Irish Wedding Singer & Musician Barry Hughes



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 great 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

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    Church Weddings

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    Civil, Humanist & Spiritual Ceremonies

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    Pre-Dinner Drinks Reception

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    Wedding After Party

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    Engagement Parties

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    Marriage Proposals

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    Corporate Events

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    Funeral Services

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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 and Piano.

I cover most genres of music and enjoy singing and playing Folk music, Pop, Soft Rock (and not so soft rock), Indie & Alternative, American Country, Swing & Soul 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, 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. Zoom calls can also be arranged.

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.

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Christmas Wedding @ Lough Eske Castle

Barry was Amazing when he played at our wedding on the 22nd December 2022. He was prompt in his responses from when we initially contacted him. He was extremely professional, approachable, helpful and relaxed and any request we had he happily obliged.

We really appreciated that he learned Picture This – Unconditional & Niall Horans’ Black And White for the ceremony in such a short space of time. We were blown away at how good they were (along with all of the other requests). On the day, guests were commenting at how amazing he was and they really enjoyed his interactions with guest requests. His involvement and music on the day was instrumental to starting the party that ran late into the night. It made the wedding day extra memorable. All over Christmas when we were catching up with family and friends, they were still commenting on how enjoyable his music was on the day!

We would highly recommend Barry as he will create the perfect atmosphere for your big day.

Go raibh míle maith agat!

Lisa & Paul. Lough Eske Castle, Co. Donegal. December 2022

Day 2 Wedding Party

Barry came up to Zio Restaurant in Portadown for a Sunday afternoon wedding Day 2. We expected a relaxing afternoon winding down from the previous day’s main wedding , with nice background music, but Barry turned it into an amazing party , he reacted to the crowd and had the place bouncing! 80 people dancing at 4.00pm on a Sunday afternoon!
He played some great numbers , from ‘Shallow’ to ‘I’ll Tell Me Ma’ , and lots more greats.
He really helped make it a day to remember !

Stephen (Father of the Bride). Zio Restaurant, Portadown, Co. Armagh. March 2023

We made the best decision to have Barry play at our drinks reception in Darver Castle in February. Barry has a fantastic voice and created such a fun and relaxed atmosphere with his music. He also had plenty of craic with the guests and we heard rave reviews about him all day and after. Barry was so professional and easy to deal with in the run up to the day, I can’t emphasis enough how important it is to have experienced and trustworthy suppliers to alleviate the stress in the run up to the day. Thanks so much again Barry and hopefully hear you play again soon!

Ciara & Conall. Darver Castle, Co. Louth. Feb 2023

Barry performed at our wedding ceremony & drinks reception on 4th Feb in Wrights-Anglers Rest and did an amazing job. We absolutely loved his version of the songs we had chosen. Barry is so professional and helpful, nothing is too much trouble. So many of our guests complimented his work. He played a huge part in helping us create the perfect day. We would recommend Barry without hesitation and would like to take this opportunity to thank him for making our day so memorable.

Edel & Stephen. Wrights Anglers Rest, Strawberry Beds, Co. Dublin. Feb 2023

We had Barry for our church ceremony and drinks reception afterwards in Kilronan Castle, Co. Roscommon. Barry is such a gentleman to work with. He was always there to email back and forth with song choices and advice with the church. Barry really creates a nice atmosphere at the drinks reception, a hit with all ages and made our day extra special! He’s got a superb voice – which helps too 😉 Thanks again, Mr and Mrs Devine

Orlaith & James. St. Anne’s Church Scramogue & Kilronan Castle, Co. Roscommon. Feb 2023

We had Barry for our church and venue music and he was AMAZING!! Barry played during our ceremony, he even met with my friend the week before as she sang too and he accompanied. By the time we met Barry we had our music for our drinks reception organised by a family friend so I asked Barry would he play music during our meal which he kindly agreed to do. This was the best decision, he was brilliant! He even learnt a song for our entrance music. It really set the atmosphere for the day and we loved every minute, as did our guests. Barry is a pro, if you have him on your wedding day you are in for a treat!!

Emma & Shane. Darver Church & Darver Castle, Co. Louth. May 2022

Barry performed both at our wedding ceremony and at our wedding party and we couldn’t be happier with both. He is so talented and professional, our guests were absolutely raving about him! Barry is such a talented musician, he knows the perfect song for every occasion and responds to what the audience enjoy. On top of being so talented he is such a genuine, friendly person and such a pleasure to deal with. Cannot recommend Barry enough, he is a class act.

Brendan & Eva. Nuremore Hotel, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan. Aug 2022

Day 2 Celebrations

Barry performed our day 2 music in Cabra Castle and we couldn’t fault him. Stress free, with sore heads from the wedding that’s what was needed!! Barry played loads of favourites and had people up dancing. We couldn’t ask for any more, would definitely recommend!

Claire & Christopher. Cabra Castle, Co. Cavan. Aug 2022

From the first time I heard Barry sing I knew we would have to have him at our wedding ceremony. He was absolutely fantastic and so amazing to work with. We still have so many of our wedding guests contacting us about how wonderfully Barry sang Raglan Road at our ceremony. It is by far the best version I have ever heard. He is a an amazing musician, so talented and really made our ceremony and wed-festival a beautiful day to remember. Thank you so much Barry and we are already planning to go see you play live again in the near future.

Rosie & Carrie. Hotel Doolin, Doolin, Co. Clare. Sept 2022

I am a wedding celebrant and marriage solemniser (Kathryn Cashman) and I know that it is very important to have a wedding singer who is willing to go that extra mile to add ambiance and magic to your ceremony. Barry has an amazing voice and is a pleasure to deal with. I highly recommend Barry as your wedding singer for your ceremony and drinks reception.

Kathryn Cashman, The Dunlow Hotel & Gardens, Killarney, Co. Kerry. Nov 2022

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