Jessica Wedden is an impressive 14 year old fiddler, step dancer and trick fiddler passionately playing for just five years, consistently improving and never ceasing to amaze all of her audiences. Jessica is quick to incorporate fancy bowing techniques, putting her heart and soul into each tune.
Jessica was ecstatic when she was nominated by the 2016 Canadian Folk Music Awards for the Young Performer of the Year category, was interviewed live on Kingston's CKWS-TV on The Morning Show with Bill Welychka and when she was unexpectedly contacted and profiled in the December 2014 issue of Celtic Life Magazine of Halifax, Nova Scotia. (Celtic Life Magazine - Jessica Wedden) Jessica was the special guest of J.P. Cormier in November of 2016 and the Larry Mercey Trio in 2015. She performed at the 2016 Havelock Country Jamboree, Ottawa’s 2015 CityFolk Music Festival, the 2016 Almonte CeltFest and Perth's 2016 Stewart Park Music Festival Youth Showcase. Jessica opened for a couple of Canadian east coast bands in 2015 for the Festival of Small Halls, Beòlach and Gordie MacKeeman, opened for Everything Fitz at the 2016 Perth Kilt Run, the 2016 Perth RCMP Musical Ride. She has also appeared on stage with Scott Woods and Steve Piticco.
Jessica performs for special events, music festivals, fairs, private house parties, weddings, schools, fundraisers, and community events, enjoying the opportunity to share her music with others.
With her extreme dedication, no doubt she will thrive as a professional performer, composer and fiddle teacher. Jessica's combined impressive talent and zest for achievement will go far to win her place as Canada's next rising star. Fiddling is her passion!
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