4 in a Bar is Ireland's leading barbershop quartet, being the three-time IABS Gold Medallist and National Champion Quartet of Ireland (2008/2009/2011) We have also represented Ireland at European level competitions too (Eindhoven, 2009), the only Irish group to ever qualify to do so.
We released our first album in 2011 to much radio play and glowing reception. Entitled 'Introducing: 4 in a Bar', our debut album serves to offer a wide selection of the kind of music we sing for different events. This album is available digitally on iTunes, is on sale in various stores in Dublin city (eg. Tower Records).
We have also recorded a choice of wedding music, available to hear on our media page.
In recent years, we have been involved in a wide variety of high-profile activities, including performing for the President of Ireland at Aras an Uachtarain, Dublin, national and international TV coverage in commercials (companies like Meteor, Wimax internet, etc), jingle recordings for RTE and other radio stations, international competitions and festival performances and we even had a 'brush' with the TV phenomenon X-Factor... As a group or individually, we have performed or recorded with artists as renowned and diverse as Paul Brady, Opera Ireland, Anuna, The National Chamber Choir of Ireland, Celtic Woman, The Crash Ensemble, The Kronos Quartet and the RTE Concert Orchestra.
Besides festival performances, corporate events, weddings and parties, we also like to present our singing discipline in an educational capacity, visiting classrooms and encouraging our country's schools and young people to get involved in the cost-free, healthy activity of ensemble singing, in keeping with the principles of the BHS (read more below).
We are proud to be sponsored by the Helix Arts Centre, a state-of-the art convention and performance facility in north Dublin city where we rehearse and perform, and our outfits are sponsored by T.M. Lewin
Our top-of-the-range PA system is made by Bose and also sponsored by generous private funding. The Bose L1 Model II is a stylish, visually discreet unit, perfect for select events where visual aesthetics are important and it provides us with the most pure and warm vocal amplification currently available.