13 December 2022
"My most recent album is an Irish album that I did for ABC Music, and that's a Celtic Kids album. And I did all that from home during lockdown." - Mick McHugh
Mick McHugh is a solo-artist as well as the face of the high-energy Irish folk act The Gathering. His captivating vocals, paired with emotive songwriting, paint vivid musical landscapes that connect his Irish heritage to the Australian continent.
In this episode:
Mick's Irish heritage, and how the Irish music culture influenced him as a young person
How Mick left a safe career at Hewlett Packard to become a career as a professional musician
Mistakes Mick did as a young musician and how he learned from these mistakes
How Mick dealt with setbacks and discouragement
Mick's tips and tricks on getting through to event managers and booking gigs
Mick's songwriting workflows
How Mick worked with different producers to record his albums
The making of the songs 'Good Good Day' and 'Not in Kansas Anymore'
Mick's home-recording workflows, tips and tricks
How Mick produced music from his home studio for the ABC network
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