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Mayo Musicians and Music : John and Kevin McHugh

John and Kevin McHugh

Kevin McHugh and his son John are natives of Foxford. Kevin inherited his music from his father and uncles and his mother and started playing at house dances from the age of fourteen. He played with numerous bands including the Foxford Ceili Band in the 1960s. With such a pedigree, John McHugh could hardly escape being a musician. He began with the banjo and subsequently took up the fiddle and has become well-known nationally as a player and teacher. He possesses such a remarkable repertoire of tunes that he rarely, if ever, has to sit idle at a traditional session. He too, like David Munnelly, is a regular performer in Matt Molloy's pub in Westport. He is a member of the group Ceide with Brian Lennon, Declan Askin and fellow Foxford natives Tom and Kevin Doherty, The group has one album "Like a Wild Thing" to its credit to date.

Adam & Eve jigs 
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'Adam & Eve jigs' is taken from the album "Fidiléirí, catalogue number Dreoilín 005, and appears here courtesy of Joe Byrne, Dreoilín.

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