Brock McGuire Band
Tuesday, August 6, 2013 - 7:30pm
All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church
BROCK McGUIRE BAND Irish, Old Timey, Bluegrass, French-Canadian Celtic Music. Tickets are $12 adults, Kids free. The concert is a production of Highlands of Ohio. BROCK McGUIRE BAND is fronted by Moving Cloud founding members Paul Brock and Manus McGuire. Residing in County Clare, button accordionist and melodeonist Paul Brock and fiddler Manus McGuire are two of Ireland’s most celebrated traditional musicians and have been at the forefront of Irish music for many years through their joint work with Moving Cloud. Manus is also a founding member of Buttons & Bows, and both bands, ranking among Ireland’s finest, have helped to introduce international audiences to the virtuosity of their playing.
Performing with the BROCK McGUIRE BAND are two outstanding musicians: Dublin based Garry O’Meara, a brilliant banjo, mandolin player & vocalist; and Denis Carey, an acclaimed pianist, composer and arranger from Newport, County Tipperary. Passion and precision, authenticity and diversity: these are the hallmarks of the BROCK McGUIRE BAND in concert. They are steeped in tradition and perform it with abiding respect and creativity. The band’s repertoire runs wide and deep; their tight, tenacious blend of instruments emphasizing mostly Irish music but also sprinkling in impressive arrangements of American Old Timey, Bluegrass, French-Canadian, and other Celtic traditions.
BROCK MCGUIRE BAND’S new CD collaboration “GREEN GRASS BLUE GRASS” with 14–time Grammy Award Winner Ricky Skaggs, has been hailed as “A Masterpiece” by American Music critic Bill Margeson.“The genuine warmth of each member of the Brock McGuire Band, both on and off the stage, makes their concert a one-of-a-kind experience for all. The joy that radiates from the band during every piece makes one’s spirit soar.” Lori Meghan Gallagher, JD Director William J Flynn Center for Irish Studies, University of St. Thomas Houston, TX
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