Finger-pickin’ fun at Milngavie Folk Club

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Two of the world’s leading finger-style guitarists are set to play Milngavie Folk Club at the end of the month.

First up is Tony McManus, who is lined up to play on Friday and Saturday, 30 and 31 August.

Scot Tony is a self-taught guitarist from childhood who abandoned academia in his twenties to follow his passion for music full time.

A studio session for BBC radio launched Tony’s career and he now enjoys a warm reception in countries around the world.

He is also a regular visitor to the Chet Atkins Festival in Nashville in the USA.

Tony plays a gig on the Friday night at 7.30pm with a workshop following the next day from 2pm-4pm (tickets £10).

On Saturday, the club hosts another hero of the finger-picking style: John Renbourne.

John self-mocks when he says: “I started off trying to play like Big Bill Broonzy – and I’m still trying!”

A friend of Bert Jansch, John has been playing blues and folk guitar for nigh on 50 years.

John will be holding a workshop on Saturday from 4pm-6pm and doors open for his gig at 7.30pm.