Anton recording in the studio

Anton Emery is a masterful guitarist acclaimed for his stunning arrangements of Celtic music. Playing finger-style on a steel-string acoustic guitar, he performs a body of music traditionally performed on fiddle, flute, and bagpipes, giving it a fresh voice while losing none of its rhythm, feel, and magical quality.

Anton studied extensively with players such as Tony McManus, Al Petteway, Robin Bullock, and Steve Baughman. His repertoire ranges from traditional, driving jigs and reels, to gorgeous slow airs, harp tunes, and unusual pieces from less-well-known Celtic sources in Galicia and Brittany.

His debut solo release, “Noone Lasses,” was selected as one of the top Celtic recordings of 2010 by Celtic MP3s Music Magazine. Minor 7th Acoustic Music Reviews wrote “Anton Emery’s debut CD ‘Noone Lasses’ has all the qualities of that rare album one finds in an obscure record shop that instantly becomes a lifetime favorite!”

Anton currently lives in Portland, Oregon.