Maine fiddler Owen Kennedy is an award-winning musician whose love of traditional music and enthusiasm for performing has captivated audiences from San Diego to the Shetland Islands and all over New England. Owenis the 2022 New England Regional Open Scottish Fiddle Champion, the 2021 Junior US National Scottish Fiddle Champion, and won the 2021 Young Stars of Maine "Glenn Jenks Future in Music" prize from Bay Chamber Music School. 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.
Owen's debut album "Oh When: Now" is out!! Digital downloads and compact disks are on Bandcamp and will be available at events this spring & summer!"Oh When: Now" is a musical snapshot of the places Owen's visited and the musicians he's played with and learned from, featuring tunes he's loved for years as well as newer favorites from Scotland, Cape Breton, and Shetland. Many talented Maine folks were part of this project: it was recorded with Owen Marshall, mixed byNoah Fishman, mastered by Lincoln Clapp, with album design by Elsie Gawler and duplication from Crooked Cove.