Dean Crowe Sessions 12

Friday 12th May

Doors 7pm | Gig 8pm | Tickets €10 (includes complimentary drink)

Tom Barry 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.

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, his experiences in Galway, nature and family.

Tom’s album ‘Lighthouse’ is a collection of 9 original tracks and one cover of the iconic folk song ‘Little Musgrave’, made famous by Christy Moore and Planxty. Records of its origin date 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.

‘Lighthouse’, the title track, is dedicated to those in Tom’s life who have guided him and kept him safe throughout his life, “when the raging winds and the rolling seas, come over”.

Since releasing ‘Lighthouse’ Tom has been touring, selling out shows in Clonmel, Seachurch Ballycotton, St Johns Listowel and an Taibhdhearc Galway.

He has also played for the President in Aras an Uachtarain and has supported Iarla O Lionaird, Steve Cooney, Luka Bloom and John Spillane during the year.

Hotpress reviewed the album calling it “an excellent record”.

Dean Crowe Sessions is a series of intimate live music gigs featuring independent artists at The Dean Crowe Bar.