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Owen Kennedy

Owen Kennedy is a sixteen-year-old fiddler from Central Maine whose love of traditional music and enthusiasm for performing has captivated audiences from San Diego to the Shetland Islands and all over New England. In 2021, Owen's musicality and commitment to traditional music was recognized with several awards, including the Jr US National Scottish Fiddle Champion title and the Young Stars of Maine "Glenn Jenks Future in Music” prize. He was selected for Best of All Things Irish from the Maine Irish Heritage Center and received a Passim Iguana Music Fund Grant for work on his debut album, Oh When: Now, which will be out later this year. As an emerging musician rooted in the Maine Maritime tradition and immersed in his growing passion for Scottish music, Owen’s powerful playing can capture the melancholy of a Scottish air, mimic the sound of pipes in a march, or drive a good ol’ New England contradance tune.

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