Mary Barry

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Mary Barry
Born (1955-05-05) May 5, 1955 (age 63)
St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
GenresJazz, blues, chanson
Occupation(s)Singer, songwriter

Mary Barry (born May 5, 1955) is a Candadian singer and songwriter.[1] She sings in English and French.[2] She was born in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador on May 5, 1955.

She performed with singer Holly Hogan in 2007.[3] Mark Peddle played both electric and acoustic bass guitar on Barry's 2007 album Red Eye Tonight.[4] The album was her second.[5] She won two awards at the 2007 MusicNL awards: Female Artist of the Year and Jazz and Blues Artist of the Year.[6] She also performed at the corresponding awards show that year.[7] In 2008, she performed at the launch of a literary salon at Water Street's Coffee and Company.[8] She was again nominated for the title of Female Artist of the Year at the 2010 MusicNL awards. The other nominees were Kellie Loder, Teresa Ennis, Irene Bridger, and Amelia Curran.[9] On January 23, 2010, Barry performed at a concert in support of relief efforts after the 2010 Haiti earthquake.[10]

In November 2015, Barry announced that she had pulmonary fibrosis, a progressive lung disease.


  1. ^ Christopher Vaughan (October 23, 2007). "Living and learning". The Georgian. Retrieved January 1, 2013.
  2. ^ Christopher Vaughan (August 6, 2010). "Jazz chanteuse to perform in Stephenville". The Telegram. Retrieved January 1, 2013.
  3. ^ Joan Sullivan (May 10, 2007). "West coast scene lures writers, musicians". The Telegram. Retrieved January 1, 2013.
  4. ^ "Local audiences invited to hear 'red eye tonight'". The Western Star. August 24, 2007. Retrieved December 30, 2012.
  5. ^ Dan MacDonald (April 17, 2008). "Jazz fans would be wise to pick up Mary Barrys newest CD". Cape Breton Post. Retrieved January 1, 2013.
  6. ^ "Shanneyganock stomps away with 4 MusicNL awards". CBC News. October 29, 2007. Retrieved January 1, 2013.
  7. ^ Heidi Wicks (October 26, 2007). "Proud moments". The Telegram. Retrieved January 1, 2013.
  8. ^ Danette Dooley (January 15, 2008). "Writers, musicians being lured to literary salon". The Telegram. Retrieved January 1, 2013.
  9. ^ "Music NL 2010 Returning To Gros Morne!". Gros Morne Gatherings. October 18, 2010. Archived from the original on February 17, 2013.
  10. ^ "Concert and plays, teas and suppers planned to aid Haitian relief efforts". The Telegram. January 20, 2010. Retrieved January 1, 2012.