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Saffron and Blue


Download links and information about Saffron and Blue by Manus McGuire. This album was released in 2000 and it belongs to World Music, Celtic genres. It contains 14 tracks with total duration of 44:32 minutes.

Artist: Manus McGuire
Release date: 2000
Genre: World Music, Celtic
Tracks: 14
Duration: 44:32
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No. Title Length
1. Genevieve's Waltz (featuring Saffron, Blue) 2:51
2. Howling At the Moon / Sunset Over Scariff / The Gortcommer Welcome (featuring Saffron, Blue) 3:05
3. Le vingt-quatre de juin (featuring Saffron, Blue) 2:37
4. Charlie Hunter's Jig / Willie Jamieson's Delight (featuring Saffron, Blue) 2:23
5. Lupins On Larkhill / Flight of the Falcons (featuring Saffron, Blue) 2:45
6. An Gleanntan Alainn (featuring Saffron, Blue) 3:58
7. Boys of the Lough (featuring Saffron, Blue) 2:27
8. Molly At the Fair / The Pride of Rathmore (featuring Saffron, Blue) 2:55
9. A Granddaughter's Dream (featuring Saffron, Blue) 2:49
10. Highest Hill In Sligo / Saffron and Blue (featuring Saffron, Blue) 2:35
11. The Ariel Hornpipe / Eleanor Kane's Hornpipe (featuring Saffron, Blue) 3:03
12. Methlick Style / Bobby Tulloch's Reel / Rhoda's Bon Hoga (featuring Saffron, Blue) 5:47
13. Munster Bacon / Boys of Bodyke (featuring Saffron, Blue) 2:08
14. Billy Brocker's / Tom Ward's Downfall / The Torn Jacket / The Liffey Banks / Lucy Campbell (featuring Saffron, Blue) 5:09



The fiddle is an instrument that has a long and fascinating history. For centuries, it has played a major role in the traditional Scandinavian folk of Sweden and Norway as well as the Celtic traditions of Ireland, Scotland, and Brittany. Scandinavian music was a major influence on Celtic music, when Scandinavian Vikings invaded the British Isles many centuries ago, they left their mark musically. And when Irish and Scottish immigrants moved to the U.S., they brought their fiddles with them and helped pave the way for bluegrass and country. A native of Ireland, Manus McGuire is well aware of the fiddle's rich history and made his mark playing the instrument with the Irish groups Moving Cloud and Buttons & Bows. Saffron and Blue, which was recorded in February 2000, is his first solo album. Essentially, this charming collection of instrumental jigs, reels, airs, and waltzes falls into the Irish/Celtic category. But McGuire also has a strong appreciation of Scotland's contributions to Celtic music, and Scottish influences are prominent on parts of the album. The Irishman is also a big admirer of French-Canadian/Quebecois fiddle playing — he lived in Eastern Canada for a year — and Saffron & Blue occasionally finds him bringing French-Canadian elements to his Irish/Celtic foundation. With this solid and memorable album, McGuire begins his solo career on a very attractive note.