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KASU presents Ireland's Brock McGuire Band at the
Forum Nov. 1
Oct. 20, 2009 --
For more than 15 years, radio
station KASU has been a trusted source for authentic Celtic music. It is
with great pride that KASU presents the Brock McGuire Band live at the
Forum Theatre on Sunday, Nov. 1 at 3 p.m. The Forum Theatre is located
at 115 E. Monroe in historic downtown Jonesboro.
For their upcoming fall tour of the southern United States, co-founders
of the group Moving Cloud and two of Ireland's most celebrated
traditional musicians, button accordionist Paul Brock and fiddler Manus
McGuire, are teaming up with accompanist Denis Carey and fiddler and
concertina player Niamh Ni Charra.
Paul Brock, a multiple All-Ireland champion, has been at the forefront
of button accordion playing for many years with his solo album "Mo
Chairdin" (Gael-Linn, 1992), described in the Rough Guide to Irish Music
as a "modern masterpiece of accordion music." His duet recording
"Humdinger" with multiple All-Ireland banjo and mandolin champion Enda
Scahill, released in 2006, was voted traditional Irish music album of
the year by the Irish Times.
Manus McGuire has recorded 10 albums to date, including the self-titled
CD with the Brock McGuire Band in 2004, which was accorded instrumental
album of that year by Live Ireland.com. His solo debut, "Saffron & Blue"
was named best album of 2000, and Manus, best male musician of the same
year by the Irish American News. His next solo album "Fiddlewings" was
similarly honoured in 2006.
Denis Carey is a musician, composer, and arranger with a diverse musical
background who has performed and recorded with many well- known artists
both in Ireland and Canada and his most recent album, "Moving On,"
showcases his many wide-ranging compositions.
Ni Charra is an All-Ireland Champion on both fiddle and concertina. She
toured Europe, Asia, and North America for 8 years as a soloist with
Riverdance, performing in more than 2,500 shows, before returning to
Ireland where she is now based. She tours these days with the Carlos
Nunez band from Galicia, Spain. Her debut album "On Da Thaobh / From
Both Sides" was released in 2007 to much critical acclaim and was the
only Irish album to make MOJO's Top Ten Folk Albums for 2007.
For more information, visit the
Niamh Ni Charra website (http://www.niamhnicharra.com/).
Passion and precision, coupled with authenticity and diversity, are the
hallmarks of the Brock McGuire Band. Steeped as they are in traditional
Irish music, and performing that music with deep and abiding respect and
creativity, this band represents the best of traditional Irish
musicianship. Audiences everywhere are in for a massive treat. Visit the
Brock McGuire Band
for a sample of the sound of the Brock McGuire band.
Tickets will be available at the door--tickets for adults are $15,
seniors $10, and students/children $5. For more information, call
KASU at 972-2200 or 800-643-8269.