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Trinity United Church in Summerside to present monthly ceilidhs on Sunday afternoons

Wildwood Band members, from left, are Gail Mullen, Dylan Ferguson, Serge Bernard, Janet McGarry, and Denise MacLeod. SUBMITTED PHOTO
Wildwood Band members, from left, are Gail Mullen, Dylan Ferguson, Serge Bernard, Janet McGarry, and Denise MacLeod. SUBMITTED PHOTO - The Guardian

Bluegrass icon, Janet McGarry, with Wildwood will kick off the winter concert-ceilidh series at Trinity United Church in Summerside on Jan. 21 at 2 p.m. The concerts will continue on the third Sunday afternoon of each month from January to May. 

The first Sunday concert will feature McGarry and her husband Serge Bernard who have performed for many years at bluegrass festivals and many other events throughout Eastern Canada and beyond. Their unique vocals make them crowd favourites wherever they appear.

McGarry is a five-time award winner of the Female Vocalist of the Year, earning her a Masters at the Eastern Canadian Bluegrass Music Awards. She is also a proud Daughter of Bluegrass, a group of International leading women in bluegrass. 

She released her 12th CD "Forever is the Love" in the summer of 2017.

McGarry is joined by the members of Wildwood, which features Bernard on guitar, banjo, mandolin and harmony vocals, Dylan Ferguson on guitar and vocals, Denise MacLeod of fiddle and vocals, and Gail Mullen on upright bass and vocals.

Just this past October, the group picked up the award for Gospel Performance of the Year at the Eastern Canadian Bluegrass Awards.

Each of these musicians is incredibly talented, with regular appearances at many of the concert halls and festivals around the Maritimes. For more on McGarry's schedule, visit her website at www.janetmcgarry.com.

The Feb. 18 Trinity concert will feature Eddy Quinn and Fiddlers Sons. March 18 will present Blu Gillis, comedy act “Sara & Annie” by Wanda Dunbar and Ruth Smallman, Not All There band and others to be announced later. April 15, Bluestreak will perform and on May 20 featured performers will be Roy McCaull, Marcella Richard and Larry Campbell.

In the event of a storm, the Sunday concerts at Trinity will be held the following Sunday at the same time at the church at 90 Spring St. For more information on the Trinity Concert Series, or to purchase tickets contact the church office at 902-436-3155.

 

Concert schedule:

Schedule for winter concert-ceilidh series at Trinity United Church in Summerside:

Jan. 21 – Janet McGarry and Wildwood

Feb. 18 – Eddy Quinn and Fiddlers Sons

March 18  – Blu Gillis, comedy act “Sara & Annie” (Wanda Dunbar and Ruth Smallman), and Not All There band

April 15 – Bluestreak

May 20 – Roy McCaull, Marcella Richard and Larry Campbell.

 

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