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Leah Weiss


Leah Weiss has a rhythmic fiddle style rooted in old-time Appalachian music. A dance fiddler since the 1980s, she performed for 15 years with The Poodles, a Boston-based band whose last recording, "Unleashed," won an honorable mention in the "best string" category at the 1994 NAIRD Indie awards.

Watch Past Performances

Video 11/22/2015: Weekend Participate: Pre-Thanksgiving Square Dance

Enjoy an energetic evening of traditional Appalachian music and square dancing at the Pre-Thanksgiving Square Dance. Leah Weiss (fiddle), Gary Wright (guitar), Kate Brett (banjo), and Kevin Enoch (bass) rock the dance tunes, and Janine Smith teaches and calls the figures from 5–7 pm. You’ll be square dancing before you know it!

Leah Weiss