Celtic Music Radio was at The 13th Jimmy McHugh Memorial Concert 2012 to record this very special event at the Woodside Halls, Maryhill, Glasgow on Saturday 14 January 2012 which will be broadcast this Saturday 18 February at 2.00pm.
The annual concert is to celebrates the life and heritage of Jimmy McHugh.
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.
In January each year many of Ireland’s and the world’s top traditional musicians travel to Glasgow to pay tribute to their musical friend, the late Jimmy McHugh who passed away in January 1999.
Introduced by Arthur Johnstone with guests include Noel Carberry from Co. Longford, Ireland on Uilleann Pipes; Bobby Gardiner from Co. Clare on Accordion; John McEvoy from Co. Meath on Fiddle; Brian McGrath from Co. Fermanagh on piano and banjo; singer Damien Molloy from Co. Tyrone and John Wynne from Co. Roscommon on flute.
More information on the Jimmy McHugh website.
Thanks to all members of the McHugh family for kind permission to record the memorial concert and all the musicians that took part.
The Jimmy McHugh Memorial Concert, Saturday 18 February at 2.00pm.