Lingo Sisters – “songs from the island of the heart”...
With one guitar and two voices, Janet Lillian Russell and Meg Tennant wove their sweet harmonies through inspired stories of life and love.
For some shows, other wonderful players joined in, and it became the Lingo Sisters Band. These players included Mark Dowding (sax, flute, penny whistle, percussion), Victor Smith (violin, penny whistle), Craig McGregor (guitar), Jacques Khouri (bass), John Peterson (bass), Revellie Nixon (drums), Russell Shumsky (drums).
Lingo Sisters performances included the Islands Folk Festival, Mission Folk Music Festival, Vancouver CityFest, the Railway Club, the Town Pump, the W.I.S.E. Hall, the Vancouver East Cultural Centre, South Hill Candy Shop, Montmartre Cafe, Bluebird North, Grrrls With Guitars and Just Singin' Around songwriter showcases, and opening sets for Valdy, Tom Russell, David Essig, and Slaid Cleaves. Over the years, both Janet and Meg have had a connection with the White Rock musical community, and were included in many events with the Rogue Folk Club in Vancouver.
The Lingo Sisters delighted in creating harmony vocals for their dear friend and neighbour Terry Brennan's beautiful songs. They sang with Terry on many occasions, and on his album "Storms and Dreams". The Lingo Sisters also added their voices to the recordings and performances of songwriter friends Rachel Page, Marianne Grittani and Beverley Elliott.