On a high note
Janet McGarry and Wildwood and Dunromin team up for concert Saturday at Linkletter Community Centre
A concert featuring Janet McGarry and Wildwood and Dunromin will be held Saturday, Jan. 31 at 2 p.m. at Linkletter Community Centre.
The centre is located at 1670 Route 11 (Linkletter Road), west of Summerside and is wheelchair accessible. Admission is $10 and the doors open at p.m.
McGarry is an important part of eastern Canada's vibrant bluegrass music scene. She is a fivetime female vocalist of the year, earning her a masters in the category at the Eastern Canadian Bluegrass Music Awards. She is also a proud Daughter of Bluegrass, a group of international leading women in bluegrass. Her latest CD release, “Beneath a Painted Sky”, was released in July 2014.
Appearing with her husband, Serge Bernard and Wildwood band-mates Gail Mullen, Denise MacLeod and Dylan Ferguson, they bring a special blend of traditional bluegrass music to their audiences.
The P.E.I. bluegrass band, Dunromin, began as a duo of friends, Vans Bryant and Harold Noye, in 2002.
With Noye on mandolin and lead vocals and Bryant on guitar and harmony vocals, they specialized in brother, songs such as those done by Jim and Jesse and the Louvin Brothers. Later, Marnie Noye joined them on bass and, more recently, John Campbell added fiddle and vocals.
Dunromin has recorded two CDs, “Making Plans” (2002) and “Memories” (2015).
Two Island bluegrass bands, Janet McGarry & Wildwood, above, and Dunromin, are looking forward to presenting a bluegrass and old time music concert at the the Linkletter Community Centre on Sunday, Jan. 31.