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Tony McManus & Emilynn and John Live @ St. Georges Hall

August 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

$50
Tony McManus
Emilyn and John

An afternoon show hosted at the historic St. Georges Hall, with performances by Tony McManus and Emilyn and John, and more. Tony will be playing from 1pm – 2pm, followed by Emilyn and John from 3pm – 4pm. One ticket is valid for both sets! Please remember to bring a mask. Gates open at 12pm. 

Details

Date:
August 21
Time:
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cost:
$50
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Organizer

Georgian Bay Folk Society
Phone:
519-371-2995
Email:
info@summerfolk.org
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Venue

St Georges Hall
1049 4th Ave E
Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 5P7 Canada
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Phone:
(519) 376-3287
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tony mcmanus

Conjuring a unique but universal language from that most ubiquitous of instruments, the acoustic guitar, Tony McManus has both extended and transcended the parameters of contemporary Celtic music. Ranked by peers and predecessors alike alongside the guitar world’s all-time greats, 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. 

 

                                                                         Check out their website here 

Emilyn and John

Ontario based duo Emilyn Stam and John David Williams merge the voices of clarinet, violin, diatonic and chromatic accordions to create a modern sound steeped in tradition. They met in 2011 as members of the Lemon Bucket Orkestra. During quiet hours of busy tour schedules they discovered a similar sensibility in improvisation and composition, and began to create a distinctive duo sound mainly featuring clarinet and violin. They both draw on wide musical influences and experience including Klezmer, early jazz and blues, and various fiddle traditions from Canada and abroad. Their first CD is a collection of original compositions based on improvisation and exploring playful instrumental duet dialogues. Currently, they are focusing on the folk music and dance traditions of western Europe. In addition to exploring traditional dance styles and tunes, they are developing a repertoire of original music meant equally for social dance and concert settings. They have released an album of this repertoire titled “Honeywood”in July 2020.

                                                                         Check out their website here 

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