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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 Hughes returns to Whelans after a very successful show in the upstairs venue back in May of this year that left the room amazed at the talent and energy of this hard working singer songwriter who only hit the Irish music scene in a serious way back in March of 2013

He’s had a busy few months since the release of his second studio EP ‘Tried & Treasured’.
An extensive Irish tour followed the release in late April and Barry Jay has not stopped since then, playing venues in Donegal, Belfast, Galway, Limerick, Cork, Dublin, Kildare, Kilkenny, Wicklow as well as holding up residency gigs around his native Co. Monghan and supporting some of Ireland’s biggest artists such as Paddy Casey, Jack L, Cry Monster Cry, Gavin Glass and Hudson Taylor and more.

Barry Jay describes his sound as eclectic folk/rock with a mix of his own energetic guitar playing, Cello, Piano, Percussion and lots more on stage to bring his songs to life, some of which were written as early as 1999.

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Sean is a young singer/musician/songwriter originally from Co. Wexford, who moved to Dublin to further pursue a career in music.

He has worked endlessly since 2015 to get his debut E.P recorded and released and has gigged constantly all year after having played his first two gigs in the prestigious venues of Whelans and The Ruby Sessions.

Since the release of the E.P, Sean has performed with the likes of Calum Scott and Gavin James. He has also been a featured artist on websites such as and Just recently, Sean recorded a charity single and video with Mary Byrne and Ryan O’Shaughnessy, and he is now currently demoing his second E.P which is set to be released by the end of the year.

“An exceptional new talent.” –

“Seán obviously knows the craft of songwriting.” – Ian Dempsey (Today FM)


€8 available online from WAV Tickets or Lo-Call 1890 200 078 (1-8pm M-F, 4-8pm Sat)

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Strictly over 18′s, I.D. may be required.


Indie & Alternative Dance Party | Drinks Promos | 11pm til 3am or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue – Free Entry via front door until 10:30pm