Jessica Wedden from Ontario, Canada is a 15 year old fiddler, trick fiddler, step dancer,
composer and 2016 Canadian Folk Music Award nominee. Her upbeat Celtic and East Coast repertoire amazes
all her audiences.
She has been developing and refining her own unique style from her teaching sessions with professional
fiddle teacher, Cindy Thompson, and very much draws from others such as Shane Cook, Tim Chaisson of the
East Pointers, Scott Woods, Ashley MacIsaac and Natalie MacMaster.
Jessica already has many impressive accomplishments including a Canadian Folk Music Award nomination for
Young Entertainer of the Year, based on her first CD recorded at age 12; was interviewed live on
Kingston’s CKWS-TV and was profiled
in Halifax’s Celtic Life Magazine – December 2014 issue
(Celtic Life Magazine - Jessica Wedden).
Jessica has performed at the Havelock Country Jamboree; has been a special guest of Larry Mercey - from
the seven time Juno Award winning Mercy Brothers Band; performed at Ottawa’s Marvest at CityFolk Music
Festival twice; was special guest of J.P. Cormier and performed at the Perth RCMP Musical Ride.
Another recent performance cherished by Jessica was her invitation to open for three time Juno Award
winning fiddler Ashley MacIsaac at the 2017 Festival of Small Halls Ontario, where she received a
standing ovation and accompanied him on stage for a couple of fiddle tunes. Also, she advanced to the
semi-final round of the 2017 Rising Star Talent Competition at the Canadian National Exhibition in
Jessica performs for special events, music festivals, fairs, private house parties, weddings, schools,
fundraisers and community events thoroughly enjoying the opportunity to share her music and please
her audiences. With her extreme dedication no doubt she will thrive as a professional performer,
composer and private fiddle teacher.
Fiddling is her passion!
References are available.