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Mary Christine Hargreaves: BIO

She will carry you away to special places with melodies stemming from her heart ~

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Of English and Lithuanian heritage, Mary Christine Hargreaves comes from a long family line of musicians. Her grandfather Joseph Yukna was a well known clarinet and trumpet player in a Lithuanian polka band. Her mother was a painter, a piano player, and loved to sing. Her father played violin. Mary grew up in southern New England, with four siblings all musically inclined, and was taught to play classical piano at an early age. Following in her mother's footsteps she has sung all of her life. In her teens she picked up guitar and later ukulele. The ukulele has inspired Mary to write songs. Over the past fifteen years she has written over one hundred easy listening folk songs and continues to share her lighthearted originals along with many favorites for all ages.

Also known as Mary Ukelady, she is a singer-songwriter, poet, artist and she has self-released three albums. Her  poetry works have been published in Maine publications West Coast Maine Magazine and the Advertiser Democrat. After retiring from a 33 year career in dental hygiene Mary has since pursued her dreams to write, sing, perform, and create.

Inspired by her musical family, the Beatles, and folk music of the 60's & 70's, her original songs celebrate love, life, inner strength, and Maine's beauty. This is felt in originals like Love Is Strong, The Wind Knows the Way, On Mainestream, and Not Alone. She plays a rhythmic mix of modern folk spiced with R&B, jazz & ragtime. All of this can be heard in her compositions Country Fair, In These Hills, Don't Make Me Blue, Back To Cadillac...and on and on.

Mary is also an avid music enthusiast and has helped promote many musicians in her locale by hosting several community television music shows. With three self-produced CDs; Love Is Strong a studio debut, Set O'Wheels a collection of traveling folk songs, and Little Pony Express a family-kids album, she keeps on pickin' & grinnin'.

Her CDs can be purchased at her website. A portion of proceeds benefits the Arthritis National Research Foundation.  FMI visit    www.marychristinemusic.com

 

FOR A MORE DETAILED PRESS-BIO  see the PRESS KIT PG.

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MEMBERSHIP:

 

Maine Songwriters Association (2005 - 2017);  Mountain Poets Society (2003-2017); SESAC - Society of European Stage Authors & Composers, N.Y.C. (2008 - 2017)

 

PRIOR GIGS :

 

FESTIVALS - The Maine Festival, Norway Arts Festival, Common Ground Fair, Great Falls Balloon Festival, Maine Songwriters Assoc. Summer Music Fest, Countryfolk Music Theater, Rangeley Guides Strawberry Fest, Old Port Festival, Maine Cultural Music Festival, Deering Oaks Park, Bridges Foundation, MunjFest, Waterford World's Fair, Moore Park Art Festival, Bethel Art Fair, Bridgton Village Folk Festival, The Fryeburg Fair 

 

 VENUES - Jonathan's - Ogunquit, ME. ; The Carriage House Cafe - Livermore, ME. ;  North Star Music Cafe, Acoustic Coffee, Blue, Dogfish Cafe, St. Lawrence Arts & Community Center - Portland, ME. ; Thai Paradise - Brunswick, ME. ; The Norway Coffeehouse, Books N Things, The Fare Share Commons Gallery & Follies - Norway, ME ; Big Kahuna Cafe - Bridgton, ME. ; Lisbon Teen Center - Lisbon, ME. ; The Maine Bookhouse - Oxford, ME. ; Sudbury Pub - Bethel, ME. ;  Cafe Nomad, First Universalist Church, Tucker's Music Pub - Norway, ME.

 

KIDS SHOWS - Hartford-Sumner Elementary School- Sumner, ME. ; Arthur L. Mann Library- W. Paris, ME. ; Norway Memorial Library- Norway, ME. ; Paris Public Library- So. Paris, ME. ; Naples Memorial Library- Naples, ME. ; Munjoy Branch Library- Portland, ME. ; Thomas Memorial Library- Cape Elizabeth, ME. ; Moore Park Gazebo- So. Paris, ME. ; The Maine Bookhouse - Oxford, ME.

 

MAINE SENIOR CENTERS - Norway Living Center, Norway ; Market Square-So. Paris; Russell Park-Lewiston ; Victorian Villa-Canton ; Schooner Estates- Auburn ; Heritage Living Center-Winthrop ; Clover Manor-Auburn

 

WEDDINGS - The Schooner Steven Tabor, Rockland, ME;  Juno Beach- Palm Beach Gardens, Florida

 

TELEVISION - "Musicians of Maine" - Farmington ; "Shine" Program Ch 4 - Portland ; Community TV in Bath, Brunswick, Lake Region, and Lisbon Falls ; "Live From The Sound" - Harpswell ; "MSA at Home" & "Mainely Musicians" - Great Falls TV Auburn, ME.; "Mainely Acoustic" - Norway Paris Community TV Norway, ME.

 

 LIVE RADIO - as a guest: WERU-FM Blue Hill, ME. Radio Open Mic  ; WMFO-FM Tufts Univ.- Medford, MA. "Folk On Radio" ; WCLZ-FM and WBLM-FM Portland, ME. "Greetings from Area Code 207" ; WMPG-FM  "In Your Ear" show with Deirdre Nice, USM Portland, ME.

 

ON THE AIR - WCLZ FM Portland "Music form 207" ; WBLM FM Portland - "Greeting from Area Code 207" ; WMPG FM Portland - Univ. of Southern Maine ; WERU FM Blue Hill - Community Radio

 

ONLINE RADIO 1067lite FM - N Y C ;  FOLKALLEY.COM - Online "Open Mic" Kent State University, Ohio