Owen Kennedy is a powerful Maine fiddler whose love of traditional music and enthusiasm for performing has captivated audiences of all ages.  From Quebecois to Maritime Canadian tunes, to Scottish & Celtic classics and New England favorites, his style and stage presence are engaging beyond his years.  You can follow him on Facebook, track his events, book a gig, or send him an email.  Look out for the grin under his hat, and the flying fingers on his fiddle!


Owen Kennedy and Josh White
at the Winthrop United Methodist Church

Owen Kennedy and Josh White offer crowd-pleasing, high-energy fun at their upcoming fiddle show on Sunday, September 16th at 3pm.  Fiddle tunes lead the way from Quebec and the Canadian Maritimes over the sea to Eastern Europe, Ireland & Scotland, and back home to Maine.  Kennedy and White will be showcasing a variety of instruments in addition to their fiddles, including banjo, guitar, mandolin, bodhran, and feet.  Special guest Ellen Gawler will join Kennedy for a few tunes from the Shetland Islands.  

Owen and Josh have played together as part of the Maine Folque Co-op since 2015, when the group performed for the American Folk Festival in Bangor. Led by Cindy Larock and based in the Lewiston/Auburn area, the Maine Folque Co-op provides music for contradances and various special events like St. Patrick’s Day, the Great Falls Balloon Festival, and Maine Maple Sunday.  Josh and Owen began playing as a duo in 2017 at the Alewife Festival in Damariscotta Mills and have recently appeared at Sawyer Memorial for their summer concert series and on stage at Maine Fiddle Camp.  At thirteen and seventeen, their boyish energy, passion for sharing traditional music, and musicianship beyond their years combine for quite an entertaining show!

Bring your family & meet some friends to enjoy the music at Winthrop United Methodist Church, 58 Main Street in Winthrop.  Parking is available on the street or at the church parking lots on either side of the church, with additional parking at the town parking lot by the post office.  Suggested minimum donations of $5/adult or $15/family are appreciated.  

About the Performers:

Owen Kennedy is an engaging young fiddler whose love of traditional music and enthusiasm for performing have already taken him coast to coast. At just thirteen, Kennedy has been on stage at Hannaford Hall for the Maine Acoustic Festival; at the Waterville Opera House for the Alfond Youth Center Talent Show; in San Diego for the Boys and Girls Club National Conference; at the Maine Highland Games with the Pineland Fiddlers, and as a special guest of the Sandy River Ramblers. One of his favorite performances was an impromptu invite to get on stage with Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy at The Strand in Rockland!

Exuberant young musician Josh White has been fiddling around Maine for the past eight years. In a journey to spread happiness through music, Josh finds himself playing in many different venues – from the Maine Fiddle Camp stage to local schools, restaurants, parks, and open mic nights around the Lewiston/Auburn area. The seventeen year old is currently a senior at Edward Little High School.