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.
+353870926046 / firstname.lastname@example.org
MUSIC PROVIDED FOR
Civil, Humanist & Spiritual Ceremonies
Pre-Dinner Drinks Reception
Wedding After Party
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.
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!!
Laura & Michael. Hillgrove Hotel, Monaghan. September 2020
We had Barry sing at our wedding ceremony in St. Josephs Church, Carrickmacross. I cannot recommend him enough, if you are anyway unsure just have a look through some of Barry’s videos or even watch one of his live gigs. He was so professional and really helpful when it came to picking our music, he sent us a link showing what parts of our wedding we needed music for which was really helpful. On the day itself he provided a unique and warm vibe to our wedding ceremony and he added our personal touch to the music. Our guests also had nothing but great reviews about Barrys music.
Amy & Dean. St. Joseph's Church, Carrickmacross. September 2020
We had a rescheduled intimate wedding due to the Covid restrictions. Barry was patient and professional with us as we tried to plan our ceremony at short notice, and was happy to learn a song for the bride’s entrance. He played the low whistle and the tin whistle for some beautiful instrumental pieces and then some fun tunes on the guitar during our small drinks reception afterwards. Barry is super talented and we were delighted with every aspect of our dealings with him. We would definitely recommend Barry to anyone looking to get married, especially anyone opting for a smaller more personal event during these strange times.
Maeve & Brendan. Virgina Park Lodge, Co. Cavan. July 30th 2020
Having had the privilege of seeing Barry perform on several occasions, I knew immediately that I wanted him singing me down the aisle on our wedding day! We were lucky he was available and when selecting our songs, he couldn’t have been more accommodating, offered insightful advice and was always accessible. On the day itself, he was ever the professional, sang beautifully, played incredible music, made the songs his own and made the ceremony feel like a true celebration. We still receive high praise from the music on the day! We would highly recommend Barry for your special day/occasion as he will just make it even more memorable. Thank you so much once again, Barry
Sarah & Colin
I cannot tell you how much praise you received from our family and friends….. I myself was quite nervous arriving to the church but as I heard you singing I relaxed straight away.
I couldn’t get over how many of our guests commented to us on the day, even the hotel manager asked me for your details so he could recommend you to future couples. Everybody thought you were amazing, I can honestly say, we were so delighted to have had you sing at our wedding day.Thank you so much Barry a true professional 🙂
Melissa & Xiao
Barry played at our wedding reception and at our after party the next day. We were absolutely delighted on both occasions. He played relaxed chilled out music at the reception and a huge mix of songs the next day. Lots of our guests made comments about how good Barry was on guitar and vocals. Would definitely not hesitate in recommending Barry. He is a very talented musician and you will not be disappointed.
Peter & Yvonne
Our wedding day was enhanced by having Barry Hughes perform both at the ceremony and our reception. The music helped make the ceremony a warm embracing and memorable experience for us, and every comment from our guests about the music then and at the reception afterwards was huge praise for your voice and talents. Absolutely recommend to anyone looking for a musician/singer to bring that something extra to the day.