From: London Klezmer Quartet [info_at_londonklezmerquartet_dot_com]

Sent: 01 August 2018 14:13

Subject: LKQ News (plus)


Dear friends


We hope you're enjoying the summer. Here are some LKQ dates we thought you might like to know about in the coming weeks, plus playing opportunities, and details of some of our other musical projects. You can find more details and autumn LKQ dates on


Looking forward to seeing you soon.


Warmest wishes,

London Klezmer Quartet





20-24 August, Klezfest 2018

SOAS, Thornhaugh Street, London

Workshops, jams, concerts, dancing, singing, and more, led by an international faculty, including Susi Evans & Ilana Cravitz

Places still available:


Tuesday 21 August, 8pm - Socalled Sings Yiddish With Strings

SOAS Main Building, Thornhaugh Square, London

Preview of new repertoire being released in the autumn by the legendary Josh Dolgin (vocals/accordion), with Ilana Cravitz & Flora Curzon (violins), Meg Hamilton (viola), Francesca Ter-Berg (cello)

Details & booking:


Weds 22 August, 7.30pm - Klezfest Music & Dance Party

JW3, London

Fran and Flora, Merlin & Polina Shepherd, Alan Bern + faculty band with dance leading by Andreas Schmitges

Details & booking:


1 September, 11.30am

London Folk Festival, Cecil Sharp House, Camden, London

Details and tickets:


2 September, 3pm (event runs 12.30- 6.15pm)

Klezmer in the Park, Regents Park Bandstand, London NW1

LKQ with special guest Kadialy Kouyate (kora)

Free event


4 September, doors 8pm - Pear O'Legs Records Presents: LKQ + Southfleet

The Harrison (downstairs)

Details and tickets:


Play Klezmer


First Sunday of every month, 8-10.30pm: 5 Aug, 2 Sept, 7 Oct, 4 Nov, 2 Dec

Harrison pub, Kings Cross


20-24 August: Klezfest (non-residential course)

SOAS, London

Details & registration:


16-18 November (residential course using sheet music)

Benslow Music, Hitchin, Herts

Details & registration:


30 November - 2 December (residential course)

Halsway Manor, Somerset

Details & registration:


Other news from LKQ members



4 Aug, 6.30pm - Cubitt Sessions Kings Cross, London

5 Aug, 2.30pm - Lauderdale House, Highgate, London (trio)

2 Sept, 9pm Festival of Jim, Sussex


The Wolf of Baghdad

The Wolf of Baghdad is an audio-visual journey through a Jewish family's memories of their lost Iraqi homeland by Carol Isaacs (musician/artist AKA The Surreal McCoy). Carol presents projections of the graphic memoir, sometimes with commentary, and sometimes accompanied by live band 3yin playing the music of Iraq and its Jews, an ancient community that lived there for more than two millennia.

Friday 3 August, 5.30pm
Pettman House, Hanover Square, Herne Bay CT6 5NY
Illustrated talk and preview of ?The Wolf of Baghdad' as part of the 6th annual HB Cartoon Festival. Free entry.

2 September, 4pm (event runs 12.30- 6.15pm)

Klezmer in the Park, Regents Park Bandstand

Ayin, new Judeo-Arabic band play a rare electric set, with special guest Camille Maalawy. Free event.



Sunday 14 October, 10.45am

Lakes International Comic Art Festival, Kendal

Carol presents some of the work in progress.

Details and tickets:


Wednesday November 7th (time tbc)
Oxford Jewish Centre, 21 Richmond Road, Oxford OX1 2JL
An evening remembering the Jews of Iraq, featuring ?The Wolf of Baghdad', Iraqi Jewish guests adding their own stories, and some delicious Iraqi Jewish treats.

Enquiries:  jane.itzhaki_at_gmail_dot_com


22 November, 7.30pm

JW3, London

Wolf of Baghdad: Artist Night. The artists and musicians involved in the Wolf of Baghdad and the band 3yin will be speaking after the performance, about the artistic inspirations that have compelled them to create innovative new work based on their personal histories and heritage.



Lantana Ensemble

 ?Cats, Birds and County Lasses', a programme based on folk melodies and poems including music by Dowland, Purcell and Simpson. Plus first performance of ?Jubilate Agno' by Ilana Cravitz. Dir. Peter Holman (chamber organ) with Emily Atkinson (soprano), Ilana Cravitz and Judy Tarling (baroque violin), May Robertson (baroque viola), Louise Jameson (baroque cello).


1 November, 7.30pm

Newington Green Unitarian Church, Stoke Newington, N16, London


2 November, 7.30pm

Heath Street Baptist Church, Hampstead NW3, London


Dangerous Song

Dangerous Song' is a new Eco-Music performance project - a duo that uses sounds of endangered animals (played on a digital wind instrument) combined with the amazing voice of Lizzie O'Keefe. Presented with a one hour film of incredible underwater cinematography.

16-19 October, various venues tbc. 

For details email: ilanacravitz_at_gmail_dot_com


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