Song-Writing

Cillian Mc Hugh

Cillian Mc Hugh singer-songwriter based in the West of Ireland. Influences range from heavy, multi-instrumental Prog (Yes, Rush, Pink Floyd and Genesis) to more traditional acoustic folk and blues (Neil Young, Eric Bibb and Tom Waits) and everything in between.

He has 2 albums to date: Back to the Drawing Board was released in 2012, and It Will Pass… was released in 2019. Both albums are available online (itunes/Spotify/Google Play Music etc.), and can be listened to below.

It Will Pass…

This 11 track album was released in February 2019 and the offical launch is on the 12th of April 2019 in Limerick.

1. The Race

Vocals: Cillian McHugh
Guitars: Cillian McHugh

2. Another Goodbye

Vocals: Maggie McHugh
Backing Vocals: Donal McHugh, Cillian McHugh
Guitars: Cillian McHugh
Piano: Donal McHugh
Drums: Donal McHugh
Bass: Simon O’Donnell

3. There are no Words

Vocals: Cillian McHugh
Guitar: Cillian McHugh

4. Unknown Arms

Vocals: Cillian McHugh
Guitars: Cillian McHugh
Organ: Donal McHugh
Drums: Donal McHugh
Bass: Cillian McHugh
Harmonica: Cillian McHugh

5. Summer Rain

Vocals: Cillian McHugh
Guitars: Cillian McHugh

6. Counting the Days

Vocals: Cillian McHugh
Guitar: Cillian McHugh

7. If I Care

Vocals: Cillian McHugh
Guitars: Cillian McHugh

8. It Will Pass

Vocals: Cillian McHugh
Guitar: Cillian McHugh

9. The Last Flight Home

Vocals: Cillian McHugh
Backing Vocals: Maggie McHugh
Acoustic Guitar: Cillian McHugh
Electric Guitar (solo and slide): David Park
Electric Guitar (rhythm and harmonies): Cillian McHugh
Piano: Donal McHugh
Drums: Donal McHugh
Bass: Simon O’Donnell

10. Three Cars Back

Vocals: Cillian McHugh
Guitar: Cillian McHugh
Harmonica: Cillian McHugh

11. Writer’s Block

Vocals: Cillian McHugh
Everything Else: Lobster Johnson
Electric Guitars (rhythm and clean lead): Andrew (Duke) Park
Electric Guitars (lead): David Park
Bass: Simon O’Donnell
Drums: Donal McHugh
Organ: Donal McHugh

Back to the Drawing Board

Back to the Drawing Board is a 13 track album released in 2012. The offical launch was in September 2012.

1. Rain

Vocals: Ciara McHugh
Backing Vocals: Cillian McHugh
Guitar: Cillian McHugh

2. Bigness

Vocals: Cillian McHugh
Backing Vocals: Ciara McHugh
Guitars: Cillian McHugh
Organ: Ciara McHugh
Drums: Donal McHugh
Bass: Cillian McHugh

3. Stars

Vocals: Ciara McHugh, Cillian McHugh
Guitars: Cillian McHugh
Electric Piano: Donal McHugh
Drums: Donal McHugh
Bass: Cillian McHugh

4. Faith

Vocals: Cillian McHugh
Guitars: Cillian McHugh
Electric Piano: Donal McHugh
Drums: Donal McHugh
Bass: Cillian McHugh

5. 24

Vocals: Ciara McHugh, Cillian McHugh
Guitars: Cillian McHugh
Drums: Donal McHugh
Bass: Cillian McHugh

6. Chasing Rainbows

Vocals: Cillian McHugh
Guitar: Cillian McHugh

7. Passing Days

Vocals: Ciara McHugh
Backing Vocals: Cillian McHugh
Guitar: Cillian McHugh

8. Back to the Drawing Board

Vocals: Ciara McHugh
Backing Vocals: Cillian McHugh
Guitars: Cillian McHugh
Piano: Donal McHugh
Drums: Donal McHugh
Bass: Cillian McHugh

9. The Price of Love

Vocals: Cillian McHugh
Acoustic Guitar: Cillian McHugh
Electric Guitar: Maurice McHugh
Piano: Donal McHugh
Drums: Donal McHugh
Bass: Cillian McHugh
Harmonica: Cillian McHugh

10. Broken Words

Vocals: Ciara McHugh, Cillian McHugh
Guitars: Cillian McHugh
Drums: Donal McHugh
Bass: Cillian McHugh

11. The Happy Song

Vocals: Cillian McHugh
Guitars: Cillian McHugh
Piano: Donal McHugh
Drums: Donal McHugh
Bass: Cillian McHugh
Harmonica: Cillian McHugh

12. Too Close

Vocals: Cillian McHugh
Guitars: Cillian McHugh
Piano: Donal McHugh
Drums: Donal McHugh
Bass: Cillian McHugh
Harmonica: Cillian McHugh

13. Sun

Vocals: Ciara McHugh
Backing Vocals: Cillian McHugh
Guitar: Cillian McHugh