Jessica Wedden at Ranch Resort 2015


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Jessica Wedden

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2016

...with Bill Welchyka of CKWS TV Morning Show Jessica was invited by Bill Welychka of CKWS TV Morning Show for an interview.

...at the Storrington Lions'Jamboree. Jessica and Jon McLurg performed at the Sorrington Lions' Jamboree.

Jessica and Jon McLurg at the Verona Free Methodist Church Poster
Jessica and Jon McLurg also performed at the Verona Free Methodist Church for the What's Brewing Coffee House.

...with J.P. Cormier at the Sharbot Lake Country Inn. Jessica with J.P. Cormier.
In November, Jessica was proud to be backed by none other than J.P. Cormier of Nova Scotia at the Sharbot Lake Country Inn. Jessica was his special guest! J.P. Cormier is a 13 time East Coast Music Awards winner and one time Canadian Folk Music Awards winner. As of November of 2016, he is a nomiee for a Juno Award!

...at Snow Road Music Night For Snow Road Music Night, Bruce Barton backed Jessica on guitar, tenor banjo and mandolin.

...at the Cardinal Cafe in Sharbot Lake. In October, Bruce Barton backed Jessica on guitar, tenor banjo and mandolin at the Cardinal Cafe in Sharbot Lake.

...at the Canadian Fraternal Museum of Canada. At the Canadian Fraternal Museum fundraiser in Napanee, Shane Dunne accompanied Jessica on guitar.

...with the band, Turpin's Trail at the Cove in Westport. Jessica was unexpectedly asked to play a few tunes with the band, Turpin's Trail at the Cove in Westport.

...at the 2016 Norwood Fair with Steafan Hannigan. At the 2016 Norwood Fair, Steafan Hannigan backed Jessica on guitar.

2016 Canadian Folk Music Awards Nominee Jessica was nominated for the 2016 Canadian Folk Music Awards!

...with Jon McLurg at the KWE Radio Fundraiser. Jessica performed in September at the KWE Radio Fundraiser. Jon McLurg accompanied her on guitar.

Jessica Wedden at the 2016 Kingston Fall Fair Jessica performed in September at the kingston Fall Fair. Shane Dunne accompanied her on guitar.

Jessica Wedden at the Verona Pentacostal Church Jessica performed at the Verona Pentacostal Church with Jon McLurg.

Jessica Wedden at the 2016 Marmora Country Jamboree Jessica performed in September at the Marmora Jamboree. Tim Sanders and his band accompanied her.

Jessica Wedden at the 2016 Havelock Country Jamboree Jessica performed in August at the Havelock Country Jamboree with Bruce Barton accompanying her on guitar.

Jessica and Jon McLurg Jessica performed with Jon McLurg at the Lanark Lodge and Lanark County Support Services.

2016 Lombardy Fair Mike Erion accompanied Jessica on guitar at the 2016 Lombardy Fair.

2016 Flinton Community Jamboree. Jessica performed at the 2016 Flinton Community Jamboree. The Land O'Lakes Cruisers was the back up band.

Verona Music in the Park. At Verona Music in the Park, Jessica was accompanied by Bruce Barton on guitar.

Here is a photo from the Stewart Park Music Festival Youth Showcase.
Jessica was accompanied by Molly Mullan of Ottawa.

2016 Almonte CeltFest Performing at the 2016 Almonte CeltFest... From left to right is Graham
Lindsey, Jason Roach (Còig), Chrissy Crowley (Còig), Terri-Lynn Mahuskey,
Jessica Wedden, Steafan Hannigan & Bruce Barton.

Opened for Turpin's Trail at the Cove in Westport, Ontario. The evening of July 1st, Jessica opened for Turpin's Trail at The Cove in
Westport and singer/songwriter Jon McLurg, also of Turpin's Trail,
accompanied her on guitar. Jessica also played a couple tunes with the band.
In the second photo she is shown with fiddler Brian Flynn, of Turpin'a Trail.

2016 Hollyrood Country Jamboree Hollyrood Country Jamboree in Belleville, Ontario during the afternoon of
July 1st. Tim Sanders accompanied her on stage, along with his band.

Irish Festival in Tamworth with Steafan Hannigan. Above are a couple photos from the Irish Festival (Oireachtas Gaeilge
Cheanada) in Tamworth, Ontario. Accompanying Jessica on guitar is
Steafan Hannigan.

Private house party. Jessica and Jon McLurg performed at a private house party in Hartington,
Ontario.

With Everything Fitz at the Studio Theatre in Perth. Jessica opened for Everything Fitz at the Studio Theatre in Perth, Ontario
on June 24th and was also invited to play a few tunes with them.

RCMP Musical Ride, Perth, Ontario. Jessica performed at the RCMP Musical Ride in Perth accompanied by guitar
player, Shane Dunne of the Kingston Ceili Band.

Ottawa Valley Home and Better Living Show in Kemptville, Ontario In June, Jessica performed at the Ottawa Valley Home and Better Living Show
in Kemptville, accompanied by Jon McLurg on guitar. Jessica also
played back up fiddle to Jon's songs.

Ottawa Valley Home and Better Living Show with Eddie & Rhonda Jessica was honoured to play a couple tunes at the Ottawa Valley Home and
Better Living Show with Eddie Coffey originally of Newfoundland and
Rhonda Stamp.

Frontenac Masonic District Fundraiser for Hotel Dieu Hospital. Performing at the Frontenac Masonic District Fundraiser for Hotel Dieu,
Youth Treatment Kitchen, Child Development Centre. Chris Murphy of
Turpin's Trail accompanied her on guitar.
Photo courtesy of Patty and Wayne Anderson.

Certificate of Appreciation from the Frontenac Masonic District. Jessica unexpectedly received a Certificate of Appreciation from Wayne
Anderson of the Frontenac Masonic District for her participation!
Photo courtesy of Patty and Wayne Anderson.

Jessica Wedden at Lanark Lodge in Perth, Ontario Jessica performed at the BBQ for the residents and their families at the

Lanark Lodge in Perth. Oscar Mullally backed her up on guitar and bodhran,
Muriel Symington on keyboard and Valerie Wedden on bass guitar.

CKWS TV interview by Bill Welychka of The 'WS Daily Jessica's first tv interview! She was interviewed live on St. Patrick's Day
on CKWS TV on The 'WS Daily, with host Bill Welychka at the
Tir Nan Og Pub in Kingston, Ontario.

John Parrott Centre, Napanee, Ontario Jessica performed at the John Parrott Centre, Long-Term Care Home in Napanee.

Celtic Celebration at the Trinity United Church The above photo was from the Celtic Celebration at the Trinity United Church in Napanee.

Jessica Wedden at the Sharbot Lake Heritage Festival Jessica performed at the Variety Show at the Frontenac Heritage Festival
in Sharbot Lake.

Jessica Wedden at the Tay Bells Winter Celebration The above photo was published in the Lanark Era newspaper, February 9, 2016 edition.
Used with permission by Gena Gibson Editor/Publisher & Photographer.

2015

Jessica Wedden and The Larry Mercey Trio 2015 Jessica performed as a special guest for the Larry Mercey Trio Concert at
the Central Westside United Church in Owen Sound, Ontario. Larry Mercey
is formerly of the Mercey Brothers whom were inducted into the
Canadian Country Music Hall of Fame and received numerous Juno Awards.

Jessica Wedden Jessica opened for the band Beòlach, of Cape Breton, at the ABC Hall in
Bolingbroke for the Festival of Small Halls.

Jessica performed at the CityFolk Festival in Ottawa, on stage with her
fiddle teacher, Cindy Thompson, Graham Lindsay (on left), and two of the
members of the East Pointers of PEI (Koady Chaisson and Jake Charron).

Jessica unexpectedly opened for the opening band, Long Sault Trio who in
turn opened for Gordie MacKeeman and his Rhythm Boys of the East Coast.
Linda Grenier of the Long Sault Trio backed Jessica up on guitar,
at a moments notice!

On stage at the Perth Fair...

On the Dock In August Jessica had a unique public performance!

First CD! Jessica's first CD!

First house party... Jessica's first house party performance!

...performing at the Verona Cattail Festival.

2015 Napanee Fair 2015 Napanee Fair.

Performing at the Greely Legion Country Music Festival with backup band,
Sagebrush Country.

Jessica performed at the Pan Am Games Torch Relay in Smiths Falls, Ontario.

Performed at the Hitchin' Post Jamboree in Grafton Ontario. Unwound,
a band from the Ottawa area backed her up.

Jessica performed at the WayLin Farm Jamboree in Roblin.

Jessica performed as a special guest at The Next Country Music Star
Talent Search, hosted by the Ranch Resort.

2014

Jessica Wedden In December, Jessica was profiled in Celtic Life Magazine of Halifax,
Nova Scotia!
Celtic Life Magazine - Jessica Wedden

Jessica Wedden and Steve Piticco In December Jessica finally had an opportunity to perform with Steve Piticco
at the Christmas Jamboree in Mountain Grove.

Performed at the Perth Fair with the Clyne Brothers.

Auction Barn Jamboree In August Jessica performed at the Auction Barn Jamboree on stage by special
request as a surprise performer before the headliners were to perform
that evening. She received a standing ovation for her efforts from
the extremely large audience who filled the big arena.
Jessica's largest audience yet!

Grand Old Enterprise Jamboree Youth Talent Winner! In August Jessica performed at the Grand Old Enterprise Jamboree and
received her award for being the Enterprise Youth Talent Winner!
She even had the opportunity to meet Blain Henshaw of Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Blue Skies Music Festival Jessica performed at the Blue Skies Music Festival in Clarendon.

CCM Reunion and Jamboree Jessica performed at the CCM Reunion and Jamboree in Trenton and at the
Napanee Fair.

Jessica and Peter Dawson In July Jessica performed at the Greely Legion Country Music Festival.
She even met fiddler, Peter Dawson of Ottawa, and even had the
opportunity to play his fiddle!

Jessica and Teilhard Frost Jessica performed at the Showcase for the Blue Skies Arts Camp and had
the opportunity to play her fiddle with Teilhard Frost of
Sheesham and Lotus and 'Son!

Lindsay Country Jamboree Jessica played at the Lindsay Country Jamboree and
received a standing ovation!

Jessica on the Wolf's Den, CJAI 92.1 FM Jessica was a guest on the show, Wolf's Den,
Amherst Island Radio Station, CJAI 92.1 FM.

Norm Herns and Jessica at the Odessa Fair Jessica performed at the Odessa Fair, by invitation from the
Kingston and District Old Time Fiddlers

Jessica at the Napanee Country Jamboree Jessica performed at the Napanee Country Jamboree and received a
standing ovation!

Jessica at Hollyrood Jessica performed on stage at the Hollyrood Country Jamboree
in Belleville, Ontario.

Jessica at Canada Day in Newburgh Jessica performed at the Canada Day event in Newburgh, Ontario.

Jessica at Just Past the Pines Jamboree In June Jessica performed on stage at Just Past the Pines Jamboree
in Marysville, Ontario.

Jessica won first place in the Enterprise Youth Talent Competition!

Jessica started performing with the Big Clear Sound Band. The band
members are Dave Johnston (guitar and vocals), his wife, Mary Johnston
(bass guitar) and Ray Whitelock (guitar and vocals).

In May Jessica performed at Jack's Jam in Plevna and received her
very first standing ovation!

Jessica at the Lions Jamboree The following night she played during Seniors Night for the
Sharbot Lake Lions' Club and received her second standing ovation!
Two in one weekend!

2013

In December Jessica won a $600 grant towards her school's music program.

Jessica also performed as a special guest of the Tay Valley Choir.

Jessica Wedden at the Seniors' Club In October Jessica performed for the local Seniors Organization.

Jessica Wedden at the Lions' Club Event She also performed at Seniors Night for the Sharbot Lake Lions' Club.


Glenn Russell and Jessica In September Jessica started performing with Glenn Russell and his band
from Bolingbroke.

Jessica Wedden at the Parham Idol Competition In August Jessica won the Fan Favourite Award at the Enterprise Jamboree.
She also won the instrumental class of the Parham Idol Competition
and performed at a different local Agricultural Fair.



Jessica Wedden at the Arts Camp In July Jessica was invited to busk at a local Arts Festival and
performed at Blue Skies Arts Camp.



In June Jessica performed for a special school event.

Jessica Wedden at a local business In May Jessica played and step danced on stage at the local
Farmer's Market and performed for a local business event.

Jessica at the Farmer's Market

Jessica Wedden at the Heritage Festival In February Jessica played on-stage at the local Heritage Festival. In January Jessica started taking step dance lessons from Cindy Thompson
along with her fiddle lessons.



2012

Jessica's Trick Fiddling In December, Jessica started attending and participating in the local
music jams. She surprised them with some trick fiddling.

Cindy Thompson and Jessica Wedden
In November, Jessica started private fiddle lessons with one of her
favourite fiddlers, Cindy Thompson.

Jessica at the Eh?! Concert
In October Jessica played Val's Dream, composed by Gordon Stobbe,
on-stage before the Eh?! Band went up to perform.


Jessica at Seniors' Night
In October Jessica played some tunes on-stage at the local
Lions' Club Seniors' Night.




Scott Woods and Jessica Wedden
In September Jessica played Drowsy Maggie on-stage with Scott Woods.
This really gave Jessica confidence to pursue her passion.

Jessica Wedden and Gordon Stobbe
In September Jessica attended a fiddle camp. Gordon Stobbe, a fiddle
Champion, Composer, Radio and TV Host was teaching there. Jessica just
loves the tune he composed - Val's Dream - and asked to play it along
with him. She played the melody while Gordon played the harmony.
She was so very proud and thrilled!

Jessica at the Church
In September, Jessica played on-stage at a local Church. Unexpectedly,
in the middle of her very first song, the audience started clapping.
I think they were very impressed!

Farmers' Market - 1812 Event
Throughout most the summer Jessica played her fiddle at the local
Farmers' Market and made some extra spending money.

In July, the cameraman for the Dimestore Fisherman recorded Jessica
playing fiddle for a television program.

In April Jessica attended an amazing fiddle concert performed by the
Scott Woods Band where she was personally invited by Scott to perform
up on stage with him at a future show.



2011

In October, Jessica started learning how to play the fiddle.



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