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My name is Barry Hughes, I am a professional singer and musician working nationwide in Ireland and specialising in Wedding Music.

With over 16 years experience in the Wedding Music Industry I can perform music for your:

🎶 Wedding Ceremony (Religious or Civil)
🎶 Afternoon Drinks Reception
🎶 Background Banquet Music while you dine
🎶 Your First Dance Song (performed live)
🎶 Evening Reception Show (for the smaller weddings)
🎶 Wedding After Party / Day 2 Celebrations
🎶 Marriage Proposal 😉💍🤫
🎶 Outdoor Events and Locations Welcomed

I take a very personal approach to helping you plan your wedding music. All music is performed live (no backing tracks) so each performance is unique to your wedding day and that's important to me.

☑️ Self sufficient Musician and Singer - All PA equipment supplied.
☑️ All music performed LIVE!
☑️ Millions of views across social media.
☑️ Additional singers and musicians available on request.
☑️ Fully Insured (PLI Cover)
☑️ Guitar
☑️ Low Whistle
☑️ Ukulele
☑️ Piano

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 so we can chat and start planning your live music soundtrack to your big day!

Sample Setlists and Songlists available on request or you can browse my own website for more info.

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  • July 21, 2024 12:33 pm local time

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    • Michael Concarr
      June 10, 2024 at 8:42 am

      We booked Barry for our wedding to play at the church ceremony and the drinks reception and we couldn’t have been happier. Barry made the lead up to the wedding so pleasant as he knew what songs would be perfect for the ceremony and offered his opinion and also learned, and played wonderfully, other songs which we wanted included. While we unfortunately didn’t get to hear Barry at the drinks reception, we had a large number of guests comment on the quality of the music and how it fit the atmosphere perfectly. I cannot recommend Barry enough, he is very pleasant, professional and a very talented musician

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    • Sheila & Jack
      May 29, 2024 at 5:36 pm

      We booked Barry for our wedding in May 2024, He was amazing, helpful, responsive and has such a huge range of music to choose from. It was so helpful to hear the songs on his Youtube page. Everyone who attended the wedding complimented Barry’s beautiful music and singing.
      We couldn’t recommend him enough.

      Sheila and Jack.

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    • Aisling Scriven
      April 10, 2024 at 5:13 pm

      Booking Barry was thee best decision we made for our wedding. He played at our church ceremony first and then moved on to play at our drinks reception.

      We thoroughly enjoyed choosing the songs for our day using his super helpful website. We were spoiled for choice and struggled to pick between all the amazing videos he has on there.

      The music in the church was simply amazing one of the guests said to me only yesterday “I’ve been to a lot of weddings but he’s the best singer I ever heard”.

      He then had our drinks reception hoping, taking requests from guests and making sure that it stayed lively like we wanted.

      Barry is such a gent and was a pleasure to deal with! We couldn’t recommend him highly enough!!

      Aisling and Alan

    • Mary theresa mcgeown
      March 10, 2024 at 1:05 pm

      Barry was amazing the whole day couldn’t of been happier. He knows what he’s doing which was a great help

    • Ian Corbally
      March 8, 2024 at 2:43 pm

      We booked Barry over two years before our wedding in February 2024 because from the first time we heard his music we knew he was who we wanted to sing at our wedding. Dealing with Barry was always a pleasure as he was so responsive, helpful and knowledgeable. He has such an extensive song list that it was hard to narrow down which songs we wanted as he performs them all so brilliantly. Nothing was ever an issue for Barry and his relaxed manner helped put us at ease when there were so many decisions to make for the wedding.
      One the day Barry sang at our church ceremony and also the reception. His music was fantastic and we can’t wait to get our wedding video so we can hear it all over again. He was even kind enough to allow me to use his equipment to perform a song at the reception. We would highly recommend Barry to anyone for their wedding, or any other event also. He was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding. 5 stars!
      Ian & Michelle

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    • Cian Linehan
      January 18, 2024 at 4:18 pm

      Barry was incredible. When deciding our ceremony we wanted to the Voyage as the entrance song and cam across Barry and we could not have been happier, Christy couldn’t have sung it better. We were delighted that Barry travelled down for our Ceremony and Reception music, every single guest without fail complimented both sessions that Barry. Our only regret is that we did not check if Barry was around to play at our Day 2. I would highly recommend him and we are extremely grateful he played for us!

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    • Grace
      December 20, 2023 at 11:38 pm

      Barry did the music for our wedding ceremony on the 1st December – he was absolutely fantastic, I couldn’t recommend him enough!
      Any of the songs we requested, he did brilliantly. I even decided to make a few late requests (the night before!!) and again, no issues!
      A number of people commented to me after about how good the church music was 😊
      Thank you so much Barry for making the ceremony so memorable 😊

      Grace & David

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    • Martin spillane
      November 13, 2023 at 6:44 pm

      Myself and Amy had Barry at our wedding the 13th October In Kilkenny we would highly recommend him for doing both church and drinks reception..only thing is the day goes so fast we would have loved to hear more .Barry’s voice is truly beautiful and all our guests commented on how nice the church music was. Barry was a pleasure to deal with from start to finish and was very helpful when it came to song choices. We would highly recommend him and we thank him for being part of our day..Thanks Barry 😉😉

    • Kate Dillon
      November 11, 2023 at 8:50 am

      From the second we booked Barry for our wedding we knew we made the best decision! Our guests are still speaking about his stunning rendition of Raglan Road

      2 years prior to our wedding we found Barry on YouTube & he was singing Raglan Road, instantly we emailed him & thankfully he was free on our date!

      Barry was a gentleman to deal with, the kindest supplier we had, his website makes picking music stress free & fun, Barry covered our church music & our drinks reception music & he was just incredible!

      If you are thinking of booking a wedding singer, we would both highly highly recommend Barry!

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    • Deirdre
      November 6, 2023 at 5:22 pm

      Barry played my sister’s wedding just over 5 years ago and when myself and my now husband got engaged, we knew we wanted to book Barry for our own ceremony and drinks reception. Barry was thankfully available for our date and from day one was very responsive through emails, nothing was too much or caused any bother. For both our ceremony and drinks reception, Barry took on any suggestions we had and happily took requests from guests during the reception, even keeping the Mayo fans in the crowd happy! Barry is an absolute professional and is fantastic at what he does. I would not hesitate to recommend Barry to any couple planning their wedding.

    • Oksana & Darren
      October 4, 2023 at 7:43 pm

      We can’t express enough how thrilled we were with Barry Jay Hughes as our wedding singer for both the church ceremony and the reception. From start to finish, he was absolutely brilliant and exceeded all our expectations.

      During the church ceremony, Barry’s performance was nothing short of enchanting. He played all the songs we had requested flawlessly, creating an atmosphere that was truly magical. His voice filled the sacred space beautifully, and it was evident that he poured his heart and soul into every note. Many of our guests commented on how moving and touching the music was, and it added an extra layer of emotion to the ceremony.

      When it came time for the reception, Barry transitioned seamlessly into getting the party started. He knew exactly how to read the crowd and played a fantastic mix of songs that had everyone on their feet and dancing before the meal. His energy and enthusiasm were infectious, and he played a significant role in setting the tone for the entire evening.

      If you’re in search of a talented musician for your wedding day, both in the church and at the reception, I wholeheartedly recommend Barry Jay Hughes. His musical talent, professionalism, and ability to connect with the audience are truly exceptional. He made our wedding day even more special, and we couldn’t be happier with his performance. Barry is undoubtedly the man you want to make your wedding day unforgettable.

      Oksana & Darren

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    • Leanne
      October 3, 2023 at 7:46 pm

      Barry played at our wedding ceremony and reception drinks in Darver Castle in September and we couldn’t recommend him more! Barry is an absolute gentleman and amazing at what he does. Our ceremony music was so beautiful, I’ll remember my entrance song forever. Our guests are still praising Barry, he was absolutely brilliant performing at our reception drinks, our guests were up dancing and everything. You won’t regret booking Barry for a second. Thank you for making our day extra special Barry! We hope to see you perform again somewhere soon.

      Love from,
      Mr & Mrs Rogers

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    • Sam Ward
      August 26, 2023 at 5:00 pm

      We had the pleasure of experiencing a truly magical wedding ceremony, all thanks to the incredible talent of our church wedding singer Barry. From the moment the first note filled the church, it was evident that we were in the presence of a true musical virtuoso.

      Barry’s voice was nothing short of angelic, resonating with a warmth and clarity that brought tears to our eyes. Each song was delivered with such emotion and passion that it felt like the music was weaving a tapestry of love and devotion around us.

      Not only was the vocal performance flawless, but Barry’s choice of songs was impeccable. He seamlessly blended traditional hymns with contemporary favorites, creating a musical journey that appealed to guests of all ages. It was a testament to his versatility and ability to cater to the diverse tastes of the congregation.

      What truly stood out was Barry’s ability to capture the essence of the occasion. He understood the importance of this sacred moment and translated it into his music, elevating the ceremony to a level of spirituality and reverence that left a lasting impression on everyone present.

      Barry’s professionalism was equally commendable. He arrived early, he worked closely with us to choose the perfect repertoire. His presence was a source of calm and reassurance amidst the flurry of wedding preparations.

      In conclusion, Barry was not just a performer he was a storyteller who painted a musical masterpiece on the canvas of our hearts. His talent and dedication elevated our wedding ceremony to a sublime and unforgettable experience. We are forever grateful for his contribution to our special day, and we wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone seeking a wedding singer who can turn moments into memories with the power of his voice.

      Thank you Barry,
      Sam & Áine Ward.

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    • Kayleigh Hanley
      August 14, 2023 at 1:49 pm

      We recently had the pleasure of having Barry perform for our wedding day 2 celebration. From the moment we first enquired with him, he was lovely to deal with!
      Our guests were blown away by Barry on the day. His ability to blend in to a group as if he knows everyone personally is an art he has mastered. He adapted the set to suit the crowd and no genre was out of the question. He played loads of requests and even had a guest or two join him for a song! All tracks played live, no backing tracks. Barry also uses a loop pedal to add another level to the performances, not something you seen done by many performers.
      Barry’s rates are very reasonable when you take in to account the high quality service he provides and with his talent. If you’re thinking of booking him, do it! We wouldn’t hesitate to hire Barry for our event again in future.

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    • Niamh and Andrew Kelly
      August 13, 2023 at 9:06 pm

      Barry is fantastic and we thoroughly enjoyed having him perform on our wedding day 27/7/23 in the church and drinks reception at Ballymascanlon House Hotel.
      He is extremely talented and professional. Very friendly and responds very quickly to any queries.
      Book him today, you won’t be disappointed 💖👏😍👌

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    • Sam Ward
      August 13, 2023 at 6:29 pm

      Barry was absolutely fantastic,
      From weeks before the wedding the communication from him was brilliant and on the day itself he sang beautifully we were really delighted we chose Barry.

      Thank you very much Barry.

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    • Chloe Fitzpatrick
      August 8, 2023 at 4:30 pm

      Barry was absolutely amazing when he played at our wedding ceremony and drinks reception on July 28th 2023.
      From the first contact we had with Barry, he was prompt in his replies, so friendly and helpful and very easy to deal with.
      Barry has a beautiful voice and such a massive repertoire of songs. He will also learn new songs, without any issue. He did a beautiful rendition of ‘You to me are Everything’ for us at our church ceremony.
      When we arrived to our drinks reception the party was in full swing with Barry at the centre of it. As soon as we entered someone approached me to ask all about Barry and to compliment him. Shortly after, the wedding coordinator asked for his details as she wanted to recommend him to other brides and grooms.
      Barry exceeded all of our expectations and do not hesitate to book him if you are considering him. He is professional, so talented and just an all round really sound guy! He played such a special part in our day and we are so grateful to him for all his hard work! He is amazing!

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    • Ciara and Declan
      July 1, 2023 at 7:41 am

      Church ceremony music.
      Barry was extremely helpful and supportive music choices for wedding very talented musician, from voice to guitar to fadog more.
      Thanks Barry, best decision on day

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    • Ciara and Declan
      July 1, 2023 at 7:36 am

      We had Barry at our church wedding..he was fantastic. Barry sent us very helpful links to prepare for day, supportive and professional on the day. Best decision we made, thank you Barry. Great voice talented musician. On the day it was, smiles and tears all around.

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    • Pauline
      June 28, 2023 at 4:17 pm

      I highly recommend Barry for any event his voice is second to none amazing to deal with from start to finish.

    • Pauline
      June 27, 2023 at 11:44 am

      Highly recommended having Barry perform at whatever event you are holding. Easy to deal with from start to finish. My guests are still talking about him

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    • Alan Bohan
      June 23, 2023 at 4:16 pm

      Barry played at our church ceremony and the at the drinks reception in the hotel afterwards. To say we were impressed would be an understatement. He was amazing and made the ceremony really really special. It was mentioned to us numerous times how good the music was and I would recommend Barry 100%. We also found it very simple to pick our songs because Barry has such a selection on his social media and I can confirm there is no camera magic, what you see on Barry’s videos is what you get in real life. His simple form (with suggestions) for song selection and his timely responses via email made the whole process very easy on us during a very busy time in the lead up to the wedding. thanks again Barry, you were superb, Alan & Claire

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    • Sabrina
      June 19, 2023 at 10:46 am

      We choose Barry to perform at our wedding ceremony in May. The whole process with Barry was seamless- the replies were prompt and an extensive list of song choices was provided. The best part was all the compliments from guests!! Barry is amazing at what he does and a truly talented musician. We couldn’t recommend him enough and couldn’t imagine our ceremony without him. Thanks Barry!

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    • Dave
      June 6, 2023 at 7:26 pm

      Barry is firstly a great musician and secondly a gentleman. Cannot recommend him enough as a fellow musician. He played our style of music and even learned one of my bands songs. Flawless and subtle enhanced our day greatly, many thanks.

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