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Barry Haggarty

Guitar player par excellence, Barry Haggarty has played with the best in the business.

Barry played guitar for the legendary Ronnie Hawkins before forming his own touring band and releasing the single 'Come To Me", with Ixtland Records. Barry later joined Bentwood Rocker , and with this talented group, released an album with Quality Records entitled ' Take Me to Heaven'. Barry released another single with Capital Records ' Second Wind ' which was produced by Ian Thomas.Barry has co-written a number of songs with fellow Peterborough native Cyril Rawson, and played sessions in Nashville for Lucille Starr, and a then up and coming young singer, Shania Twain. After releasing an independent single, ' Doesn't Mean A Thing', Barry toured with ' The Family Brown ' and was the guitar player on the television series, 'Ronnie and the Browns", starring Ronnie Prophet and The Family Brown.

Barry was nominated for three years running from 1990 to 1992 as Guitar Player Of The Year with the Canadian Country Music Association. In 1991, Barry opened his own recording studio, Haggarty Sound Studio, in Peterborough, Ontario.

He has since produced independent artists such as, Montana Sky, ELISE (EUROPEAN SUCCESS),Mark Ekins and Danny Bronson. Global Television's Popular Mechanics For Kids use Barry's studio for voice overs with one of the young stars Tyler Kyte. Over one hundred CD's and Cassettes have been released by independent artists, companies, and organizations from Haggarty Sound Studio, more than a dozen with Barry as the Producer.

Barry's passion is producing acts for radio, from hiring all involved, including only the best musicians ( most of whom can be found locally due to our very rich natural resource - local talent par excellence!) to project completion, and CD production.

1999 marked a milestone for Barry as a singer, songwriter, musician, producer, and studio owner with the release of his premiere independent CD, ' Old Days '. This CD is a collection of works of the heart, and a culmination of many years experience, honing his craft and talents as a multifaceted artist/producer. "Give Me A Break", the first single release from 'Old Days" has been nationally charted by RPM.

In 2003 Barry produced a compilation CD of various artists to raise money for the Peterborough Humane Society. A benefit concert featuring 12 of those artists was held at Showplace. The show was hosted by Ric Johnson and Mike Melnik, (more fun than you can stand!) and was amazingly well produced.

Barry has had the pleasure of working with Valdy and Natalie McMaster in the studio. Barry, along with Ed Arnold, have written a song for the Hockeyville contest called "Peterborough is Hockeyville" which will be aired on CBC TV.

Barry has fulfilled his dream of recording at Abbey Road Studio in London, England The CD is called "Barry Haggarty Unplugged at Abbey Road Studio - If These Walls Could Talk". The CD and video DVD are now available, please click here for details!

Barry is also part of the house band and entertainment line-ups for the fundraising evenings with the Gainey Foundation. Barry was also inducted into the Kenner Collegiate Hall of Honour on Nov. 7th 2008.

In 2011, Barry collaborated with Harold Hutchings for the Canadian Fallen Hero Project and had the pleasure of working with
Bonnie Ste. Croix and Natalie McMaster.

Barry has been working very hard on two projects of his own! Haggarty Sound Studios has been given a fresh new look to enhance your recording experience. Take a look!

The second exciting project is the Barry Haggarty Project and CD featuring "IT'S A LONG ROAD BACK", a single released to radio Feb. 2013. Video coming soon for this feature song.

"WAY BEYOND THE TEARS", "IT DOESN'T MEAN A THING", "SLEEPING DOGS LIE" are also songs on Barry's new CD and they have been hard at work creating videos for these songs that are now available! Check out the videos! All projects now available on iTunes!

The videos include Barry's 2 sons- Adam and Brett Haggarty. Also featuring Andrew Affleck on Bass and Terry Finn on Keys.

In September 2013, Barry felt truly honoured to be inducted into the Peterborough Pathway of Fame!

More recently, Haggarty Sound Studio has been working on a CD featuring local performers set to rock the stage at Showplace on April 8, 2016. Little by Little details and ticket information!. Please support your local artists!

Barry is also more involved in publishing original works along with his son Adam, making connections in Nashville and LA. We will keep you posted.

In other news! Watch for a new Bentwood Rocker CD! Barry is still involved with Bentwood Rocker and they will soon be releasing a new CD which will also be available on iTunes.

Thanks for reading!!

 

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