Dublin School Alumnus and popular Humanities performer, Oen Kennedy is an award-winning singer-songwriter-naturalist, and a master bird whistler. He has made 5 CDs of original tunes and has another 50 or 60 tunes on deck. Oen is currently working on a 24 song songbook investigating a sequence of related keys which has a working title of “The Slightly-Tempered Songwriter.”
Kennedy was weaned on West African and South Indian music, having spent his early years overseas. He has been writing songs since 1969 covering manifold subjects, especially love. Besides birds, which are a long- standing, chronic source of joy, his obsessions include tunnels (especially underwater tunnels), Bach fugues, vortices, Sequoias, Blue-black spider wasps, Vincent Van Gogh, Sea Otters, tsunamis, Mandelbrot Images, Armadillos, and perpetual motion, Oen believes that the greatest truth is compassion, but that the universe is older than truth. Oen has a B.A. in English from Colby College, an M.A. in Expressive Therapies from Leslie College, and a national music therapy certification (CMT). He worked at the Perkins School for the Blind for 11 years, and now practices music therapy in a private practice as well as teaching extensively at local area music schools.