Let Me Introduce Myself
My name is Barry Hughes. I am a professional full-time Singer and Musician specialising in Wedding Music, with over fifteen years of experience performing for Wedding couples in Ireland and abroad.
You’ll find lots of information about my services in the FAQ section below.
If you have any questions about my services feel free to Contact Me Today and I will be happy to answer any queries you might have. A prompt and professional service is always provided, and I take care and interest in putting together a collection of music that is unique to each couple, portrays their characters and suits the vibe of their Wedding Day.
If you want a stripped back acoustic performance for your Wedding Ceremony Music and a Party Atmosphere for your Afternoon Drinks Reception – get in touch today.
I can also provide music for your First Dance as a married couple. And feel free to chat to me about options for your Wedding After Party
+353870926046 / email@example.com
MUSIC PROVIDED FOR
Civil, Humanist & Spiritual Ceremonies
Pre-Dinner Drinks Reception
Wedding After Party
FIRST DANCE SONG
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Deposits are non-refundable
I travel nationwide in Ireland and I am willing to travel abroad if needed.
Guitar is my main instrument and I also play Ukulele, Low Whistle & Tin Whistle. Piano can also be incorporated if there is a piano in your church/venue.
I pride myself on being able to cover most genres of music and enjoy singing and playing folk music, pop, rock, country and everything in between. I have a wide repertoire and and vast selection of church music too. See my Song List for full details. Click here to view my Song list
Yes. Specific requests can be made for your Wedding Ceremony Music and a Drinks Reception Setlist can be tailored to your event. (Bare in mind that playing to suit the crowd is something I believe to be important. Therefore, a wide variety of music is always good for a Wedding afternoon reception).
I play regular gigs in Carrickmacross, Monaghan, Dundalk & Dublin as well as playing Wedding Showcase gigs in various hotels and venues around the country. Most of my video content on YouTube and Facebook is recorded live from previous weddings and similar events. Contact me for full gig listings. Or Click HERE for Live gig updates
A non-refundable deposit is required to secure your wedding date. This can be paid via Bank Transfer, PayPal, SPLINK, Cash or Cheque.
Yes, I have full PLI (Public Liability Insurance) cover and can provide you or your venue with Insurance Indemnity Paperwork where needed.
If you wish, we can meet to discuss all the finer details of the day. However, it is not always necessary and won’t be possible for all bookings due to travel time and availability. I am very thorough with my work and will take all details via email, messenger or over the phone.
This should be finalised 4 weeks in advance of your wedding. All song choices should be passed by your priest or celebrant and changes should be made well in advance if needed. After the 4 week mark – changes to your song list may not be accepted.
Yes I do and I would advise that if/when you find a Wedding Supplier that you like and want to be part of your wedding day – Book them as soon as you can to avoid disappointment. Certain dates and times of the year are more popular than others and are quick to be booked up.
I will arrive to the Church or Wedding Venue at least 1 hour in advance. This is to give me chance to set up my equipment, sound check and liase with your priest, celebrant and hotel staff. (Please ensure that your church will be opened early on your wedding day to allow your florist, photographer, videographer and musician can set up well in advance).
Yes, I have the facility to perform outdoors if weather conditions permit. (One Power socket will be required where possible)
1 or 2 power sockets / 4 ft x 6 ft floor space to perform comfortably / chair or stool.
This can be done on the wedding day or the days leading up to your wedding. I can provide different payment options and this can be discussed via email or over the phone.
Here are some measures I’ve put into place that will hopefully help put your minds at ease during this time:
* Added Aug 11th:
Covid-19 Compliance Officer Awareness Course completed and passed.
– Increased communication with 2020 & 2021 couples to ensure we keep each other updated.
– Regular updates to Website & Social Media Platforms with useful links and information.
– Fully functional website with song lists, playlists, videos, tips for choosing your Wedding music, blogs posts & more.
– Flexible deposit payments*
– Flexible final payment options
– When booked for a public performance (Wedding Ceremony, Afternoon Reception etc) I will be making sure social distancing is adhered to by keeping a sensible distance from guests, venue staff and fellow wedding suppliers**
– Face Covering/Mask will be worn when and where necessary***
– All Music Equipment (Microphones etc) will be cleaned and sanitised after every public performance.
– I can only facilitate guest singers and musicians if they are using their own microphones, leads and so on and adhering to social distancing guidelines.
Barry is simply the best. We first heard Barry sing at my cousins wedding almost 6 years ago and it was our first decision we made when planning our wedding. Initially Barry had been booked and we were gutted but lucky for us covid worked in our favour as he became available on our date. We are married almost 8 weeks now and still people are saying how amazing Barry was and the large choice of songs he can sing makes it hard to narrow down what to choose. As we had a level 5 Lockdown Wedding, Barry sang our first dance song after our ceremony and it was all kinds of magic!
If you are planning a wedding, first things first, get in touch with Barry you will not regret it
Ruth & Anthony. Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin. December 2020
Barry has become a good friend to us over the last 18 months or so. He has been with us on our wedding journey through two cancellations and we finally got to tie the knot on 16th January. I cannot praise Barry’s professionalism and genuineness enough, not to mention his amazing talent. We are hoping for a vow renewal on our 1st anniversary and hope Barry can perform, we cannot recommend him highly enough.
Michelle & Liam. Killashee Hotel, Naas, Co. Kildare. January 2021
Barry played at our Wedding in November 2020 at The Alex Hotel. He was outstanding, beautiful vocals and exceptional guitar playing. We had 25 guests on the day and they all were singing his praises. Since booking Barry he was always kind considerate and professional and couldn’t have been more helpful as our plans changed multiple times due to the pandemic. I truly don’t think you will find anyone better.
Tanya & Matthew. The Alex Hotel, Dublin. November 2020
We would highly recommend Barry for any wedding ceremony / reception drinks (we had him at both for ours). Barry was wonderful from the beginning. He was very accomodating when our original wedding date changed. He was in regular contact with us from start to finish. He learnt a few of our favourite songs so they could be played/ sang on our big day. Most of our guests commented on how wonderful he was. Having a smaller wedding we were worried the room may seem empty- but Barry ensured that wasn’t the case & ensured guests were enjoying themselves.
In addition he is a pure gent to deal with.
Lynne & Kevin. Clontarf Church & Rathsallagh House Hotel, Co. Wicklow. December 2020
Barry is a very dear friend of ours and we are so privileged to have had him sing at our wedding on NYE. He performed at our ceremony and drinks reception and genuinely added sparkle to our day. Nothing is a problem for Barry, he will learn a song if you request it. Knowing how much of a Westlife fan I am, he played a Shane Filan song as myself and my husband arrived into the hotel. Our guests, though few, absolutely loved his voice and could have listened to him all day. Barry’s winning personality and professionalism adds to the day without a doubt!
Emily & Martin. Rock Chapel Magheracloone & Nuremore Hotel, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan. December 2020
Barry Hughes what can I say… Class.
We had Barry play at our wedding for church ceremony and pre-drinks reception, to say he was amazing is an understatement. We had a small wedding of 25 people and on plan Z at this stage but that didn’t matter because the atmosphere Barry created was phenomenal. He’s a true gent, a professional, a top class performer and he made our special day magical.
If anyone needs a guy to be present in the moment and to feed off the energy in the room Barry is your man.
Thank you Barry,
Lee and Wayne.
Lisa & Wayne. Fallon's of Kilcullen, Co. Kildare. November 2020
Micro Wedding – October 2020
Barry is an incredibly talented musician. As a musician myself, I knew I would be picky when it came to the music for our wedding. As soon as I heard Barry singing, I knew he was perfect, and I particularly loved how good his diction was, you could hear him singing the lyrics of every song clearly.
Barry played at our family wedding recently (18 guests) and created the most magical atmosphere during the ceremony. He also played for our reception which was lively, upbeat and he had people singing and dancing within a few minutes with a huge range of songs! He interacted with guests in a genuine and fun way playing requests at the drop of a hat, encouraging duets from the crowd, and making everyone laugh too. He was a true professional to work with, learning any music/songs we asked for. With the additional challenge of Covid-19, we had to make some changes and Barry was flexible and supportive throughout. We had full confidence in him throughout and could not recommend him more. You will definitely be missing out if you don’t book him! Our guests were raving about Barry afterwards and loved his entertainment.
Thank you Barry, for enhancing our wedding day and making it extra memorable. It was a joy listening to you sing and play.
Deirdre and Seán
Deirdre & Seán. Tulfarris Hotel & Golf Resort, Co. Wicklow. October 2020
Micro Wedding – October 2020
Barry was booked last minute to play the evening of our wedding. He was a pleasure to deal with and so accommodating from the start. The music Barry provided created a fantastic atmosphere which with only 25 people made such a difference to our night. He was lively, entertaining and took any requests with a smile. I’d guess that Barry could play anything put to him and could adapt to any scenario. It was a joy to listen to him on our wedding night and I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Orla & Damien. Darver Castle, Co. Louth - Wedding Reception, October 2020
Micro Wedding Sept 2020
Barry sang at our wedding party a couple of weeks ago and I would highly recommend him especially given the current uncertain times driven by Covid19. Our wedding party had only 14 people and Barry had every guest on the dance-floor! The energy and atmosphere was fantastic! Barry has a large set of songs and he selected a great variety of upbeat songs for the day including playing some requested songs for our first dance and a special song for our son. All our guests thought he was fantastic and he made our small wedding party ever more special and rememberable!! We will be having Barry at our postponed wedding party in 2022 when hopefully we can have all our friends and family with us but I would highly recommend any couple who are going ahead with their micro wedding this year to book Barry, you will not be disappointed.
Miriam & Dominic. Wedding Reception, September 2020
A Huge Thank you Barry for playing our drinks reception for our intimate wedding day especially with the ever changing guidelines and restrictions. It was a big relief to know we could rely on you even in such challenging times and thank you for being so accommodating!! Your beautiful music was a breath of fresh air to welcome us all to the reception. Everyone loved to hear you play. Hope to be hearing more of your music in the near future!! Sincere thank you!!