Hailed by the late John Renbourn as ‘the best Celtic guitarist in the world’, McManus has been listed as one of 50 transcendental guitarists of all time by Guitar Player Magazine.
Julia Toaspern, from Berlin, combines classical violin and voice training with an interest in jazz, baroque and traditional music. Her skills as a guitarist are prodigious and make a very exciting fit with Tony’s work.
Together, the duo’s guitar treatments of traditional music are unique, exploring the harmonic possibilities of these old, and sometimes not so old, tunes. Julia’s violin effortlessly morphs into a fiddle as she weaves from Italian madrigal to Scottish reel.