Saturday, January 9, 2010

Mick McHugh donates original song and lyrics to B4AK

A wonderful and dear friend of mine, Mick McHugh has kindly donated his original song and lyrics 'A million stars' to Backpacks 4 Aussie Kids'. I didn't even have to nag or beg! Thank you Mick, you are a true generous soul.

Irish born Mick is married to a true blue Aussie sheila and as such has achieved honourary Aussie status by his friends and Australian family.  He has been in Australia since 2006, just in time for the Category 5 cyclone, (Larry) that hit our small town of Innisfail. He now lives in Byron Bay with his beautiful wife, 6 year old daughter and 1 year old son.

Take a moment to listen to the MP3 and you'll see why I wanted it for the theme for B4AK . . .

Music CD by up and coming songwriter and singer Mick McHugh.

The CDs feature Mick's original mix of Irish and Australian folk music.
The melody in the music is captivating and the lyrics are full of love and power.

Includes the song 'A Million Stars' which was short listed in the "Australian Songwriters Association" (ASA), in the Lyrics section.

This magical song is soon to be the theme of Backpacks 4 Aussie Kids and is available for download from for a donation amount of your choosing.
The song is of special significance to me, because it was written in Innisfail (HQ of B4AK).

You can listen to Mick here at

'DAD sees Mick sing tribute to the role of men in the family unit, of his father and of being a father using the emotive instrumentation of guitars, cello and piano.
Issues of love, heartache and modern manhood are all dealt with with sincerity as Mick wears his heart on his sleeve.'
Jungle Jim, Byron Shire News

"...the Irish Cat Stevens..." - The Northern Star


Mick's Debut EP "A Long Way From Home"  was short listed in the 2008 Australian Songwriters Association Contest

Music CD by up and coming songwriter and singer Mick McHugh.
You can listen to Mick here at

"Mick’s brand of folk is steeped in the Irish tradition of emotive story-telling, atop music filled with gentle vocals, lilting flutes and melancholic violins.”
Jungle Jim, Byron Shire News.

Mick McHugh now available on iTunes
CD's available online at:

CD releases - A Long Way From Home (2008), Dad (2008)
International Award - 2009 100% Music Songwriting, A Long Way From Home (World)
NationalAwards - 2009 & 2008 Australian Songwriters Association, A Long Way From Home (Acoustic Folk & Ballad), A Million Stars (Lyrics)
Regional Awards - A Long Way From Home (Song of the Year & Folk), Blind (Protest), A Million Stars ( Lyrics)
Festivals - The Fatherhood Fest, Green Fest
Supported - Pete Murray, Tex Perkins & Jeff Lang, Damien Leith (Oz Idol Winner)

Filling backpacks and nappy bags with essential and personal items for children going into foster and kinship care.

A Million Stars by Mick Mchugh  
Download now or listen on posterous
fav version-A Million Stars.mp3 (2870 KB)

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