Fiddler Kathleen Fownes plays with a fire and versatility that shows her deep passion for the music. Kathleen has attended Ogontz since she was a kid, and was inspired by the musicians she met at camp to study both folk and classical violin. Her lyrical playing, coupled with her fearless improvisation, create a powerful and dynamic musical range which makes her one of the most sought after fiddlers on the scene. Kathleen plays in the band Nova for contra dances and weekends across the country and in a duo, with her father Jim Fownes, called Light Reaction.