Celtinental Music - A Celtic music booking agency with select, award winning musicians!
About the Artists ... click on pics and names to go to artist's page
John Renbourn of Pentangle considers Tony McManus a leader in Celtic music on the guitar, and Guitar Player Magazine rated him one of the top 50 transcendent guitarists in the world. He has performed at the Chet Atkins Festival in Nashville, as well as others around the world. Tony translates the traditional Celtic pipe and fiddle music to guitar with a mastery unheard of by others. His duo with Julia Toaspern touches on many different styles along with Celtic, and their vocals are a beautiful blend between Tony's smoky and wistful sound, and Julia's clear as a bell tones.
Iona has been winning awards and hearts across the UK and Europe with her beautiful renditions of traditional and not so traditional Scottish songs. In a relatively short time she has graced major festival stages as well as intimate club venues, and wowed audiences at both. Critics have been praising her latest CD "Dark Turn of Mind," with its mixing of Americana and jazz elements in with the traditional, and her charmingly beautiful voice slips easily from sadly wistful to strong and vibrant within the same song, making for an absolutely marvelous listening experience.
John is a consummate all around performer, as well as being seven-time All-Ireland accordion champion, and has graced major festival stages and smaller venues. John is a master at his instrument, and has played with other renowned artists both in and out of the Celtic genre, as well as being a prolific writer - his music has been used in such tv shows as "Sex and the City," and movies, as well as being recorded by other artists. His performances are also full of fun and humor, and the special John Whelan audience rapport and charm.
with Richard Mandel
Gerry is an amazing award winning traditional Irish fiddle player, having performed and recorded
with his bands La Lugh, Skylark, Oirialla, and with Breton guitarist Gilles Le Bigot, plus other
luminaries in Irish music such as the Irish Rovers, Chieftains, Bothy Band, and more. An all around
Renaissance man, Gerry has won many fiddle competitions, teaches, adjudicates
competitions, and builds fiddles! He will be accompanird on his US tour by guitarist Richard
Mandel, who has accompanied many other well known touring Irish artists.