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live music at the Huxley with Declan Hegarty

In our relentless efforts to entertain you, The Huxley will soon bring you live music too! On the first Sunday of every month starting from Sunday 2nd March, a chap called Declan is going to come and sing a few tunes for us to pass a lazy Sunday afternoon.


Just to whet your whistle, click the play button on the video below and listen to his rendition of Sting’s ‘Shape of my Heart’, while you learn a wee bit more about the man himself:


Where are you from?
Northern Ireland

When did you start playing music?
My mother is a singer and a singing coach so I started young. I started playing the harp when I was 10 and eventually studied music at Strathclyde University. It was there that I discovered Dave Matthews, John Mayer and Martin Guitars- which are the best!

What is your favourite song of all time?
When I was growing up Frank Sinatra was always on in the background and I have been a huge fan ever since so my favourite song is probably his version of Leroy Brown.

What are your 3 desert island discs?
Sinatra’s ‘Greatest Hits’, John Mayer ‘Any Given Thursday’ and Led Zepplin ‘II’.

What is the most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to you during a gig?
One time I was accosted in the middle of a gig by a group of ‘tipsy’ girls and dragged into a Private Dining room to sing for their friend on her birthday. I’m not sure who was more embarrassed, me or the birthday girl!


He’s a lovely fella and he holds a tune pretty well too! Come down on Sunday 2nd March to see for yourself. No accosting though…our Private Dining room will be out of bounds!