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Mary Barry

Born in: Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada

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Mary Barry

Mary Barry is an independent singer/songwriter and jazz musician from Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. She sings in both of the official languages of Canada. She was born in St. John's on May 5, 1955.

She performed with singer Holly Hogan in 2007. Mark Peddle played both electric and acoustic bass guitar on Barry's 2007 album Red Eye Tonight. The album was her second. She won two awards at the 2007 MusicNL awards: Female Artist of the Year and Jazz and Blues Artist of the Year. She also performed at the corresponding awards show that year. In 2008, she performed at the launch of a literary salon at Water Street's Coffee and Company. 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. On January 23, 2010, Barry performed at a concert in support of relief efforts after the 2010 Haiti earthquake.

In November 2015, Mary announced to her friends and fans that she is battling pulmonary fibrosis, a progressive lung disease. A fund was established to help raise money for alternative medical treatments (immunotherapy and stem cell therapy), since conventional medicine offers little hope.
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