From: Klezmer news [klezmer_at_hotmail_dot_co_dot_uk]

Sent: 15 February 2012 20:51

Subject: Spring klezmer news


SPring 2012 Klezmer NewS

In this bulletin: Cambridge Klezmer Day, klezmer  for fretted instruments, and London Klezmer Quartet gigs

For more klezmer information and resources, visit



Friday 17 February


Bethnal Green, London

London Klezmer Quartet at the Gallery Cafe


The first LKQ concert of 2012. Come and dine, or simply enjoy the music in this warm and welcoming local venue.

Let us know you are coming by joining the facebook event at

21 Old Ford Road, London E2 9PL

Tickets 7 (5 concs) on the door

Transport: Bethnal Green tube, buses 254, 8, 106

Sunday 19 February

1pm - 11pm

Camden, London

Klezmer workshop _at_ the London Fiddle Convention

Join a host of fiddlers for a thrilling day of workshops and performances. Featuring Ilana Cravitz (klezmer), Jyotsna Srikanth (Indian/fusion), Chris Dyer (Nyckelharpa), The English String Band, Bob Winquist (Bluegrass), Chris Haigh (jazz), Pete Cooper (English), Karen Ryan (Irish).

Workshops 1 - 2.20pm and 4 - 5.20pm
Tutors' concert 2.40pm - 3.40pm
Fiddle contest 6pm. Categories: up to 18 / over 18
Evening concert 8pm (not just for fiddlers!)

More information and tickets at

Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regents Park Road, London NW1 7AY

Transport: Camden Town tube, Camden Road train, buses 274 and C2

Saturday 3 March

9.45-10.45 am

Old Street, London

Klezmer for fretted instruments _at_ the BMG Rally

Calling all guitar, banjo and mandolin players!

The British Banjo Mandolin and Guitar Rally 2012 presents a klezmer workshop, with Ilana Cravitz. The weekend runs 2-4 March and is open to all, packed with fretted instrument performances, workshops and competitions.

For more information and tickets visit

Central Foundation Boys School, Cowper Street, London EC2A 4SH Transport: Old Street tube

Sunday 4 March


Hackney, London

LKQ at the Hackney Proms

'A Jewish Odyssey, from Clapton to Kiev'

The London Klezmer Quartet are delighted to be part of the 2012 Proms season. Join us for this family-friendly Sunday morning event, with croissants and coffee. 

The Assembly Hall, Hackney Town Hall, Stoke Newington Church Street, London N16 0JR Transport: buses 73, 393, Stoke Newington Rail, Manor House tube

Tickets Adults 12; Concs 8; Children over 5, 5; Children under 5, free. Cash or cheque on the door, or book at

Sunday 11 March



Klezmer in Cambridge


An afternoon workshop for players of all ages and abilities. Learn a klezmer tune and some traditional ornamentation and accompaniment.

Booking email klezmer_at_hotmail_dot_co_dot_uk

Venue: Marlowe Road, Cambridge CB3

Cost 15

March/April 2012

Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra, Australia

The London Klezmer Quartet Australia Tour

The London Klezmer Quartet will be on tour in Australia From 23 March to 9 April!

More details, tour poster and booking info below and at

Tour dates:

  23 March Kantara House, Greenpoint, Central Coast 8pm More

  24 March Newcastle Synagogue, Newcastle 7.30pm

  25 March Shir Madness Festival, Bondi Pavilion, Sydney More

  26 March Trinity's Society of the Arts, Sydney 7.30pm More

  27 March Sydney Jewish Museum 6.30pm

  28 March Sydney Conservatorium Masterclass 9am-noon

  28 March Wongawilli Hall, Wollongong Klezmer Keilidh ('Hopkele') / Bush Dance 8pm More

  29 March Wollongong Conservatorium Workshop 4pm Performance 7.30pm

  30 March The Capital, Bendigo 8pm More

  31 March The Famous Spiegeltent, Melbourne A Klezmer Party! 2pm More

  31 March Boite _at_ Northcote Uniting Church Hall, 251 High St, Northcote, Melbourne Hopkele, A Klezmer  Dance 7.30pm More

  1 April The Famous Spiegeltent, Melbourne Klez Kids 11am More

  1 April Caravan Music Club, Oakleigh RSL, Melbourne Klezmer Keilidh 8pm More

  2 April Melba Hall, University of Melbourne 1.10pm More

  2 April Jika Jika  Community House Cnr Plant & Union St, Northcote, Melbourne, Klezmer Dance Workshop 7.30pm

  3 April Camelot, Sydney 7pm More

  4 April Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, Penrith Workshop 11am Performance 7pm More

  5-9 April National Folk Festival, Canberra More



















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