The Red Clay Bluegrass Festival will be held on August 19 to August 21 for 2016 & we are in process of updating our list of bands for the upcoming festival
Many new activities planned throughout the festival, such as a craft fair, young millionaires, and a Farmer’s Market!
Complimentary BBQ meal for all weekend passes as well! Some of this year’s entertainers for 2016 include the following:
Gordie Mackeeman & His Rhythm Boys
Janet McGarry and Wildwood, P.E.I
For over fifteen years, Janet McGarry has continued to be 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. With nine albums to date, each 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. Janet is also a five-time “Female Vocalist of the Year” at the Eastern Canadian bluegrass Awards, the industry’s highest accolade. . http://www.janetmcgarry.com
Two Plus Three
Band members are Charlie Hansen,Bass player, Beatrice Arsenault and Julie Arsenault are main singers ,Mike Richards plays mandolin and David Albert,lead guitar player ,also Charlie Hansen do some vocals also Julie also has a CD out.
Harold Noye and Vans Bryant were inspired by many country and Bluegrass artists including the Louvin Brothers,Jim and Jesse Reynolds,Johnny and Jack and the Osborne brothers. Harold’s smooth lead voice and Vans’ strong harmony voice are well suited to the two part “brothers” songs.This talented duo recreates the sounds of these artists in the group .
SK Bluegrass was formed in 1997 with numerous members coming and going but having lots of fun & bonding friendships. We play at all PEI Festivals & in 2011 had the privilege to play at the Nova Scotia Bluegrass & Old Time Music. Band members are Frank Brown;Voacls & banjo, Eileen Brown: guitar & vocals, Glenda Johnston; upright bass & vocals, Jerome Arsenault: mandolin, guitar & vocals .
For more artists and information, please see our Festival Schedule Page.
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