Song:The Lament for the Viscount of Dundee/Dr. MacPhail's Reel
Scottish guitarist Tony McManus specializes in traditional songs and he also works a lot as a sideman and he appears on instructional videos. He was born in 1965 in Paisley, Scotland. He taught himself to play guitar. His first big break was appearing with Scottish supergroup Celtic Fiddle Festival in 1988. He also worked as an accompanist for Catriona MacDonald, Brian McNeill and Alasdair Fraser. He has also performed with jazz guitarist John McLaughlin. McManus signed with Greentrax and released his debut album in 1996. Greentrax specializes in traditional Scottish music. His recordings are licensed to Compass Records in the US. The Lament for the Viscount of Dundee/Dr. MacPhail's Reel is from the 2002 album Ceol More. Both are traditional Scottish songs that are normally played on bagpipes and McManus adapted them for the guitar. McManus also works a lot as a sideman and he has done instructional videos for Stefan Grossman. His latest album Round Trip was recorded with Italian singer and guitarist Beppe Gambetta for the Canadian label Borealis in 2015. He's still active as a sideman and I'm sure he will record in the near future. Here's Tony McManus performing The Lament for the Viscount of Dundee/Dr. MacPhail's Reel at Buerger Bahnhof in Germany 2014.