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Paul Brock

Paul Brock

A multiple All-Ireland champion born in Athlone, County Westmeath, and now residing in Ennis, Paul pursued a solo career through the 60’s and 70’s by mastering the single-row, two-row, three-row, and five-row button accordeons.

His collaborations with fiddle player Frankie Gavin during the 70’s and 80’s culminated in their 1986 Gael-Linn recording ‘Tribute to Joe Cooley’, regarded by critics and fellow musicians as one of the outstanding traditional albums of the modern era. Paul’s solo album, ‘Mo Chairdin’ (Gael-Linn), was described in the Rough Guide to Irish Music as a ‘modern masterpiece of accordeon music’.

In May 1989, Paul co-founded the group Moving Cloud with Manus McGuire. This Clare-based group produced two albums for Green Linnet Records, including their 1994 self-titled release that was selected by well-known U.S. music critic Earle Hitchner as the best Irish traditional album of the year. Paul was voted as 'Best Male Musician' (2004) by the Irish American News.
His 2006 release 'Humdinger' with fellow band member Enda Scahill was voted 'Irish Music Album of The Year' by the Irish Times and has been released by Compass Records in Nashville, USA.
Paul along with Manus McGuire founded The Brock McGuire Band which also features Enda Scahill on banjo and Denis Carey on piano. In 2004 they released the self titled album “Brock McGuire Band”

Albums Include:

  1. Brock McGuire Band
  2. Humdinger

Visit the Enda Scahill and Paul Brock website: www.brockscahill.com

Visit the Brock McGuire Band website: www.brockmcguireband.com