Janet McGarry

Husband and wife duo, Janet McGarry and Serge Bernard have performed for many years at bluegrass festivals and many other events throughout Eastern Canada and beyond. As the Janet McGarry Band, they share the stage with another great husband and wife team, Karen DeCoste and Trevor Boutilier, of the Nova Scotia band Bluegrass Tradition.

Janet is a 5 time “Female Vocalist of the Year” recipient at the Eastern Canadian Bluegrass Music Awards earning her a “Masters” in the category, and she is also a proud “Daughter of Bluegrass”, a group of International leading women in Bluegrass Music.

Serge Bernard is an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, playing mandolin, guitar, fiddle, dobro, bass and his main instrument of choice - banjo. Serge is also a co-host of Bluegrass Island, a one-hour bluegrass show which airs Saturday evenings at 6pm on Tantramar Community Radio 107.9FM.

Karen & Trevor also excel at their music and have also won many awards at the ECBMA. Karen was also honored as a Master in the Female Vocalist category while Trevor was honored as a Master in the mandolin category, and together the songs they wrote also garnered them composer of the year.

Together, they draw from the same well of traditional bluegrass and mountain style music and are excited to share their love for the history and early sounds of the music with audiences at select dates throughout the season.

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Published: June 10, 2024

Updated: June 10, 2024