Brighid Fry began her journey as a performing musician debuting at Hugh’s Room by invitation from former Cowboy Junkies member John Timmins and accompanied by Sarah Slean. She was only 7 years old.
Brighid has grown up going to folk festivals and concerts and has been lucky enough to play alongside Canadian music legends. A violin student from age 4, this talented songwriter and multi instrumentalist has studied with Michael Johnston (The Skydiggers), Lori Cullen, Kritty Uranowski (Patti Cake), Nancy Lokan (JCC Suzuki Strings) and just started taking guitar with Joel Schwartz.
As a former member of the Viva Youth Singers, Brighid has sung for the National Ballet at the Four Seasons Centre. She has performed at famed venues such as Trinity St. Pauls, The Tranzac Club, The Gladstone Hotel and Harbourfront. As a soloist and with her bands The City Sailors and The Unicorn Patrol Brighid has played at Canada Music Week, NXNE, World Pride, Familypalooza, The Dundas West Fest, BIG on Bloor, the Indie Kids Festival, Small Print Toronto events, Shameless Magazine launches and local community festivals.
As part of the Youth Songwriting Intensive in August 2014, Brighid was invited to perform at the Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival in Nova Scotia where she won the hearts of many East Coast musicians.
Brighid has been a very active member of the Toronto Girls Rock Camp community since its inception in 2011. GRC Toronto has helped expand Brighid’s instrument repertoire so that in addition to violin, piano, guitar and ukulele, she now also plays bass and drums.
Brighid hosts a youth open mic in the Junction -Sugar Mountain Sundays- the last Sunday of the month and recently spoke to Kinnie Starr for an upcoming documentary about women in music she will be featured in called “Play Your Gender”.