Folk Fest

Neil Murray Stage Youth Performances

Date: Sunday August 5th

Time: 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Brandon Bowen

While most teenagers are into the Top 100 hits, 13 year old Brandon Bowen from Conception Bay South loves to jam out the traditional tunes on his accordion. Brandon has Cerebral Palsy but he doesn’t let his disability get in his way when it comes to his musical talent. Brandon has been playing his accordion for 3.5 years, he played in many festivals such as NL Folk Festival, Eastport Accordion Festival, George Street Festival, Music and Friends Festival in Bell Island, Janeway Telethon, O’Reilly’s Pub and he even had the opportunity to play with some popular NL bands such as Shanneyganock, Rum Ragged and Masterless Men. Brandon has his own band – The Brandon Bowen Band with his good buddies Russell Molloy and Dave Spurvey. They are always helping out with volunteering to play at events and going to Senior homes.