My most musical relations would be my half uncle. Pat (Spike) Hughes, a jazz musician and music critic, and his father Herbert Hughes, a composer and collector and arranger of Irish folk music.
Herbert Hughes (1882 - 1937) https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Hughes-15381 , https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herbert_Hughes_(composer) , was a composer, and a collector and arranger of Irish folk songs. He was born and raised in Belfast, but attended music school in London, and spent most of the rest of his life in England.
He wrote the music for Yeats’s “Down by the Salley Gardens” ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Down_by_the_Salley_Gardens ), Colum’s “She Moved Through the Fair” ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/She_Moved_Through_the_Fair ) , and “My Lagan Love” ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/My_Lagan_Love ).
He collected and arranged such well known songs as “The Star of the County Down”, “The Black Ribbon-Band”, “I Know my Love”, “ I Know Where I’m Going”, “Innisfree”, “Johnny, I Hardly Knew You”, “Roisin Dubh”, and “Shule Agra”.
He was a friend of James Joyce, and was one of the originators of the 1933 “The Joyce Book” , as well as being the editor, and composer of one entry. ( https://modernism.coursepress.yale.edu/the-joyce-book/ ) “The Joyce Book” was intended as a fundraiser for the (always in financial trouble) James Joyce, with each of his composer friends contributing a musical setting for one of his poems.
Herbert married my grandmother, Meena, in 1907 and their son Patrick (Spike) Hughes was born in 1908. By 1912 they had separated, and they divorced in 1922. Shortly thereafter Herbert married Suzanne McKernan, an Irish actress, in New Jersey, USA, where she was performing. They had two daughters, Angela (who wrote a memoir, Chelsea Footprints, in 2008) and Helena.
He was a music critic with the Daily Telegraph for many years. Herbert dies in 1937 of pneumonia.
Herbert and Meena’s son, Pat (my half uncle), is the other musician in the family. Patrick Cairns Hughes (1908 - 1987) ( https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Hughes-15382 ). His Wikipedia page is https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spike_Hughes and The Spike Hughes Page, http://www.r2ok.co.uk/spike.htm , covers his jazz career.
He is best known as a jazz musician, under the name Spike Hughes, though he stopped playing jazz in 1933, at age 25. In New York in 1933, he recorded several albums of his original compositions with Benny Carter's and Luis Russell's orchestras, as well as Coleman Hawkins and Henry "Red" Allen from Fletcher Henderson's band. They are still “in print” as CDs, and at least one tune, Nocturne, is still being arranged and interpreted by modern jazz musicians ( for instance https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arclight_(album) ).
Like his father he became a music critic, as well as a BBC broadcaster. He wrote a series of books on opera (Famous Verdi / Mozart / Puccini Operas),and a History of the Glynbourne Opera Festival. He wrote another series of books on The Coarse Art of Cricket / Gardening / Bridge … . He also wrote two volumes of autobiography, Opening Bars (1946) and Second Movement (1951). In spite of being diabetic, he was also a restaurant reviewer. He worked on the principle that you only needed to eat a teaspoonful of each dish to review it.