Paddy McHugh is a traditionalist singer songwriter who adheres to the time-honoured approach of using music to tell a good story.
His honest, no bullshit, approach to writing and performance has seen him invited to share the stage with some of the world’s best local and international acts such as Sinead O’Connor, Damien Dempsey, Joe Pug, Eddie Spaghetti, Kinky Friedman and Hayes Carll to name but a few.
Paddy has previously played at notable festivals such as The Gympie Muster, Woodford Folk Festival, The National Folk Festival and every dive bar, hall, pub and backyard in between. Now he is heading back for the greatest shindig of them all - Dashville Skyline.
In his hard working approach to his craft Paddy has shown that the troubadour spirit is today alive and well. Paddy’s songs are raw, convincing and superbly delivered and in 2015 Paddy was the recipient of the Alistair Hulett ‘Songs for Social Justice’ award presented at the National Folk Festival for his song ‘The Snowmen’.
Paddy lives in Brisbane with his wife, kids and mongrel dog.