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The Tried & Treasured Tour

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Barry Jay Hughes is returning to Whelan’s after a busy 2015, which consisted of his debut EP release, an extensive Irish tour including supporting some of Ireland’s biggest artists such as Paddy Casey, Jack L, Cry Monster Cry, Gavin Glass and Hudson Taylor and winning second place in the Searchlight Productions “War at the Button” contest.

Following the huge success of his debut “This Way Up”, receiving critical acclaim from music blogs and comprehensive radio play, Barry toured the length and breadth of Ireland, featuring many radio and TV appearances.

A classically trained musician who has been playing music since the age of 12, Barry Jay has perfectly carved his own style of rhythmic folk with an alternative rock edge.

In August, Barry Jay bet 35 other acts to secure second place in The Searchlight Productions “War at the Button” contest, winning studio recording time in the famous Sun Studios. He has used this time to record the eagerly anticipated follow-up EP “Tried & Treasured”

Barry Jay is kicking off his nationwide tour of the EP which will be launched in April. With plans of a European tour in the pipeline and a core American fan base, he is sure to have a very successful year both at home and abroad.

Make sure to catch Barry Jay Hughes in Whelan’s on May 18th before he takes off internationally.



“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


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

– 50c per ticket service charge applies on phone, internet or creditcard bookings. Final ticket price may be higher from other outlets.

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


Whelan’s Silent Disco from 10:30pm – 2 DJs, just pick the one you like best [Free Entry] plus Late Bar.