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Jim McHugh


From the farney drumlins of Monaghan, multi-instrumentalist Jim McHugh brings a new edge to the folk tradition blending traditional and indie styles with up-tempo beats. In 2016 he drew upon his past and recent musical experiences to record an album of new songs entitled ‘Noise Machine’; ‘indie folk driven rock that has a vibrant beating heart, Pete Whalley’.

Jim’s followed up in 2018 with single releases ‘An Muc Snámha’ and ‘Avenue Road’. Both singles received repeated national radio play.


Jim has a new single for release entitled ‘Marjorie’ on May 31st with a video which was shot on the streets of Dublin on St. Patricks weekend.

This single is taken from his forthcoming 2019 album ‘My Nuclear Radio’ due for release in September.


For more information about Jim, Noise Machine, An Muc Snámha, Avenue Road and new album 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



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