Manus McGuire

Manus McGuire, renowned Sligo fiddle player, now resident in East Clare. Grew up in a rich musical environment in the north west of Ireland and together with his fiddle playing brother Seamus, was ideally placed to carry on a tradition made legend by Michael Coleman, James Morrison, Paddy Killoran and Lad O Beirne.

I am an Irish fiddle player who has for many years been involved in performing, recording, teaching and in more recent times, composition. Originally from Sligo and now resident in East Clare, I grew up in a rich musical environment in the North West of Ireland and together with my brother Seamus, I was ideally placed to carry on a fiddle tradition made legend by Michael Coleman, James Morrison, Paddy Killoran and Lad O Beirne.

As a recording artist, I have recorded solo fiddle albums, duo fiddle albums with my brother Seamus, and a number of CDs with bands Buttons and Bows, Moving Cloud, and Brock McGuire Band.

I am honoured to have won a number of prestigious fiddle awards such as the 2006 Male Irish Traditional Musician of the year in the U.S. by the Irish American News in Chicago. As well as performing regularly with Brock McGuire Band, primarily in the U.S., these days I am very involved in teaching fiddle both at intermediate and advanced levels. Thanks for visiting, and feel free to browse my site where you can enjoy some video clips of my performances, and view full details of the following areas:

Biography

Educator

Discography

Compositions

An Gleanntan Alainn (Beautiful Valley) from Saffron and Blue, solo album by Manus.