Saffron and Blue

Manus McGuire grew up in Sligo in the northwest of Ireland, an area rich in traditional music and one that has produced many of the country’s outstanding fiddle players. It was in the early 1980s that Manus and his brother Seamus formed Buttons and Bows, the seminal Irish group that went on to record three albums and receive rave notices on both sides of the Atlantic. In the early 1990s, Manus helped form Moving Cloud; a County Clare based band that also features Lúnasa’s Kevin Crawford. Their self-titled, 1994 release was voted album of the year by The Irish Echo. Foxglove, their second recording, followed to great acclaim in 1997.

Saffron and Blue is Manus McGuire’s first solo album. The album encompasses the diverse strands of his musical experiences from Ireland, Scotland, Shetland and French Canada. It further exhibits his recent compositions in the form of waltzes, hornpipes, jigs and reels, all products of his newfound creativity.

Saffron and Blue

Manus McGuire

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CD $11.25 $15.00

Track Listing

Genevieve's Waltz Buy
Howling At The Moon/Sunset Over scariff/The Gortcomer Welcome Buy
Le Vingt-Quarte De Juin Buy
Charlie Hunter'sjig/Willie Jamieson's Delight Buy
Lupins On Larkhill/Flight Of The Falcons Buy
An Gleanntan Alainn Buy
Boys Of The Lough Buy
Molly At The Fair/The Pride Of Rathmore Buy
A Granddaughter's Dream Buy
Highest Hill In Sligo/Saffron And Blue Buy
The Ariel Hornpipe/Eleanor Kane's Hornpipe Buy
Methlick Style/Bobby Tulloch's Reel/Rhoda's Bon Hoga Buy
Munster Bacon/Boys Of Bodyke Buy
Billy Brocker's/Tom Ward's Downfall/The Torn Jacket/The Liffey Banks/Lucy Campb Buy