Leonard Podolak has been active in the Canadian folk music scene for over twenty years. In 1995 he founded the band Scruj MacDuhk and later when on to form the Grammy and Juno award winning band, The Duhks. Leonard has produced a CD for PEI’s Ten Strings and a Goat Skin, earning a 2017 ECMA award for Roots and Traditional Album of the year. He performs solo and in other ensembles, such as Sligo based band, New Road, with piper, Leonard Barry, or his duo with Fiddler, Matt Gordon.
Recently Leonard has taken over from his father, Mitch Podolak (founder of the Winnipeg, Vancouver, and Stan Rogers Folk Festivals) as Executive Producer of the Winnipeg Based, Non -profit, Home Routes/Chemin Chez Nous, Canada’s Premier House Concert Network.