Charlie Barfoot

Meet Charlie Barfoot


Charlie Barfoot is a professional solo guitarist, teacher, composer and producer of music in St. John’s, Newfoundland. He holds a B.A.Music performance (Honors) from St. Francis Xavier University as well as a B.Mus.Ed.  from the Memorial University of Newfoundland.

His music has appeared on radio and TV shows with “the Acquaintance Ensemble”,Dahmnait Doyle,” the Dogberries,” and the Ennis Sisters.

In addition to solo guitar performances he regularly appears with Mary Barry around Newfoundland.


Charlie has operated a private teaching studio for the past two decades. He has taught a guitar techniques course at M.U.N. from 1999 – 2001. He also has taught at Hutton’s Music, Norris Music and Provincial Music, The Music Collection and has been a regular clinician for the NLTA bi-annual conferences. Currently you’ll find Charlie at the Music Corner in Manuals and at Topsail Tracks.

Recording Artist

As a recording artist, Charlie has appeared on numerous CD’s, with “The Dogberries,” he has co-produced three releases – “Sun and Games” (1998), nominated ECMA in 1999, “Out of the Ashes” (2002) and “Salt Water Jazz” (2009). Charlie frequently plays as a sideman: for Cyanne with Ian Goudie (Business Hall of Fame – Junior Achievers 2008 – 2015), Mary Barry (ECMA Showcase 2011 & 2015), Damnait Doyle (ECMA showcase 1996), Krista Howe, Jimmy Thompson, Mack Barfoot and Jason Hayward. He has also performed with significant groups such as Jazz Unlimited, MUN Jazz, NSYC & NSO, and Ladies of the Cove choir, as well as David Fanshaw’s African Sanctus.

Charlie Barfoot 2Freelance Performer

Charlie is a professional solo performer for:

  • weddings
  • conferences
  • concerts
  • special events.

He devotes a considerable amount of time to his home recording studio Topsail Tracks (previously The Brookfield Digital Den).  Besides recording numerous demo and audition recordings, he also recorded “Lost Time” Rick Lambe (M.I.A. winner roots and traditional 2003) and “The Waves” for the Ramblers.

Contact Charlie to book a solo performance for your upcoming wedding or special event:

t: (709) 697-9611

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