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 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
We have a constant supply of guests who are asking how we came about such a wonderful singer.
Annabel & Janet. 4 Seasons Hotel, Monaghan. Sept 2021
His vocals and music for the pre-ceremony, ceremony and drinks reception were amazing, we kept getting compliments from the guests all day and it really was a lovely background to the whole afternoon.
Heather & Mark. Harvey's Point Hotel, Donegal. Aug 2021
From our initial meeting to the many emails that were sent in preparation for our big day, Barry was a true professional – always prompt to respond and catered to our every request.
Brídín & Gary. Bellingham Castle. Aug 2021
He brought our Wedding Mass to a new level.
Aoiffe & Aidan. Kildimo Church, Co. Limerick. July 2021
Barry performed for our wedding in Co. Clare & we could not have been happier with our music choice. Barry has everything under control and our guests were blown away by his voice.
Kelli & Bryan. Ennis Cathedral & Dromoland Castle. July 2021
Barry played our ceremony in City Hall Dublin. He was truly amazing. All of our guests commented on the quality of his voice and playing. He played pre & post ceremony and created the most magical atmosphere. From our first contact he was so helpful and professional and made the whole process so easy. Nothing was too much trouble and he even learned a song that we wanted to include. Thank you so much for making our day so special.
Caroline & Trevor. Dublin City Hall. June 2021
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.