Andrew McManus

   Cleveland, OH

Andrew McManus is a singer-songwriter who hails from Armagh, Northern Ireland. He grew up at the tail-end of the Troubles near the ancient Celtic site of Emain Macha. Andrew was heavily influenced by the local myths and legends of Irish literature that were set there, such as the tales of Cú Chulainn, Queen Macha, and the epic saga of the Táin Bó Cúailnge. These stories deeply inspired his creativity and a love for Irish folk tunes, which led him to producing artwork and music that has a distinctly Celtic and ethereal quality.

Andrew has played music throughout his entire life. He was a member of the South Ulster Youth Orchestra and brass ensemble and has performed as a solo acoustic singer-songwriter in pubs and coffee shops around Ireland and England. Although working full-time as an architect here in Cleveland, Andrew is now gaining a following in the local Irish community playing his music around local venues.

Andrew is currently recording his first full length album and is very excited to be performing for his first time this year at the Cleveland Irish Cultural festival.