum). Produced by Tony McManus.

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Gary West - The Islay Ball (CD)

…McManus (bouzouki and guitar). One track features the ceilidh band Hugh MacDiarmid’s Haircut (Gary, Colin Matheson, Marcos Watt & Stan Wilson).  Gary’s playing of both the Highland pipes and Scottish smallpipes has received much critical acclaim.  He is also a very fine composer and his compositions have been admired.  The…

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Mairi MacInnes - Orosay (CD)

…McManus (guitars) * Iain MacInnes (Scottish small pipes) * Billy Jackson (harps and whistles) * Mairi Campbell (fiddle and viola) * Mats Melin (Scottish step dance) and Calum Malcolm (piano and keyboards).

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Keltik Elektrik - vol 2 (Just When You Thought It Was Safe To Sit Down…) (CD)

…McManus (guitar) and Simon Thoumire (concertina). ‘If you are at a party on 31st December at about 11.55pm and waiting with baited breath for the New Year ahead with a glass of champagne or two in your hand, and thinking ‘what music can I put on the hi-fi?’ - well,…

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Aileen Carr - Green Yarrow (CD)

…McManus (guitar), and Stuart Morison (fiddle, guitar, cittern and mandolin) who also produced the album. In 1995 Aileen was invited to perform at the Edinburgh International Festival - the critics summed her up well: ‘Her singing is confident and strong and she makes the longer ballads all the more easily…

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News Articles

Tony McManus live

McManus has just finished a very successful of tour of the UK with Julia Toaspern, a multi-instrumentalist and singer.  This was followed by gigs in Germany, three of which were recorded for a live album which Greentrax hopes to release later this year.      Visit Tony McManus’ website for more news.

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September 2019 Album News

McManus and Julia Toaspern Live In Concert, touring all over North America and Europe; while sales of the John Campbell Munro - The Kelly Collection have exceeded all expectations (see our Special Offers). Christine Kydd has been working her socks of promoting her album Shift And Change; the Alexander McCall…

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July 2019 News

McManus and Julia Toaspern Live in Concert are going great guns. Malinky had a full centre page spread in a recent edition of The National newspaper. Dick Gaughan’s The Harvard Tapes, a definitive concert from 1982 is released on 1st August and if advance orders are anything to go by,…

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October 2016 News

McManus to The McCalmans - you get the picture. All in all a remarkable collection of material carefully selected and put together by Ian Green, in a varied but surprisingly cohesive listening experience. Pretty good Christmas presents for all your mates, I reckon.” (Bob Walton, fRoots Magazine)The Edinburgh City Police Pipe…

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April 2016 News

McManus was on tour in Australia recently and the demand for his albums was so great that he sold out before the tour ended. Thankfully our Australian distributor Planet Distribution was able to top him up. See Tony’s current tour dates. (photo Tony McManus / Edmonton Festival) Alex Hodgson is…

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Gordon Duncan’s Tunes - Book 2

…the best songwriters in history, improvised as well as any jazz musician, played piobaireachd like a classical soloist and grounded all his work firmly on a centuries-old canon of traditional music he loved. We will benefit from that work for years to come…” (virtuoso Celtic guitarist Tony McManus) mcmanu

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special offer Christmas & New Year Special Offer - SAVE OVER 16% on ANY THREE OR MORE CDs in one order - that's £2.00 off every standard CD.
Offer ends December 31st 2019. Free postage within UK, international postage charges apply. Offer excludes DVDs, books, deletions, overstocks, limited supply and box set titles.

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