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.



Balkan Music and Dance in Lancaster

Folk to Folk presents a Balkan music concert and dance, featuring Susi Evans, Zivorad Nikolic and Oliver Baldwin from She’Koyokh at the Gregson Centre, 33 Moorgate, Moor Lane, Lancaster LA1 3PY on 16 May 2015.

During the day there will be instrumental workshops on clarinet and accordion (other instruments welcome), upstairs in The Gregson, from 11am until 1pm and an ensemble music workshop from 2-5.30pm. The workshops cost £5 each.

In the evening there will be an introductory Balkan dance workshop at 7pm, with a concert/dance starting at 8pm. Price £8/6 including workshop.

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
Date: Tue 18 – Fri 21 Aug 2015
Time: 9am-10pm
Venue: SOAS, Vernon Sq. London, UK
Price: £120-£165

Klezmer Weekend in Youlgrave, Derbyshire, 29-31 August 2014

London Klezmer Quartet are hosting a weekend of workshops, sessions and concerts, for all musicians interested in developing skills & learning more about the wonderful world of Klezmer. Intermediate musicians from all musical backgrounds welcome for music, and possibly even a spot of dancing, in the picturesque Peak District area of Youlgrave, Derbyshire.
Arrival Friday evening or Saturday morning, finishing early Sunday afternoon.

To book, go to London Klezmer Quartet’s website:

Flyer: YoulgraveKlez



Yiddish Song Workshop – Sunday 6th October, 2.00 to 5.00 pm (Manchester)

Courtesy of Foulger Photography*Manchester  ~  Sunday 6th October*
*Yiddish Song Workshop*  ~  2.00 to 5.00 pm
Cost: £9.00 (£6.00)
At the Co-op Rooms, Barlow Moor Road/Hardy Lane, Chorlton-cum-Hardy,
Manchester M21 7QH
(above Co-op Shop, car-park in Hardy Lane ~ enter by black door next to
shop on Barlow Moor Rd)
Contact Phil Tomlinson ~ email: