Klezmer Around the World

Upcoming festivals and workshops around the world.

KlezKanada is now taking bookings. The week long festival of workshops, concerts and events takes place 17-23 August 2015 out in the sticks near Montreal.

Yiddish Summer Weimar is a series of concerts, workshops, sessions and events taking place in Germany from 18 July until 16 August.

In London, KlezFest is back after a hiatus. Taking place at SOAS from 18-21 August.


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.


*Chorlton, Manchester ~ Sunday 16th February*

LKQ Dec 2012‘Klezmer Dance Session’ ~ Judith Plowman, with Adrian and others
The Co-op Rooms, Barlow Moor Road/Hardy Lane, Chorlton-cum-Hardy,
Manchester M21 7QH
Times: 2pm to 5ish  ~  cost: £5/£3.
Contact: email: judithplowman@twobroadbeans.co.uk  tel: 01457 853315

Klezmer Dance/Playing for Dance Workshop (Edinburgh, Sat 28th Sept)

*Klezmer Keilidh* ~  8.00 to 11.00pm  ~  £6.00
file0004901192332.00 to 5.00pm  ~  £6.00
Combined Ticket £10.00
At Pilrig St Paul’s Church Hall, Pilrig St, off Leith Walk, EH6 5AH
Called by *Mirjam McQueen & Judith Plowman*, with The Klatsh & Friends
For advance bookings: mmaq1@tiscali.co.uk ~ Tel.(0131) 554 8788
Tickets also available on the door

*Klezmer Dance Session* (Chorlton, Manchester ~ Sunday 15th Sept)

file000337852120First session after my visit to Findhorn and
the week of Klezmer Dance with Erik Bendix ~ new variations to some
familiar dances!
The Co-op Rooms, Hardy Lane/Barlow Moor Road, Chorlton, Manchester,  M21
7QH  Car park off Hardy Lane
From 2.00 to 5.00pm-ish    Cost £5/£3.

*Birmingham ~ Sunday 1st September* *Moseley Folk Festival* ~ *The Klatsh*

file000337852120*Birmingham  ~  Sunday 1st September*
*Moseley Folk Festival* ~ *The Klatsh* with Judith to lead the dancing.
Dance Workshop  ~  1.00 to 2.00  ~ learn some easy dances ~ no need for
a partner or any dance skill ~ ‘two left’ feet are all that’s needed!
Lunar Stage Dance Set  ~  4.45 to 5.15pm  ~  Join Judith in front of the
Stage for some energy-raising, mood-lifting dance!

Reminder: Garden party for ‘Windows for Peace (UK)’ – Sunday 30th June (Cheshire, UK)

FRODSHAM, Cheshire  ~  SUNDAY 30th June*
GARDEN PARTY for ‘Windows for Peace’ (UK)
1 pm till 4 pm
West Manley Hall, Near Frodsham, Cheshire
[full directions with tickets].
Tickets £8 – £15 (at your choice) Children welcome (from £1 each)
Fish/Vegetarian Buffet included in the price.
Listen or Dance: ~ to Middle Eastern music from THE NILE BAND;
~ to Klezmer music from THE KLATSH, and join Judith Plowman dancing
*Tickets from: Ros Raizada, West Manley Hall, Manley, Frodsham,
Cheshire, WA6 9JE
Tel. 01928 740518, Email: rosraizada[at ]gmail.com Cheques payable to
Windows for Peace (UK)*