Seán Heely and Owen Kennedy met at the 2019 Acadia Traditional School of Music & Arts in Bar Harbor, Maine. Inspired by Seán’s workshops and performances at Acadia Trad and Fiddle Hell, Owen was motivated to dive into the Scottish fiddling tradition, joining Seán’s music studio in 2020. With Seán’s mentorship, Owen went on to compete and win the 2021 Junior US National Scottish Fiddle Championship. This past autumn Seán and Owen wowed audiences hungry for live music with an exciting & imaginative program of Scottish fiddle and song, with five events throughout Midcoast & Central Maine. They started off 2022 playing (virtually) for the Boston Celtic Music Festival - check out the whole video below or start at their set, at 2:00:41.
"We had been looking forward to Celtic Colours this year . . . What a treat to hear Owen and Seán play together! They were as good as anything we've heard at Celtic Colours."
~ Boothbay Fall Foliage Festival
Tunes at Doolin's Pub ~ Litchfield
A Workshop & Two Sessions