Martin Taylor talks with the wonderful celtic acoustic guitarist Tony McManus at this years Chet Atkins Convention in Nashville.
In a relatively short time Tony’s music has come to define a new role for the guitar in Celtic music. He has come to represent Celtic music in the guitar world, making regular appearances at guitar specific events where just a few years ago jigs and reels would be unheard of. He is an enthusiastic collaborator both as a leader and as a sideman having worked with, among many others Dougie McLean, Phil Cunningham, Mairi MacInnes, Liam O’Flynn, Martin Simpson, Kevin Burke, Alison Brown, Martyn Bennett, Natalie MacMaster, Patrick and Jacky Molard, Mairead n├¡ Mhoanaigh and Dermot Byrne, The Nashville Chamber Orchestra, John Jorgenson, Jean Michel Veillon, Catriona Macdonald, Seikou Keita, Xos├® Manuel Budi├▒o, Ewen Vernal and Andy Irvine.
The full interview and footage is up at www.martintaylorguitar.com along with a host of other videos from the event.