Jessica Wedden is an impressive 15 year old fiddler, composer, step dancer and trick fiddler passionately playing for just six 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 nominated by the 2016 Canadian Folk Music Awards for Young Entertainer of the Year, based on her first CD she recorded when she was 12. Jessica 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) In 2015 she was a special guest for Larry Mercey, formerly of the seven time Juno Award winning band, the Mercey Brothers and performed at Ottawa’s Marvest at CityFolk Music Festival. In 2016 Jessica was the special guest of J.P. Cormier, performed at the Perth RCMP Musical Ride, & the Havelock Country Jamboree. In 2017 she received a standing ovation at the Blue Skies Music Festival & was chosen for the preliminary round of the Rising Star Talent Competition at the 2017 CNE Rising Star Talent Competition in Toronto. Jessica also performed for the 2017 Marvest, at CityFolk in Ottawa again and the Festival of Small Halls, where she opened for three time Juno award winner, Ashley MacIsaac!
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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