Paul Brock Band Irish Concert Coming to DSCC

Paul Brock Band
Free admission for student, faculty, staff and the community!

The Paul Brock Band will perform live at Dyersburg State Community College (DSCC) Jimmy Naifeh Center at Tipton County (JNC) Monday, Feb. 17. This event is open to the public and sponsored by the DSCC International Studies Program.

Beginning at 1 p.m., the Band will present a casual Sharing and Learning Music Session inside the Student Center. A mixer with finger foods begins at 6:45 p.m. with a full concert to begin at 7 p.m. inside the Baptist Memorial Health Care Academic Building Auditorium. Admission is a nonperishable food or monetary donation to the DSCC food pantry.

Visiting DSCC from Ireland, the Paul Brock Band’s music is steeped in tradition with a tight, tenacious blend of instruments emphasizing mostly Irish music with a touch of American Old Timey, Bluegrass, French Canadian and other Celtic traditions.

Button accordion and melodeon player Paul Brock is a multiple All-Ireland champion from Athlone, County Westmeath now residing in Ennis, County Clare. Brock’s solo album, Mo Charidin (Gael-Linn), was described by the Rough Guide to Irish Music as “a masterpiece of accordion playing.”

Joining Brock will be Denis Carey, piano and leading Irish composer; Shane Farrell, banjo, fiddle, bodhran and mandolin; and Eimear Arkins, fiddle, song and dance.

Brock co-founded the Brock McGuire Band in 2000 with fiddle player Manus McGuire. The band has gone on to record a number of highly acclaimed albums including Green Grass Blue Grass, a collaboration with 14-time GRAMMY Award winner Ricky Skaggs celebrating the connection between Appalachian and Irish music. In 2014, the band performed a fully scored program of their music with the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra in Jackson, Mississippi.

As a soloist, Brock has toured extensively internationally. He has performed with leading musicians and has been a special guest artist on a number of occasions with acclaimed Irish band The Chieftains.

For more information, please contact 731-286-3234.