Jimmy McHugh's


This tune is a composition of master fiddle player Jimmy McHugh, the 1957 Tyrone-born Senior All-Ireland fiddle champion. I remember well witnessing Jimmy's performance in the Senior Fiddle Competition in Dungarvan, County Waterford, and watching him holding the Michael Coleman Perpetual Cup when he was awarded first prize. It was the first All-Ireland Fleadh Cheoil I ever attended. Jimmy's son Benny McHugh, a fiddle player who lives in Glasgow, graciously recorded a number of his father's compositions, including the one heard here. Not having a name for it, I decided on the above title, 'Jimmy McHugh's'. Sounds good to me.


Séamus Connolly
Boston College Libraries

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McHugh, Benny (fiddle) and McHugh, Jimmy (composer), “Jimmy McHugh's,” The Séamus Connolly Collection of Irish Music, accessed July 23, 2024, https://connollymusiccollection.bc.edu/document/623.