Yiddlesticks are one of the leading traditional Klezmer groups in the Northwest of England. They’re led by accordionist Frances O’Rourke, who occasionally plays with London Klezmer Quartet. They’re based in Manchester with musical backgrounds in Jazz, Irish Traditional, Bluegrass, Classical, and Folk. Yiddlesticks were formed in 2011 to become one of the foremost Klezmer bands in the area. Band members are all professional or semi-professional musicians and have studied Klezmer at KlezFest, KlezNorth, Yiddish Summer Weimar and have performed at many functions and festivals in the Northwest area.