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Irish Folk Musicians, Paul Brock Band, to perform free concert at JSCC

Jackson, Tenn (Oct. 16, 2017) – Internationally recognized Irish folk musician Paul Brock and his band are scheduled to appear at Jackson State Community College on Monday, October 23 at 6:30 p.m. in the college’s Ayers Auditorium. The performance is free and open to the public.

Paul Brock has previously performed at Jackson State as a part of the Brock McGuire Band. Brock returns to Jackson along with other Brock McGuire members which include Shane Ferrell on banjo, Denis Carey on piano, and Dave Curley on guitar, bodhran (Irish drum), vocals and dancing.

As a part of Brock McGuire, Paul Brock has performed with bluegrass great Ricky Skaggs on the stage of the Grand Ole Opry. Accolades include “Instrumental Band of the Decade” from Irish American News and 5-star recipient of “Top of the World” award from the prestigious world music magazine Songlines.

The band will conduct three short master classes at the college earlier that day. “Our students have a great opportunity to learn about music from such accomplished musicians,” said Mary Wadley, associate professor of Spanish. “The international education program at Jackson State brings world-class talent to campus from diverse backgrounds and a variety of creative disciplines.

For more information regarding this performance or other opportunities in international education at JSCC, contact Mary Wadley at 731-424-3520 ext. 50252 or email her at

Jackson State Community College provides accessible learning opportunities that enhance the lives of individuals, strengthen the workforce and empower the diverse communities of West Tennessee. The institution offers traditional and contemporary associate degrees, certificates, continuing education and enrichment, and college-readiness programs.

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