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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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.