Mary Barry Biography
(See also Mary Barry’s Official YouTube Site)
Let Me Fish Off Cape St, Mary’s
Southside Hills Of Home
La fille de la mer
La vie en rose
Je t’aime tant
And the winner is … Mary Barry
Awards & Competitions
2014 Music NL Nomination
The Music NL jury recognizes Mary Barry’s new CD Legendary, with a nomination for Jazz Recording of the Year.
2011 ECMA Nomination
The 2011 jury has nominated Chansons Irisées for Francophone Recording of the Year / Enregistrement francophone de l’année.
2010 Music NL Nomination
The Music NL jury recognizes Mary Barry’s new French CD, Chansons Irisées, with a nomination for Female Artist of the Year.
2009 ECMA Nomination
The ECMA jury recognizes Mary Barry’s independent recording Red Eye Tonight with a nomination for Jazz Recording of the Year.
2007 Music NL Award
Mary Barry wins both Jazz/Blues Artist of the Year and Female Artist of the Year for her independent recording Red Eye Tonight
2006 International Songwriting Contest
Mary Barry is a semi-finalist for her song, You’re In My Skin on These Days.
2005 ECMA Nomination
The ECMA jury recognizes Mary Barry’s independent recording These Days with a nomination for Jazz Recording of the Year.
2004 Music NL Award
Mary Barry wins Female Artist of the Year for her independent recording, These Days.
CBC Atlantic Song Contest Award
Mary Barry’s song, January wins first prize.
Factor Professional Publishers/Songwriters Demo Award
Two-time recipient of the Demo Award.
Newfoundland & Labrador Arts And Letters Award
Four-time recipient of this award.
CBC/Alcan Jazz Competition
Semi-finalist for the Atlantic Region.
VCC Jazz Spring Festival Competition
Mary Barry takes second place accompanied by the late Elmer Gill.
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A mélange of sweet melodies, sophisticated jazz, rollicking cabaret and exotic worldbeat, this album is a sensuous and soothing journey through the everchanging fortunes of the human heart. Read more…
Chansons Irisées Media Quotes
www.centrart.qc.ca, Marc Lalonde
«Chansons Irisées est effectivement un arc-en-ciel de mélodies magnifiques pour une voix envoûtante qu’est celle de Mary Barry… Chansons Irisées est ce genre d’album que l’on écoute d’un trait, comme on se laisserait emporter par le vent et la mer à bord d’un voilier»
Journal de Québec, Jean Beauchesne
“Elle chante avec la même innocence que Jane Gainsbourg, la perversité en moins, et Marie Laforêt. Mais elle arrive à communiquer l’émotion qui s’impose”
Red Eye Tonight Media Quotes
“This voice is not rural! This voice is urban!! Plus, the group and Mary perform their craft with a natural musical symbiosis that is second to none. As a jazz singer, Mary possesses a unique ability to deliver her art to us with discipline and frivolity without sensationalism and waste. …a single, clear, and vibrant voice that is I feel is singular in its feeling, spontaneity, and emotion. Definitely a keeper!”
Peterborough This Week
“This third independent CD release from two-time winner at the Music Newfoundland 2007 Awards provides more of what has made the singer/songwriter a favourite not only here in Canada but in the U.S. and France as well…. her backing musicians provide just the right mood for Barry’s immense talent.”
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