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Folk // Carlow Town, Carlow

"Calling his music "DIY Alternative Folk", Hugsie draws from his many musical interests and experiences to write honest, enthusiastic and colloquial music for the people. Hugsie uses storytelling and a range of different musical instruments and styles to create an energetic live show that is lighthearted, lively and jovial"

Growing up a touring rock drummer and percussionist, HUGSIE cut his teeth and developed his passion for music and creation from an early age. Now a successful multi-instrumentalist, producer, and songwriter, HUGSIE has found his voice somewhere between Traditional Irish music, Alternative Folk, Rock and Reggae music.

Since beginning his journey in 2019, HUGSIE has written, produced and released 2 albums, one of which was supported by Carlow Arts Office, an EP, and a number of singles. He has sold out headline shows in his hometown of Carlow and has supported artists such as Shane Hennessy, Eric De Buitleir, and most recently, Jack L, with whom he traveled around Ireland on his recent tour in January and February 2024.

Hugsie keeps his craft sharp with multiple pub gigs every weekend and has two exciting upcoming original shows. He will take to the stage for a headline show in Scraggs Alley, Carlow, during the Pan Celtic festival on April 6th, 2024 to showcase his exciting blend of Irish Folk and Traditional Irish music to a visiting audience from the four corners of the Celtic nation. He will be joined on the night by some very talented local musicians.

On June 8th, HUGSIE will take to the stage at Carlow's Arts Festival with his band, "The Hugsie Trio" to showcase some new music and play some popular classics from his catalogue.