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Fri, 22 Mar


Mark St Hall

The Boîte presents Manus McGuire (IE) in concert with Adam Ogle (NZ)

In one Melbourne concert only, Celtic fiddler, Manus McGuire will offer the very best of contemporary playing of traditional Celtic music with special guest, New Zealand singer-songwriter, Adam Ogle. Don’t miss it!

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The Boîte presents Manus McGuire (IE) in concert with Adam Ogle (NZ)
The Boîte presents Manus McGuire (IE) in concert with Adam Ogle (NZ)

Time & Location

22 Mar 2024, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Mark St Hall, 1 Mark St, Fitzroy North VIC 3068, Australia

About the Event

On his fourth tour in Australia, Celtic fiddler extraordinaire Manus McGuire has chosen to tour with New Zealander Adam Ogle. Together the pair will play East coast venues in Australia throughout March, before crossing the ditch to enthral New Zealand audiences.

For Melburnians who have heard him play in the past, it’s a no brainer to catch them. McGuire’s elegant and masterful playing compels listeners’ imaginations. He ranges across the Celtic repertoire, shifting styles and sources, and is admired in The US as well as Ireland where he has received many awards.

An evening with Manus McGuire who is a teacher and a performer, is an intimate and heart-warming affair, that makes everyone feel at home and privileged to be there. He chats about his tunes, shares anecdotes that make his performances personal and plays brilliantly. This

new partnership with Adam Ogle, playing guitar, mandolin and bodhran adds some intricate picking in addition to a rhythmic guitar style. The evening will keep toes tapping.

In one Melbourne concert only, Manus will offer the very best of contemporary playing of traditional Celtic music. Don’t miss it!

The Boite presents Manus McGuire and Adam Ogle in Concert at Mark St Hall 

Date/Time: 7:30pm Friday 22 March 2024


Manus McGuire is an acclaimed Irish fiddle player whose exceptional musical gift became widely recognised in 1970 when he won the prestigious Fiddler of Dooney, Irish national fiddle competition at age 14.

Since then, he has gone on to record fifteen albums including: 4 with Buttons and Bows, 2 with Moving Cloud, 3 with Brock McGuire Band, 1 with Shetland group Full Tilt and 2 with his brother, fiddle player, Seamus McGuire.

In addition, he has recorded three solo fiddle albums: Saffron and Blue (Green Linnet Records), Fiddlewings (Compass Records) and The Copperplate Sessions (Independent Label).

Adam Ogle is an Auckland based multi-instrumentalist, playing guitar, mandolin and bodhrán and a well respected singer. With an Irish musician for a mother, there was no option but to be immersed in the culture of the Celtic music scene from a young age. Going from a teenager, playing tunes in the local bars in Auckland to playing main stage at the Auckland Folk Festival, Adam has picked up a trick or two along his travels.

From playing the lead role in the Auckland season of “Once - the Musical” based on the 2007 film with music written by Glen Hansard, to touring the world as the musician for “Indian Ink Theatre Company” Adam has acquired a taste for varying styles of music that keep his ears perked and his foot tapping. With a general love of all musical genres, you can expect a rhythmic guitar style with some intricate picking, thrown in for good measure, resulting in a cluster of music that is sure to keep you on your toes, while hopefully getting you up on your feet too!

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