Klezmer this summer

JMI has three wonderful events coming up soon at SOAS, Kings Cross, London. Details of these and many more events can be found on their website, https://www.jmi.org.uk/.

Sunday 7th August to Friday 12th  The Golden Peacock  – Yiddish song
The Yiddish Song course led by internationally acclaimed Yiddish singer and teacher Shura Lipovsky with esteemed colleagues Lorin Sklamberg, Karsten Troyke, Rachel Weston and Joseph Finlay. It is designed for all singers who wish to deepen their knowledge of the rich Yiddish song repertoire.
Mornings are spent studying repertoire, roots and traditions of Yiddish Song. While afternoons will focus on studying further repertoire, master-classes, Yiddish Language for singers and a Yiddish Choir
Sunday 7th August to Friday 12th Ot Azoy – Yiddish language course

Ot Azoy Yiddish language classes are held at 5 levels, and is directed by the head of Yiddish at UCL, Dr Khayele Beer with a faculty of world class Yiddish tutors and experts. As well as hands-on classroom teaching, it also features an extensive cultural programme of music, theatre, poetry and lectures from a world of Yiddish past and present. Shura Lipovsky, the outstanding Director of The Golden Peacock (Goldene Pave), will also teach a daily session of Yiddish through song.

Monday 15th August to Friday 19th Klezfest –Klezmer summer school
Join the world famous music school and learn klezmer this summer at KlezFest 2016. Here is a a peek into what you can expect:

  • Traditional klezmer; history, melodies, ornamentation, dance and accompaniment
  • Play music in ensembles and delve into improvisational techniques
  • Interpret scores, jam and perform to the public.
  • Lectures from the cutting edge of academic research

The international faculty will feature some of the very best klezmer musicians from around the world, including Ilana Cravitz (Violin – UK); Alan Bern (Accordion – USA/DE); Frank London (Trumpet – USA); Joel Rubin (Clarinet – USA); Susi Evans (Clarinet – UK); Guy Schalom (Percussion – UK); Francesca Ter-berg (Cello – UK)

Klezmer Down South

She’Koyokh gigs:
Thurs 28 Jan at Royal Spa Centre, Leamington Spa
Sat 27 Feb at Centenary Hall, Isle of Man

London Klezmer Quartet gigs:
23 Jan, Lyme Regis
24 Jan, Exeter
24 Jan, Portesham
29 Jan, Colchester

Tango Line gigs:
22 Jan, Camden Town

Paprika gigs:
19 Feb, Camden Town

Drawing Life:
27 Jan, Nottingham
28 Jan, Warwick
30 Jan, London

KlezFest 2016 takes place Mon 15th to Fri 19th August. Klezmer summer school taking place at SOAS, Vernon Sq Campus, London. jmi.org.uk

Irish Folk & Klezmer with Michael McGoldrick

3rd March 2016 from 7.30pm to 10pm.
£10 at Manchester Jewish Museum

Irish meets Jewish (amid the mirk over the Irk). Musicians well-known on the Irish traditional music scene; Mike McGoldrick, Dezi Donnelly and Ange Durcan will collaborate with recent graduates L’chaim Kapelye to explore the music of the Jewish and Irish communities.

Box Office: 0843 208 0500

Klezmer Events in Manchester

The next pub session at The Ducie Arms will be on Monday 8 February at 8pm. The address is 52 Devas St, M15 6HS. There will be a slow session to begin with and the main session will be at 8.45pm. All welcome.

The Manchester University Klezmer Ensemble, AKA The Michael Kahan Kapeleye are hosting a night of Klezmer at The Zombie Shack, 50 New Wakefield St, Manchester, M1 5NP. The event takes place on 10 March at 8pm and will feature MKK plus Dos Lebn lz A Shpas and Ibbergerbibbernis. This is in preparation for their assessed concert at the University. Come along and show your support. Tickets £3 advance or £4 on the door. Advance tickets are available from band members or the SU helpdesk.

Klezmer Session at The Ducie

The next session at The Ducie, 52 Devas St, Manchester, M15 6HS will be on Monday 23 November.

Calling all klezmer enthusiasts! Whether you are an experienced klezmorim, a beginner klezmorim, a dabbler in folk/gypsy/balkan music, or simply intrigued as to what is klezmer, then this session at The Ducie Arms is for you.

As always,it’s a very informal session and anyone is welcome. All you need to do is bring yourselves, your voice and/or instrument, and a bit of ££ to buy some drinks (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) to keep you going. We hijack the corner of the small intimate pub and just play and drink all night!

There will be a “slow” session for anyone wanting to be taught some tunes, or stylistic things with a small group of us, which will begin around 8pm; the main session will begin at 8.45. If you need to arrive later that is not a problem. If you are a UoM muso are worried about instruments we can also let you back into the MHC with our powers of 24hr postgrad access! There is also plenty of parking on neighbouring streets.

Spread the word by passing this on to anyone who you think may enjoy exploring the klezmer tradition! Any questions, please do not hesitate to message L’chaim Kapelye!

Even if you don’t want to play, just come along for a drink and a listen; the pub itself is a lovely little place and serves nice beers and ciders.

Manchester Klezmer Day

There’s still time to come to Manchester Klezmer Day this weekend. With a music session in the basement at Mono in Chorlton on Friday night and then it’s over to St Matthew’s in Stretford on Saturday 19 Sept for a day of workshops for musicians and then a fantastic Klezmer Keilidh in the evening.

Susi Evans (clarinet), Josie Wexler (fiddle), Frances O’Rourke (piano accordion) and Judith Plowman (dance leader) are looking forward to welcoming you all.