Green Grass Blue Grass

Brock McGuire Band’s collaboration with 14-time Grammy winner Ricky Skaggs was hailed as “a masterpiece” by American music critic Bill Margeson.

Wild Fiddler’s Rag
Green Grass Blue Grass

Chinese Polka
Moving Cloud

Erin go Bragh
Humdinger 

Swing Waltz
Foxglove

MUSIC APPRECIATION CLASSES

As a lifetime exponent of Irish music, Brock provides unique insights into the background, evolution and cultural context of Irish traditional music. His music appreciation classes, equally suitable for music and non-music students, have received widespread acclaim in colleges across the North America.

Courtly, knowledgeable, articulate, sophisticated, endlessly virtuosic, drawing on deep roots in the tradition and able to present a wide range of music to a wide range of audiences
Christopher J Smith, Chair of Musicology
Director, Vernacular Music Center
Texas Tech University

MASTERCLASSES

Paul teaches master classes in both accordion/melodeon and non-instrument specific contexts, covering areas such as repertoire, ornamentation, melodic variation, style, and the art of performance for soloists and ensembles.

MUSIC BUSINESS EDUCATION

Artist management, entrepreneurship, networking, DIY, publicity and promotion, branding, production, touring, securing and maintaining collaborations, band social interaction, working with industry professionals negotiating with promoters, tour budgeting, art of performance

LECTURES

Irish Traditional Music In America – The Golden Era

A terrific adjunct to the performance by the Brock McGuire Band. Concise, authoritative, and engagingly-presented, it was a wonderful survey of a vastly important period in the history of Irish music.

– Paul F. Wells
Director, Center for Popular Music
Middle Tennessee State University

Impressions of the Great Irish Tenor

Brock’s fresh look at the fascinating life and times of Count John McCormack, one of the greatest and most successful singers of the twentieth century.

Paul Brock’s impeccably-researched presentation of the extraordinary life and brilliant musical career of John McCormack is absolutely masterful. Rarely have I enjoyed a public presentation so much. The story he tells of the life and extraordinary career of one of the greatest figures of 20th century popular entertainment is painstakingly researched and informative, and enlivened by entertaining and often hilarious anecdotes.

Professor Mick Moloney
Music Department
New York University