Mary Barry has a seductive and compelling voice that is most evident when she sings about her native province of Newfoundland and Labrador. …[Legendary] a beautiful album, filled with such heartfelt feeling and emotion. -The Celtic Connection
…Hearing Mary sing her contemporary pieces such as ‘Southside Hills of Home’,
one might easily mistake them for songs that have been part of Newfoundland’s traditional repertory for generations.
– Le Gaboteur
Nominated for Music NL Jazz Recording of the Year (2014)
Chansons Irisées (2010)
A mélange of sweet melodies, sophisticated jazz, rollicking cabaret and exotic worldbeat, this album is a sensuous and soothing journey through the ever-changing fortunes of the human heart. Chansons Irisées is a charismatic compilation of Barry’s own French compositions as well as her interpretations of songs by Québecois poet Christine Bernard and the icon of French Chanson, Édith Piaf.
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. - Marc Lalonde, Centrart
Nominated for ECMA Francophone Recording of the Year (2011)
Red Eye Tonight (2007)
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 singular in its feeling, spontaneity and emotion. Definitely a keeper! - EJAZZ NEWS
Wow! This disc blew me away right off the bat! Mary Barry delivers a sweet sound like a consummate New York jazz performer … with an expressive voice that flows over you, so sultry and passionate, the music enfolding and gripping you with a velvet covered touch.
- Linear Reflections
WINNER Female Artist and Jazz & Blues Artist of the Year (2007)
Nominated for Jazz Recording of the Year (2009)
These Days (2003)
...classy yet filled with soulful wisdom, 'These Days' is representative of Mary Barry's incomparable skill in composing and emotive voice quality; with songs that swing, charge en francais, drift light and airy, and above all, speak to you like a song should. - Rick Baily, Sunday Independent
… a gold mine of nuggets for collectors of original jazz and blues. - John Holmes, The Telegram
WINNER - MIANL Female Artist of the Year and nomination for Jazz & Blues Artist of the Year (2004)
ECMA nomination for Jazz Recording of the Year (2005)
Mary Barry (2000)
I consider myself a tough judge of vocal jazz...I consider Mary Barry quite remarkable and want to hear much more from her.
- Ross MacLean, Broadcast Week
January - CBC/ALCAN Jazz Competition
(Atlantic region) Semi Finalist (1988)
- First prize CBC Atlantic Song Contest (1989)
Running Away -NL Arts & Letters Award (1993)