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Lew Gelfond Music

Lew performs classical and popular music on violin. Also traditional fiddle,  swing and contra dance music. He offers wedding musicians for hire and traditional music groups for dances and events in Asheville, NC including ceremony and dance music. Lew also creates musical arrangements on request.

My instruments are fiddle/violin, mandolin, bodhran, guitar and banjo. The music I perform includes classical, pop, Irish and Scottish music, tangos, country, swing, cajun, ragtime, Scandinavian, bluegrass, gypsy, Klezmer and more... 

The Dancing Bears contra dance band plays for contra dance in Asheville. Blue Heaven swing band plays swing music for weddings, concerts and special events. Wedding music can be contemporary, classical, swing, bluegrass cajun, blues funk and many other styles. 

A bride, wedding planner, event planner or club manager can sample music on this site to find even gypsy violin, scottish fiddle, tango, hammered dulcimer, fiddle entertainment, classical quartet, traditional folk music, chamber music combos ,wedding musicians for contra dance, solo performers, an experienced entertainer, classical strings, a guitar combo or harp and violin perfect for your wedding ceremony. Lew Gelfond is a violinist and fiddle player.


He offers wedding ceremony music, cocktail hour music, solo violin performances as well as mandolin guitar in Asheville North Carolina.


A fiddle player plays traditional music often Appalachian in small ensembles. Classical music is performed in classical ensembles as a trio, quartet or duet with violin, viola, cello or combinations of guitar and violin, harp and violin in a variety of forms.


Flying the Tune and the Dancing Bears play for contra dances


Blue Heaven swing band plays swing music for weddings, concerts and special events.


Wedding music can be contemporary, classical, swing, bluegrass cajun, blues funk and many other styles.



Currently performing with: 
De la Noche - Tango Orchestra
Screech Owl Serenade (fiddle music, ragtime and swing)
Blue Heaven Swing Band
The Dancing Bears (contra dance band)
Flying the Tune (contra and waltzes)
A variety of fine ensembles for events and weddings

Performance history: 
Two performance tours in France with over 50 concerts
with even a wedding in Tokyo Japan. 
A Virgin Airlines promotion to England playing on board for a video promotion. 
Country/swing house band at the Glenwood Springs Hotel in Colorado
Touring the Western slope of Colorado with the Go For Broke band (Aspen/Vail/Crested Butte)
Fiddler/mandolinist in country rock band "Freewheelin’" in New Jersey
Playing solo fiddle tied for first place with a 6 piece soul band in a Richmond VA competition
Many first place fiddle contest honors 
Member of Rural Rhythm String Band, Media PA and loved those Thursday night sessions!
Transitioned from accomplished violist to violinist and fiddle player
Workshops in Ashokan, NY and The Swannanoa Gathering in NC
Greyfox Bluegrass Festival performer/teacher at the Bluegrass Academy for kids
Performing hundreds of solo school assemblies
Studied with teachers from the Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Manhattan School of music