Chancellor’s Concert Series to feature Paul Brock Band

The Paul Brock Band features (L to R) Eimear Arkins, Paul Brock, Denis Carey, and Shane Farrell.

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock will host a concert by the Paul Brock Band on Wednesday, Oct. 24, as part of the Chancellor’s Concert Series. 

The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. in the Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall in the UA Little Rock Fine Arts Building. A reception, sponsored by Friends of the Arts, will begin at 6:30 p.m. with beverages provided by Flyway Brewery Company. General admission tickets are $10. UA Little Rock faculty, staff, and students can attend the event for free.

The Paul Brock Band features four of Ireland’s leading musicians: Paul Brock on accordion from Ennis, County Clare; Tipperary-born Denis Carey on piano; Clare-born and now St. Louis based Eimear Arkins on fiddle, song, and dance; and Manchester’s Shane Farrell on banjo, fiddle, bodhran, guitar, mandolin, and song.

A beacon of passion and precision, integrity and diversity, Paul Brock Band is steeped in the Irish musical tradition and yet manages to seamlessly, effortlessly blend and fold in elements from American old time and bluegrass, French-Canadian, and other Celtic traditions to create something accessible, recognizable, beautiful, and entirely unique. This ability is exemplified in the band’s most recent album, “Green Grass Blue Grass,” featuring 14-time Grammy Award winner Ricky Skaggs.

Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the box office at 501-569-8993. For more information, contact the UA Little Rock Music Department at 501-569-3294 or music@ualr.edu.

In the upper right photo, the Paul Brock Band features (L to R) Eimear Arkins, Paul Brock, Denis Carey, and Shane Farrell.

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