Fri 1st Dec 2017 – GOOD GOOD DAY – the 2nd single release & music video from my forthcoming debut studio album will be released on iTunes, Google Play, Spotify, etc. via ABC Music.
We are delighted to have worked with @beer.cinematography again for the music video, who made our award winning video for ‘Not in Kansas Anymore’. #mickmchughmusic #goodgoodday #2ndsingle #troubadourmusic #abcmusic #beercinematography


Gary Óg support Brisbane

by Mick on November 16, 2017

Announcing I’ll be supporting Scottish artist Gary Og in Brisbane on Thursday 30th Nov @finnmccools I’ve worked with Gary before – this guy delivers tremendous grit and passion with just a guitar and vocal. Tickets from #garyog #australiantour #brisbane #troubadourmusic #finnmccools #mickmchugh



Damien Dempsey Australian Tour 2017

by Mick on September 20, 2017


Damien Dempsey – always an absolute pleasure touring & supporting you. Thanks to all the people who came along to the shows and @troubadourmusic for putting on yet another great tour in Australia #damiendempsey #mickmchugh #troubadourmusic #australiantour


1st show of Damien Dempsey (Ire) tour tonight! I’m on 9pm @the_flamingalah
TONIGHT @damiendempseymusic is ready for BNE all the way from Ireland, bringing his full band and new tunes with him. Let’s show him a good time! LIMITED TIX available so head over to Moshtix to get yours. #theflamingalah
Doors: 8pm
9:00 – 9:40: @mickmchughmusic
10:00 – 11:30: Damien Dempsey
TICKETS: $65 at the door


‘Not in Kansas Anymore’ video out now

by Mick on August 25, 2017

Official Music Video for Mick McHugh ‘Not in Kansas Anymore’ single, released Friday 25th August 2017 via ABC Music online. Available on You Tube, iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, etc…

Our HUGE thanks to Simon, Caithlin & Matt for sharing their stories.
To Kylie Lowe, and all at Joining Hands for your work in helping youths in Brisbane affected by homelessness. Thanks to thiose who reach out to others. To our actors – Kia McHugh (Farm Girl), Amanda McHugh (Fairy), Orin McHugh (Farm Boy), Dave Luxmoore (Homeless Bathroom guy), and Sparkles the Dog. And to the Beer Cinematography crew.

Music clip produced by – Beer Cinematography.
Songwriters – Mick McHugh & Shane Howard
Song produced by – Mark Stanley, Associate Producer – Shane Howard



‘Not in Kansas Anymore’ single & video out via ABC Music – Friday 25th Aug – available on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, etc..
Co-written with Shane Howard of Goanna Band, produced by Mark Stanley, music clip by Johannes Beer Cinematography, management by Troubadour Music, crowd funded by 196 people, and my family ❤️ …this journey has been a huge team effort.
Looking forward to sharing this with you all.


Damien Dempsey support

by Mick on July 29, 2017


TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT – this September I will be touring Australia with singer-songwriter DAMIEN DEMPSEY (Ireland) Brisbane 14th, Melbourne 15th & Sydney 16th. Dempsey is one of my major singer-songwriter influences. I love his passion and authenticity and the issues he deals with in his songwriting. His live shows are an almighty sing-a-longs! I toured Australia and New Zealand with Damo back in 2014, and he’s all about the song and the people. It’s a huge honour for me to be supporting him once again. If you’d told me back in my Dublin years, when I started out at Monday singer-songwriter nights (the same ones Damo had played when he started out) that I’d be supporting him, I’d have said, “Well I can retire now!” Lol! However, now that I’m here, and armed with my new single and video for ‘Not in Kansas Anymore’, there’s no way I’m stopping now!🤘🏻🎶
Tix from



Brisbane Session pic - Shane Howard Paul Kelly
Got to be part of a brilliant session the other night with – Shane Howard, Paul Kelly, John Spillane, Declan O’Rouke, Pauline Scanlan, Sean Tyrrell with some of Ireland and Australia’s best folk musicians. We sat around till the late hours, everyone singing their songs, I got to sing my song Not in Kansas Anymore in front of all these inspirations! …it’s how I learnt and fell in love with music in Ireland …such a privilege for me to be part of it, still beaming from it … ?

And at the same time in Ireland, one of my best friends from school, Neill Muldowney, who died on Friday was being buried and people were raising a glass to him … In my heart, this session was for you Neill. Have fun up there Neill with Fr. Jack! (Frank Kelly Rip)
And my thanks goes out to Goanna Arts and Troubadour Music for putting on ‘Exile’ show – a powerful historical presentation using music, image and narrative
of Australian Irish history. Catch it folks if it comes round again!