Fundraising Concert for Ebola

EbolaYiddlesticks Klezmer Band have been asked to participate in a concert which is a joint venture between Creative Space and OXFAM to help save lives and stop the spread of Ebola.

Wednesday 3rd December at 8pm at The Slug and Lettuce, Didsbury, Manchester.

HELEN FORSHAW TRIO with John and Paul Cowham (Bluesy/Jazz vocals)

Minimum entrance charge £5
Raffle with stupendous prizes

The Slug and Lettuce, 651 Wilmslow Road, Didsbury Village, Manchester, M20 6QZ

Klezmer Folk Train 23 April 2015

All aboard the folk train to Glossop on Thursday 23 April 2015. This time the klezmorim will play on the train, perform at Glossop Labour Club and play on the train back to Manchester Piccadilly. All klezmer musicians are welcome. The train leaves Manchester Piccadilly at 18.48 and returns at 21.39. Choo Choo chusen kalah mazel tov!

Yiddish Song Workshop

Phil Tomlinson hosts a Yiddish song workshop on Sunday 23 November 2014 @ Leeds LS8 from 11am to 5pm.

Tea/coffee provided. Please bring a vegetarian snack to share for lunch.

Come and explore the wonderful rich world of Yiddish Song, in the language of the Jews of Eastern Europe. There are such a great variety of songs; poignant folk songs, songs of love, suffering and defiance, theatre, swing and art songs.

In this workshop we will learn a few songs from this huge range. Phil Tomlinson is a very experienced singer and performer who will share his love of these songs, and enfold you in his enthusiasm. Phil is based in Derbyshire and has in recent years performed and taught in Birmingham, Manchester, Nottingham, Derby, Leeds, Edinburgh and Liverpool. He has also appeared on local radio. He is the song leader for the annual KlezNorth festival in Derbyshire ( and is a member of the klezmer band The Klatsh, playing guitar and mandolin, as well as singing.

It is not to be missed!

To reserve a place, email ruthsteinberg.steinberg at gmail dot com

Booking essential as places limited to 16.

Suggested donation in aid of Windows for Peace UK (registered charity no 1108358) helping towards dialogue and understanding in the Middle East.

Klezmer at Manchester Jewish Museum

We are thrilled to announce we will be hosting an evening of klezmer music on Sunday 7th December.

The concert will feature a veritable feast of musicians including L’Chaim Kapelye, the Fermishte Klezmer Band, the Michael Kahan Kapelye and the Hard Times Kapelye.

The performance will raise funds for the Museum and for the continued development of Jewish music at the university.

We expect this event to sell out so please call 0161 834 9879 to book your place.

Klezmer at Manchester Buddhist Centre

This Saturday, 15 November 2014 at 7pm at Manchester Buddhist Centre is a special concert featuring a downsized Yiddlesticks with orginial member Olivia Moore on fiddle and Frances O’Rourke on accordion playing as a duo. Free entry.

She’Koyokh at Band on the Wall, Manchester

The award winning Balkan and Klezmer band She’Koyokh are making a rare trip up north from London to play at Band on the Wall on 23rd October 2014. This is a concert not to be missed.

If you can’t make that gig, then they’re also playing in Warrington on 24 September 2014. Check their website for details.