Playing Friday 24th October 2014 – 7:30pm at Kings Place. £15.50 / £13.50 advance saver.
The Brock McGuire band is led by Moving Cloud founding members – button accordionist and melodeonist Paul Brock and fiddler Manus McGuire. They reside in County Clare and have been at the forefront of Irish music for many years. Manus is also a founding member of Buttons & Bows; both bands rank among Ireland’s finest.
Performing with them 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 are the hallmarks of the Brock McGuire Band in concert. They are steeped in the tradition, which they perform 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 featuring impressive arrangements of American Old Timey, Bluegrass and French-Canadian pieces, together with other Celtic traditions.
The band’s CD collaboration Green Grass, Blue Grass, with 14–time Grammy Award Winner Ricky Skaggs, was hailed as “A Masterpiece” by American Music critic Bill Margeson.