Barry Jay Hughes

Carrickmacross, County Monaghan

New Album
'Acoustic, LIVE & Honest' out November 7th 2017
Available to buy and stream on all online platforms.

Rhythmic Folk - Alternative Rock - Powerful Vocal

As a songwriter, Barry Jay Hughes has what it takes to bring his audience on a journey. As a performer he gives you everything an acoustic folk/rock artist should: Passion - Honesty - Raw Talent.

Barry Jay is a seasoned performer around his native County Monaghan and has toured extensively nationwide. He has also played prominent Dublin venue’s including Whelans, The Mercantile, The Workmans and The Button Factory. He has played support to artists such as Paddy Casey, Jack L, Hudson Taylor and Gavin Glass among many more.

Barry’s debut solo release “This Way Up” received critical acclaim nationally, and helped him gain an international fanbase. He is now touring the eagerly anticipated second EP “Tried and Treasured”.

Debut EP "This Way Up" released in April 2015


"I love Falling Moon...
it's the perfect late night track that should be heard in broad daylight too!"
- Fiachna Ó Braonáin (Radio Broadcaster - RTÉ Radio1 & TV Broadcaster, Member of Hothouse Flowers)

“Barry’s Confident debut EP showcases a blend of rhythmic folk with an alt rock edge. His energetic live shows range from fully charged rock outs to memorable thoughtful piano compositions. A must see!”
- Dave Marron (Carrickmacross Arts Festival)

"Fantastic EP Launch of This Way Up. It was a pleasure to have you perform at Íontas. A highly anticipated gig that did not disappoint!"
- Iontas Theatre, Castleblayney

"Barry Jay Hughes' music is a fluid stream of free-flowing consciousness that is all but guaranteed to resonate with a huge fan base."
- Casey Ryan - Host of the Cutting Room Floor Podcast

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