Barry Jay Hughes

Carrickmacross, County Monaghan

*** NEW EP 'TRIED & TREASURED' OUT APRIL 30th 2016 ***
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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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Upcoming Gigs

  25 Nov 2017 22:00 The Wishing Well Bar, Main Street, Kingscourt, Co. Cavan   Barry Jay Live    
  26 Nov 2017 14:00 Chez le Fab Cafe & Wine Bar, Arthurs Quay, Limerick   WINTER TOUR    
  27 Nov 2017 19:30 Courthouse Restaurant, Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan   WINTER TOUR    
  30 Nov 2017 20:30 Crow Bar, Temple Bar, Dublin   WINTER TOUR    
  2 Dec 2017 22:00 The Clermont Arms, Blackrock, Co. Louth   WINTER TOUR    
  6 Dec 2017 19:00 The Secret Garden Cafe , 4 William Street West Galway   WINTER TOUR    
  10 Dec 2017 15:00 St. Peter's Tin Church, Laragh, Co. Monaghan   WINTER TOUR    
  23 Dec 2017 22:00 Boylans Bar & Market Street Bistro, 29 Market Street, Ardee, Co. Louth   Barry Jay Live