Autumn Rose Lester is a versatile fiddler whose passion for traditional fiddle music is clear from the energy and infectious joy of her playing. Currently living in Keene, New Hampshire, she grew up in the Central New York contra dance community, both as a musician and as a dancer. Autumn Rose feels at home playing Irish, Old Time Appalachian, French Canadian, New England, and contemporary contra dance music.
She can frequently be found in contra dance halls around the Northeast performing with Eric Eid-Reiner (of The Moving Violations), Everest Witman (of Nova), Laurie Hart and Tim Ball, and many other musical collaborators. Her background also includes many years of classical training, which brings a unique perspective to her fiddling. In addition to being a contra dance fiddler, Autumn Rose enjoys playing concerts and teaching whenever the opportunity arises.