In January each year many of Ireland’s, and the world’s top traditional musicians travel to Glasgow to pay tribute to the late Jimmy McHugh who passed away in January 1999. By all accounts, and I’m told this on good authority, the post concert sessions are some of the best around so this is one you should try and get to if you get half a chance.
The special guests appearing at the Jimmy McHugh Memorial Concert this year are:
Alan Costello (Accordion – Co. Tipperary)
Eamonn Cotter (Flute – Co. Clare)
Tom Cussen (Banjo – Co. Galway)
Dave Sheridan (Fiddle – Co. Carlow)
Reg Hall (Piano – London)
Niamh Parsons (Singer – Co. Dublin)
plus many returning artists will be participating!
Time and Venue:
SATURDAY 15th JANUARY 2011 at 8 PM:
36 GLENFARG ST,
GLASGOW G20 7QF
The tickets are £10 each and are available from:
The Tron Theatre Box Office on 0141 552 4267
or phone these numbers:
0141 569 3557 / 07855 292062
For more details visit: http://www.jimmymchugh.com/concert.htm
Born in Omagh, County Tyrone in 1930, Jimmy grew up in Glenfinn, County Donegal where he learned to play the fiddle at a very early age and in his lifetime became recognised as one of the finest players of his generation, a prodigious talent which brought him the coveted All Ireland Fiddle Championship 1957.
Jimmy emigrated to Scotland in 1946 settling in Glasgow where his contribution to the development of Irish music and culture was enormous, including the establishment of the first branch of CCE outside Ireland as well as leading the famous Four Provinces Ceili Band.
Jimmy’s popularity was not only confined to Irish musicians but also to many Scottish musicians including the legendary box players Bobby Mcleod and Jimmy Shand.
Until his untimely death in January 1999, Jimmy continued to lead by example, regularly playing at ceiliis, feisanna, fleadh’s as well as his Monday night sessions in Glasgow’s Sharkey’s Bar which continues, as Jimmy’s session, to this day.
Jimmy’s memory lives on through his wife Ann, dancing teacher and adjudicator, his two sons Brendan and Martin, fine musicians in their own right, his many wonderful compositions and his very many friends throughout the world.