Pat McManus: a Rock Musican and Trad Fiddler from Co. Fermanagh

Re: Pat McManus: a Rock Musican and Trad Fiddler from Co. Fermanagh

Thanks for posting these links. A brilliantly versatile musician.

I saw Mama’s Boys support Thin Lizzy in Edinburgh in 1983 and fell in love with their mix of rock music and fiddle music. I like this one as an illustration of the combination - "Demon" performed live at Reading 1983 - don’t think this is otherwise available on any official recordings. The fiddle solo starts at about 2:43 -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQPhwwkjzHU


"Moonchild" by Celtus is one of Bob Harris’s most played (21) tracks of all - http://bobharris.org/pages/toptwenty.asp

Re: Pat McManus: a Rock Musican and Trad Fiddler from Co. Fermanagh

Didn’t the band fake his ‘kidnapping’ for a few days as part of an ill-advised PR stunt?

Re: Pat McManus: a Rock Musican and Trad Fiddler from Co. Fermanagh

Oh Lord I remember Mamas Boys, I have 5000000000 promotional postcards that someone gave me when they played Coleraine in 1982. I found them recently and was wondering whether to keep them…. (well to be honest there’s about 100 or so…🙂 )