Hugh Buckley is a Dublin born and based, self-taught guitarist, composer, arranger, educator and author. He has performed throughout Europe, the U.S., Argentina and China, working as a sideman and also leading his own groups.

He has performed with a wide array of internationally acclaimed artists including: John Stowell, Peter Bernstein, Jim Mullen, Louis Stewart, Nigel Clark, Daniel Corzo, Phil Robson, Terry Smith, Brad Mehldau, Frank Harrison, Brian Kelloch, Mike Carr, Tim Ries Rolling Stones Project (w/Bernard Fowler and Michael Davis), Javon Jackson, Bobby Watson, Alan Barnes, Harry Allen, Spike Robinson, Ruben Gonzales, Joe Temperley, Bobby Wellins, Gilad Atzmon, Guy Barker, Jon Faddis, Bruce Adams, Anders Bercrantz, Bobby Shew, George Masso, Marshall Gilkes, Peter Appleyard, Tony Miceli, Georgie Fame, Cleveland Wattkiss, Christine Tobin, Sara Lazarus, Van Morrison, Lisa Stansfield, Ronnie Drew, Wayne Bachelor, Javier Colina, John Wadham, Stephen Keogh,. Also many wonderful Irish musicians, too many to mention here.

Besides featuring on many recordings as a sideman, Hugh has released three CDs as leader,

  • "Yes Indeed" (1998) w/ James Williams, Peter Washington, Darren Beckett, "Spirit Level" (2001) and
  • "Sketches of Now" (2008).
  • "The Day of the Duo" (2014) is a duo recording with renowned Scottish guitarist Nigel Clark.
  • In March 2016, "Two Heads are Better Than One", a duo recording with vocalist Honor Heffernan was released.

In 2013, Hugh launched his highly acclaimed book "The Guitar Chord Doctor". The book deals with chord voicings and techniques for the contemporary guitarist. Hugh is the founder, organizer and host of the extremely successful and acclaimed monthly event "The Dublin Guitar Night". The event showcases national and international guitar players across all genres.

Hugh was producer, arranger and guitarist on the 2008 platinum selling CD release by the legendary folk artist Ronnie Drew, "The Last Session - A Fond Farewell". He is coordinator of the "Guitar Gathering" at the Cork Jazz Festival. Current activity includes " The Hugh Buckley Group", a vehicle for his original compositions, a duo with Scottish guitarist Nigel Clark, a vocal/guitar duo with songstress Honor Heffernan, solo guitar performances and he is guitarist with the Dublin City Jazz Orchestra.

Besides performing, Hugh regularly conducts guitar workshops and teaches privately. He holds a 1st class honours Master of Music degree from DIT Dublin.

Performing as part of the Cello Ireland double bill with Jack Talty/ Graham Dunne
Saturday 7th October 8.00pm
The Mick Lally Theatre
Admission €20

Performing with Aoife Doyle
Sunday 8th October 3.00pm
Il Vicolo
Admission Free

Hugh Buckley

  • Sat 7th October
  • 8:00pm
  • Mick Lally Theatre
  • 20
  • Sun 8th October
  • 3:00pm
  • Il Vicolo
  • Free