Green Grass Blue Grass
The 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
– Moving Cloud
Erin go Bragh
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 audiencesChristopher J Smith, Chair of MusicologyDirector, Vernacular Music CenterTexas Tech University
Paul Brock Band members teach master classes in a variety of instruments and also in Irish song and Irish dance. Instrument related areas covered include repertoire, ornamentation, melodic variation, style , composition and the art of performance for soloists and ensembles.
Band member Eimear Arkins is a qualified Irish dance teacher. She is a regular Irish music, song and dance instructor at St. Louis Irish Arts School of Music & Dance. She has given workshops at festivals all over the world including Catskills Irish Arts Week, New York; Viljandi Pärimusmuusika Festival, Estonia; Canadian Celtic Celebration, Canada and Festival Interceltique de Lorient, France.
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
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
New York University