STEPHENVILLE (March 3, 2015) — Tarleton State University and the Department of Fine Arts will present the award-winning Brock McGuire Band on Friday, March 6, in a public performance at 7:30 p.m. in the Clyde H. Wells Fine Arts Center Theater.
The Brock McGuire Band is an Irish traditional band from County Clare, Ireland. Master musicians Paul Brock, Enda Scahill, Manus McGuire and Denis Carey evoke the atmosphere and artistry of the Irish dance hall era in dazzling fashion with their traditional music from the West of Ireland featuring melodeon, tenor banjo, fiddle and acoustic piano.
Passion and precision, authenticity and diversity, are the hallmarks of the Brock McGuire Band in concert. Steeped in tradition, they perform Irish music with abiding respect and creativity. The band’s repertoire runs wide and deep; their tight, tenacious blend of instruments emphasizing mostly Irish music but sprinkling in impressive arrangements of American Old Timey, Bluegrass, French-Canadian and other Celtic traditions.
American music critic Bill Margeson has hailed their new CD collaboration, “Green Grass Blue Grass” with 14-time Grammy Award Winner Ricky Skaggs, as ‘A Masterpiece.’
Fronted by Moving Cloud founding members Paul Brock and Manus McGuire, the group received the “Irish Instrumental Band of the Decade” Award from the Irish American News.
Appearances by the Brock McGuire Band include the Grand Ole Opry, Irish Fest, Chicago Cultural Center and the North Texas Irish Festival, among others.
General admission is $10 and tickets may be purchased at the Fine Arts Box Office one hour prior to the concert. Children and Tarleton students are admitted free with a valid ID.