Abby Keenan

2022 Winner

“I am so excited to receive this wonderful news! I have just recently started to share my music and myself with the world, so the fact that the jury saw enough potential in my song to select me as the recipient of this award means so much to me. I am so grateful for this opportunity, and I can’t wait to see where this leads me on my journey with music!”

Abby Keenan (she/her) is a Fredericton-based singer-songwriter, dancer, and performing artist originally from Miramichi, NB. Self-taught on guitar, she first started to post cover songs on her YouTube Channel in the summer of 2021 and embarked on the beginning of her music career soon after. She recently released her first single, “Pretty When I Cry,” as Abby McCartney and is set to perform at the Downtown Arts & Music Festival in Miramichi, NB, on September 23rd and 24th.

Abby is now working on creating a collection of original works to be shared and can occasionally be seen in Downtown Fredericton participating in Open Mics. You can find her as Abby McCartney on Youtube and all streaming platforms.