Joe and Paula McHugh

Joe McHugh – Host Producer
Paula McHugh – Co-producer, webmaster

Joe McHugh is a storyteller, writer, historian, and traditional Appalachian and Celtic fiddler. He is the producer and host of the radio series The Telling Takes Us Home, a Celebration of American Family Stories and has produced a number of radio documentaries and oral history projects looking at the foster care system, educational leadership, juvenile judges, and the allure and danger and whitewater rafting among others. Working with his daughter Anna McHugh he received the 2000 Golden Reel Award from the National Federation of Community Broadcasters for best local public affairs documentary. He is the author of a number of books including The Phantom Fiddler and Other Notable Tales, a collection of original short stories inspired by the rich folklore of the violin.

Paula McHugh is an artist whose paintings are inspired by the titles of American and Celtic Fiddle Tunes and Folksongs.

Books by Joe McHugh

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Keynotes and Audio Documentaries –

Books and CDs –

The Telling Takes Us Home –

Art –

Folks interviewed on Rosin the Bow