Matt McGinn and Anthony Toner, with John McCullough and members of the Arco String Quartet
A beautiful shared evening of songs and stories, as Willowfield welcomes acclaimed singer songwriters Anthony Toner and Matt McGinn for a celebration of the new music they have shared with the world this year. Hilltown’s Matt McGinn picked up the ‘Album of the Week’ title from Hot Press earlier this year with his Time Well Spent album, which featured incredible musicians like Eliza Carthy MBE and Aoife Scott. And Anthony Toner took an unplugged look at his extensive back catalogue in March and released the stunning Emperor – a selection of favourite songs and personal choices, recorded completely stripped back to guitar and voice. He’s also preparing to launch an album of brand new material this summer.
For this unique acoustic hug of an evening, the pair will be joined by John McCullough on piano, and some beautiful violin and cello playing from two members of the Arco String Quartet. Expect some fine playing, sublime harmonies and storytelling – in the company of two of EastSide’s favourite artists.