New partnership: Singer Joy T Barnum. left, and Jennifer Gray, Bermuda National Trust’s executive director. They are in the Rose Garden at Waterville with a statue of Greek nymph Daphne, daughter of Peneus, who transformed into to a laurel tree to avoid the pursuit of Apollo
New partnership: Singer Joy T Barnum. left, and Jennifer Gray, Bermuda National Trust’s executive director. They are in the Rose Garden at Waterville with a statue of Greek nymph Daphne, daughter of Peneus, who transformed into to a laurel tree to avoid the pursuit of Apollo

You could be watching one of Bermuda’s most prolific singer/song-writers Joy T Barnum in some pretty interesting island ­locations over the coming weeks.

The Bermuda National Trust has announced it is partnering with Ms Barnum to allow her to perfom at its venues island wide.

The deal comes ahead of Ms Barnum’s European tour with Heather Nova in mid-October. Ms Barnum intends on getting as much exposure  on the island as possible ahead of the tour and so the Trust stepped in to help.

“We knew that Joy was looking for venues to perform at and we wanted to help,” said Jennifer Gray, executive director of the BNT.

“It’s a good fit with our mission as Joy is an ardent environmentalist and clearly a cultural resource for the island for many years to come. So, we are naturally happy and proud to be engaging Joy’s many Bermudian fans in supporting her career ambitions.”

Ms Barnum added: “I’m really very grateful to The Bermuda National Trust for even thinking of me, I totally identify with, and support, the work of the Trust and am looking forward to performing at their beautiful and valuable properties.”

Ms Barnum added: “The BNT is effectively my first organisational sponsor for the European tour, as I get to keep the revenue from the shows while minimising my costs.”

The first show is in the planning stage and should take place later this month.