Maine musician Owen Kennedy is an award-winning fiddler rooted in the Maine Maritime tradition and immersed in his growing passion for Scottish music, splitting time between Maine and Cape Breton where he's studying Gaelic language, culture, and music at Beinn Mhàbu.  Owen's love of traditional music and enthusiasm for performing has taken him all over New England, Maritime Canada, and over to Scotland and Shetland, where he has played with the Pineland Fiddlers, the Young Tradition Vermont Touring Group and Youth Commission, and in duos with Seán Heely, Ethan Tischler, and Ben FossOwen is 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.  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 available on Bandcamp and will be available at events this spring & summer!  Recorded with Owen Marshall, 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.  


Owen is also wrapping up a solo project, 50 Fiddlers from 50 States, which is available on YouTube.


Lots of Spring & Summer events coming up!  Owen returns to Maine in April and kicks off the season with a Winter Music Series: Owen Kennedy and Ben Foss lunch-time show at The Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland on Tuesday, April 17th at noon.  In June, Owen is joined by champion fiddler Seán Heely and All-Ireland champion singer & multi-instrumentalist Kevin Elam to play a special program of Celtic Fiddle & Song in Maine and New Hampshire.  And in August, Sap Line, a new band of young, dynamic musicians from Massachusetts, Vermont, and Maine will be playing several dates in Vermont and Quebec.