Ellie from L’chaim Kapelye has made a film about Klezmer in Manchester.
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
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.
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.
Hosted by L’chaim Kapelye. Monday 28 September 2015 at 8pm.
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.
This is the first klezmer session ever to be held at this location, and our aim is to get a monthly jam going so that more people can enjoy the Eastern European Yiddish tradition. It will be a very informal session and anyone is welcome. All you need to do is bring your selves, your voice and/or instrument, and a bit of ££ to buy some drinks (alcoholic or non-alcoholic) to keep you going.
The session will begin around 8pm, but if you need to arrive later, then 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!
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!
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.
• 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
Date: Tue 18 – Fri 21 Aug 2015
Venue: SOAS, Vernon Sq. London, UK
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.