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Terry Kelly, born in Newfoundland, is an award-winning singer, songwriter, athlete, entertainer, and professional speaker. He attended the Halifax School for the Blind and, while still in his youth, had learned to play the accordion, clarinet, guitar and piano and was also a founding member of a very successful high school band, The Stringbusters. While studying psychology at Saint Mary’s University, Terry performed in clubs and bars with the popular rock group Janus.
Many of Terry's songs focus on subjects about which he is passionate including abilities and literacy, veterans, home and family, and cancer and poverty awareness. Throughout his career, he has shared the stage with such artists as Rita MacNeil, The Rankin Family, Faith Hill, and Ray Charles. Terry's music has gained international recognition and has won numerous awards including seven East Coast Music Awards and a Juno. He has also earned honourary degrees, an Order of Canada induction, and the Queen’s Silver and Diamond Jubilee Medals attained for “outstanding achievement and public service”.