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Jim McHugh

Hailing from the neighbouring drumlins of Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan, multi-instrumentalist Jim McHugh will play the Spirit Store Backroom as part of his 'Avenue Road' tour. This gig is especially poignant giving that this song tells the tale of a young man roving's around Dundalk and adjacent coastal village of Blackrock. Jim's style is likened to fellow troubador's Damien Dempsey and Seamus Fogarty.
In 2017 he drew upon his past and recent musical experiences to record 'Noise Machine', described as uncultured, indie folk driven rock that has a vibrant beating heart. Jim's last release 'An Muc Snámha' an Irish language song celebrating both Seachtain na Gaelige and Bliain na Gaeilge was released in March 2018. This song was based on the legend of the swimming pig of Lough Muckno and has continued to receive repeated airplay on RTE? Radió na Gaeltachta.
For more information about Jim, Noise Machine, An Muc Snámha and new single Avenue Road visit his website

Praise for 'Noise Machine':
'Jim brings a new dynamic to folk music as he cleverly infuses traditional styles with an uptempo and raw indie style (even the odd ballad) that creates something very different for the Irish music scene'. - Chantelle Frampton, Gigging NI.
'And that's the charm of Noise Machine, it's uncultured, indie folk driven rock that has a vibrant beating heart. From the driving single 'Red Rose', the catchy 'River Won't Flow', the rootsy 'My Destiny' and 'Help Her Help Me, to the almost Velvet Underground reminiscent 'Do You Remember', there's a rich vein of potential coursing through the grooves of this record'. - Pete Whalley.
'This music clearly has deep-seated roots - cultural, musical and social - and like all music with roots, it takes many forms. There's abrasive folk rock with edge and irritation, wrenching ballads with anguish and distress. There's personal recognition and unrestrained observation'. - Charlie Elland
'"Sweet Surrender" by Jim McHugh. A great song. Its raw guitar sounds & sweet vibes makes this track easy listening & thoroughly enjoyable'. -Songwriting Ireland
''Noise Machine Album' Great Debut by Jim McHugh, down to earth lyrics, confident vocals, good tracks all round' - Zoe Farrell, MusicWand @jimmchughmusic @jimmchughmusicic