Tony McManus, now regarded worldwide as one of the leading exponents of the acoustic guitar, joins forces on this latest project with the incredible French fretless bass guitarist Alain Genty - forming a duo to be reckoned with. The album contains an eclectic mix of tunes from Cape Breton to Scotland and Brittany to the Balkans, with "class" stamped all over it.
The musical meeting of Tony McManus and Alain Genty grew from a project in 1996 when they were part of the rhythm section of a twelve-piece ensemble. The duo’s shared passion for the traditional music of Brittany initially brought them together and continues here, propelling their exploration of music of various Celtic lands and beyond. Singing Sands reflects the natural harmony of the acoustic guitar and fretless bass - ingenuity and powerful rhythms at their best.