Irish Band Performs Free Concert

WHAT: Brock-McGuire Band, an Irish band, will perform in a free concert sponsored by the Vernacular Music Center, the Roots Music Institute, the College of Visual and Performing Arts and the Caprock Celtic Association.

WHEN: 8 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 25)

WHERE: Talkington Great Hall at The Legacy Events Center (14th Street and Avenue O)

EVENT: The Brock-McGuire Band has visited Texas Tech for a spring concert three previous times. Now the band is coming back to Lubbock and is led by County Clare’s Manus McGuire on fiddle and Paul Brock on button accordion. The two are founders and members of bands such as Moving Cloud and Buttons & Bows. They are joined by banjo player Garry O’Meara and pianist Denis Carey. The band also will perform pieces from Anglo-Appalachian, Breton and French-Canadian music as well.

The event is free and open to the public.

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CONTACT: James Hodgins, publicity and communications coordinator, School of Music, College of Visual and Performing Arts, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-4829,