Retired teacher, Barry Lynch, was raised in a strong tradition of music, art and drama. Barry was part of the Lynch Family group which performed all over Ireland including appearances on BBC NI, UTV and RTE. He has played and travelled extensively in Ireland, England, Europe and the US over the years. He was involved in setting up groups such as folk band Saoirse, Black Bush and the trad/rock band, Bad Articles as well as recording two successful albums with The Marines Showband.
Barry was involved in setting up People in Harmony, a cross-community choir, which travelled extensively and performed for President Clinton at the White House, and the Irish Embassy in Washington DC in 1998. Recently Barry has joined the Armagh Rhymers with highly acclaimed performances at Folk Alliance International Conference in New Orleans in 2020.