Mo Kenney is a singer-songwriter from Dartmouth, NS, who delivers indie folk-pop songs with illustrative lyrics and intricate guitar playing. Their performances are refreshing and raw and their songs are relatable yet mysterious. Mo released their eponymous debut recording in 2012, produced by fellow Dartmouth musician, Joel Plaskett. That recording, and Mo’s follow-up albums, In My Dreams (2014) and The Details (2017), have garnered much critical acclaim. Collectively, those recordings earned Mo awards from Music NS, the ECMAs, and got them a JUNO nomination; from their debut album, the track “Sucker” was awarded the SOCAN Songwrit- ing Prize for Best Song by an Independent Artist. Mo’s most recent recording, Covers (2021), is a collection of songs that shows Mo’s wide-ranging musical influences, interpreted in their own way, with stripped-down instrumentation and beautiful vocals. An album of original material is expected from Mo in 2024. Mo has appeared at several Folk Harbour concert series over the years, with 2024 being the first time they will appear on our Festival Main Stage.


Thursday – 8:30 p.m. Main Stage (30-minute set)
Friday – 10:00 a.m. Central United Church (90-minute Alma Houston Talks – The Craft of the
Song with Joel Plaskett, Mo Kenney, and Songwriters’ Camp Participants)
Friday – 3:30 p.m. Lunenburg Opera House (90-minute Circle – Songwriters’ Tales Lynn Miles H ,
James Keelaghan, Mo Kenney, and Carmel Mikol)
Sunday – 10:00 a.m. Main Stage Tent (one song Sunday Morning Gospel Concert)
Sunday – 1:00 p.m. St. John’s Anglican Church (50-minute set)
Sunday – 3:30 p.m. Central United Church (90-minute Circle – Nova Scotian Tales with Charlie
A’Court H , Kristen Martell, Mo Kenney, and Moira & Claire)