Klezmer Keilidh

Come along and do some Yiddish dances at The Carlton Club on Sunday 12 April. Expert caller Sue Cooper will be on hand to lead the dances and music will be provided by Yiddlesticks plus some very special guests. It’s only a fiver and there’s a bar. It takes place from 3pm until 7pm which means that even if you live far away you have time to get there and back and be tucked up in bed at a reasonable time. Does that sound like fun? There’s no need to book in advance, just turn up ready to dance!

Klezmer Keilidh

KlezFest is Back!

The Jewish Music Institute in London have undergone a number of organisational changes in recent years and have decided by popular demand to bring back KlezFest.

This is what you can expect:

• Lectures from the cutting edge of academic research
• 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.

The international faculty will feature some of the very best klezmer musicians from around the world:
Dr Alan Bern (piano/accordion – Germany)
Ilana Cravitz (violin – UK)
Joel Rubin (clarinet – USA)
and outstanding guest tutors from the UK will be joining the faculty for masterclasses. Please keep yourself updated by checking the website.

Minimum instrumental proficiency, Grade 5 or equivalent; no klezmer experience necessary. All are welcome.
For more information and to book please call 020 7898 4307
Email: gil.karpas@jmi.org.uk
Date: Tue 18 – Fri 21 Aug 2015
Time: 9am-10pm
Venue: SOAS, Vernon Sq. London, UK
Price: £120-£165

L’chaim Kapelye New EP

L’chaim Kapelye have recorded an EP which is available to purchase electronically from bandcamp:
L’chaim Kapelye is a 7-piece ensemble based in Manchester, who specialise in music from the Klezmer and Balkan tradition. They started out as music students at the University of Manchester who undertook playing in the university klezmer ensemble, The Michael Kahan Kapelye, under the supervision of Richard Fay and Ros Hawley. Have a look at their website.

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 (http://kleznorth.org.uk/) 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.