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Mary-Florence Bartley spent several years touring in the southern United States with a gospel group called the "Trinity Singers" and with a concert choir.  She also appeared on several Cerebral Palsy Telethons and as a regular on the "The Share-Croppers' Shindig" in Orlando, Florida.

She now appears regularly as a solo act in the Barrie area after many years of participation in a Sweet Adeline competition chorus, where she competed in Bass, Baritone and Lead.

In 2002, Bartley recorded her first CD entitled "A FAMILY AFFAIR...Mary-Florence Remembers Mother and Dad" which sold out in less than a year.  She also appears in both lead and supporting roles in local theatre musical productions such as, "Fiddler on the Roof", "Into the Woods", "A Night on the Red Carpet" and the "Mikado".  Currently rehearsing for the role of Aunt March in the musical version of "Little Women".

In 2006, while on tour in central Ontario, country music legend, George Hamilton IV heard Mary-Florence's CD and had her open for him and sing a duet with him at his performance in Barrie.  Since then, George made arrangements for her to sing at the Cowboy Church  and the Midnight Jamboree in Nashville.  The annual Classic Country Music Reunion will see Mary-Florence on the Gospel stage this year for the first time, as will the Maple Leaf Jamboree and the Colborne Jamboree.

Most recently, singing a capella and featuring a self-composed intro and extro on the Native Flute, Mary-Florence earned the title of "Senior Idol" in a regional competition in the Barrie area.  Fortunately, her original CD is once again available and she is currently planning the production of another one featuring Native Flutes and Drums.

taken from her bio on her website: Mary-Florence - Website