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Tony McManus With ‘The Tradition’ Acoustic Guitar Book!

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I was totally bowled over by this photo – this is Tony McManus, one of the world’s greatest fingerstyle guitar players (and one of my biggest influences), checking out my acoustic guitar book and CD ‘The Tradition’. Many thanks to Mickey Murphy for taking the photo!

Tony and Mickey went on to perform a fantastic version of Black is the Colour from The Tradition on BBC Radio!

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‘The Tradition’ Fingerstyle Acoustic Guitar Book – Now Available!

My book and CD of acoustic fingerstyle guitar arrangements, ‘The Tradition’ is now available! A huge thank you to all those who pre-ordered their copies, they will be sent out to you this week.

The book looks incredible! Don’t forget you can hear previews of some of the tracks by clicking here along with a downloadable pdf showing example chapters from the book!



Legendary fingerstyle guitarist, Thomas Leeb

“An instant classic: Stuart Ryan’s acoustic guitar book is well thought – and laid out – and last but not least, the arrangements are gorgeous!”