Event Phone: 0863389619
Tom Barry onstage at 9pm
26th August 2022
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tom Barry (Clonmel/Galway)
Vocals, Piano, Guitar
Special Guest Jon O’Connell:
Guitar, backing vocals
Debut Album Release Show
Friday 26th August 2022.
Venue: Jerry Moynihans, Gladstone Street Clonmel.
Doors 8pm, Show 9pm
It is our pleasure to welcome Tom Barry back to Clonmel, and we are delighted to give him the platform for his debut album release show.
Tom has a unique voice and is a very good writer of songs
Tom Barry was raised in Clonmel, and he is a Galway based singer songwriter. Tom has been immersed in music and writing from an early age. He is an accomplished piano and guitar player and has sung with acclaimed choirs Galway Baroque Singers and Cois Claddaigh for many years.
During the pandemic Tom undertook several writing workshops hosted by the legendary John Spillane.
From these workshops Tom developed and mastered his own style of writing, inspired by simplicity, experience, nature and family.
His debut album ‘Lighthouse’ is a collection of 10 original tracks and one cover of the iconic folk song ‘Little Musgrave’, made famous by Christy Moore and Planxty. Records of its origin dating back to 1670. Tom has given this beautiful drama new life. Piano, electric guitars, bass and synth combine to create a dramatic atmosphere bringing this story to the present day.
5. If I was a bird
6. Little Musgrave (ft. Christy Moore)
7. Circular Road
8. Lord Valentine
9. Pale Moom
11. Shores of the Morning
Album Available on May 31, 2022
About Tom Barry, By Tom Barry !
I was born in Dublin, raised in Tipperary, schooled in Cork, trained in Kildare and studied and fell in love in Galway. I am a nomad having travelled the country and the world as an Irish army officer for 23 years. In all that time music was at the heart of everything I did. The guitar was never too far from my side and anywhere a piano greeted me we fell in love and music flowed.
I have a beautiful wife and 3 gorgeous kids who fill my life with love, endless patience and support me on this rollercoaster ride.
I started writing music from a young age. Mainly on piano or guitar influenced by a wide range of artists from Frank Sinatra to Leonard Coen and recently the amazing music of ECM.
I undertook song writing workshops led by the great John Spillane during COVID lockdowns. This has led me to a collection of songs that I can truly call my own, helped along the way by amazing people. Thank you all! These songs will come to life and be released with the flowers of Spring.
This gig will be part of The County Sessions series, held in Jerry Moynihans, Gladstone Street Clonmel.
Venue: Moynihans Bar, Clonmel