For the last seventeen years, Janet McGarry has been a dominant presence in bluegrass music, both at home and abroad. She has shared stages with some of the most revered performers of this genre, and of her time. She has delivered ten albums to date, that have earned her awards, accolades, and much deserved respect from the music industry. Among her most significant career accolades, Janet is now a "Daughter of Bluegrass", a leading group of female bluegrass artists, appearing as a lead artist on the cd "Bluegrass Bouquet", the group's third collaboration on Blue Circle Records, in Nashville, TN, and most recently on the just-released Box Set of the Daughters of Bluegrass, “Pickin’ Like a Girl”, on the same label. Janet is also a five-time "Female Vocalist of the Year" at the Eastern Canadian Bluegrass Awards, the industry's highest accolade.

From her early years performing at local talent shows, to forming her own record label "Diamond Productions PEI", to performing and touring with her band Wildwood, Janet is devoted to her music. She keeps a busy appearance schedule including major bluegrass festivals, concert halls and other venues.

Janet now has ten cds to her credit, as well as having recorded on several compilation cds. Her voice and delivery capture the very essence of traditional songs. Be it the most prestigious surroundings, or backstage at a local concert hall, Janet's presence and music will make you feel right at home.

 

 

 


Serge Bernard plays banjo and sings harmony vocals. Serge is an accomplished instrumentalist, playing mandolin, guitar, fiddle, dobro, bass and his main instrument of choice - banjo. Born and raised in Balmoral, New Brunswick, he's been playing music since the age of six, mostly self-taught, and has played and sang harmony in various bluegrass and country music bands. He has recorded various instruments on locally produced projects, several of which received industry nominations and awards.

Always willing to lend a hand, or be involved, Serge has produced/emceed/provided sound at various shows and festivals and was awarded the "Emcee of the Year Award", at the Eastern Canadian Bluegrass Awards in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011, making him a Master in this category. Also, in each of 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2010, he was also honored with the "DJ of the Year" Award, making him a Master in this category, for his work as co-host of Bluegrass Island, a one-hour bluegrass show on the Maritime's oldest radio station CFCY Charlottetown (FM-95.1) - on Sunday evenings at 9:00 pm.

Serge also wears a hat as Producer/Engineer for Diamond Productions PEI. where he has produced/engineered bluegrass & country projects on cd format for Island artists. Several of these CD's were nominated for East Coast Music Awards. He has collaborated with Troy Engle, J.P.Cormier, Louisa Branscomb, Ryan Roberts and others. A member of the PEI Bluegrass and Oldtime Music Society, Serge has held numerous positions through the years.


 

Denise MacLeod grew up in the bluegrass music family "The Hay Family" from Wiltshire, PE. At a young age, she took on the roll of fiddle player in the band and for many years, they were a mainstay at Island bluegrass festivals, and other venues throughout the Island.










 

Gail Mullen has been singing all her life, and it's easy to see that she's in her element when she's singing. Gail's love of old time, folk, and traditional roots music from the Appalachian mountains shines thru, and she has the voice to do so.




Island recording artist Dylan Ferguson is known for his love of traditional bluegrass standards and delivers a rich vocal performance that will transport you back in time. It's exciting to see the passion and excitement in a young musician's eye, and encouraging to know that our beloved bluegrass music will continue in good hands.









 





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