Carrie Martin plays fundraiser for Barrie Food Bank


British singer-songwriter Carrie Martin returns to Canada to play a few concert dates this spring. Two of those concerts will be Barrie this month.

The first is a fundraiser for the Barrie Food Bank April 13 and the second is a return engagement to TLC Bistro & Café, April 16.

Martin returned to music, after taking some time off to raise her children, and released her first album ‘Seductive Sky’ in the fall of 2017. After filling in as the opening act for Gordon Giltrap, one of the top acoustic guitarists in the UK several years ago, the two teamed up and did a few concerts. Since then she’s been on a bit of a roll.

She also wrote a song called ‘Maria in the Moon’ in support of a friend’s book. She’s been friends with Louise Beech for many years and the two women both resurrected their careers around the same time. The song is included on Seductive Sky.


The album is a mix of genres from the country folk of ‘Dancing Dragonfly’ to jazz, blues, pop, and ballads.

The food bank fundraiser takes place on April 13 at the Barrie Masonic Temple, 99 Morrow Rd, 7:30-9 p.m. The concert will be followed by a professional DJ, DJ NATO (Nathen Hackey, who is a member of Kempenfeldt Lodge) for the listening and dancing pleasure of all in attendance.

The concert is hosted by the Kempenfeldt Masonic Lodge. All attending are welcome to bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to the Barrie Food Bank. For tickets call 705-321-3304 or email: [email protected]


Photo credit: Laup Wilson

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