From: Ilana Cravitz [i_dot_cravitz_at_tiscali_dot_co_dot_uk]
Sent: 27 May 2009 23:10
Subject: Klezmer Keilidh and more...

Klezmer News for June and July


Get your advance tickets at discount prices online now!


Hopkele Klezmer Keilidh this Sunday. Online until Saturday night only - details below. Numbers will be limited at the door, so make sure to book beforehand.


Klezmer and Balkan Music Workshop in Devon 21 June. Visit


Booking is also open for London KlezFest, 9-14 August. Visit for details.


To book in a Klezmer Keilidh or workshop in your area get in touch with Ilana email i_dot_cravitz_at_tiscali_dot_co_dot_uk



What and where


Tuesdays in June

7 - 8.30pm

Tuesday evening class _at_ SOAS

SOAS, Thornhaugh Square, London

Bi-weekly classes for the summer term. Dates: June 2, 16

Cost - 12/8 per class

For more information contact francesca_at_jmi_dot_org_dot_uk or call 020 8909 2445

Sunday 31 May
Doors open 7.15pm

Hopkele - THE Klezmer Keilidh

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

Back by popular demand - the original and best klezmer barn dance!

No prior knowledge of Yiddish dance required, as Guy Schalom will show you the steps.

Ilana Cravitz heads up the amazing Hopkele House String Band with live klezmer that will have you dancing the night away: Ilana Cravitz, Pete Cooper, Kate Hands (fiddle), Matt Bacon, Aidan McGee (guitar), Francesca Ter-Berg (cello), Paul Tkachenko (bass), Ulises Ropero-Diaz (percussion).

Doors open 7.15pm for first dance at 7.45pm.

Tickets 10 by advance online booking at or call 0771 494 5971 for details of postal booking. Buy in advance and pay less!

Saturday 6 June


Linden Baroque Orchestra

St Mary's (New) Church, Stoke Newington Church Street, London N16

A programme of baroque music on original instruments including Vivaldi and Handel, directed from the violin by Catherine Martin.

Tickets 10/8 available on the door only. See for more information.

Sunday 14 June

Klezmer Workshop
12.15 - 1.15pm

Klezmer Session
2 - 4pm

The Cross Kings, 126 York Way, London N1

The monthly London Klezmer Session. Come early for the workshop and learn a tune and something about klezmer style. Come for lunch at 1, or for playing (we generally start around 2pm): bring an instrument and a tune, or just come to shmooze & booze. The pub does great food and has comfy sofas, too. Children welcome. Info and tunes. Next date: Sunday 19 April

Workshop 5; Jam 1

Sunday 14 June

Sephardic Songs

New North London Synagogue, The Manor House, 80 East End Road, London N3 2SY

Monica Acosta (voice) presents a selection of Judeo-Spanish songs as part of the SOAS Concert Series with ensemble: Steve Holmes - guitar; Ilana Cravitz - violin; Ulises Diaz-Ropero - percussion.

Tickets 10 / 8 concs

Box office: email events_at_nnls-masorti_dot_org_dot_uk or call 020 8346 8560. See also

Saturday 20 June

Klezmer and Balkan Music Workshop
11am - 1pm

Chudleigh, South Devon

Ilana Cravitz (fiddle), Susi Evans (clarinet) and Matt Bacon (guitar) will take you through tunes, modes, ornamentation and accompaniment, and even few dance steps to go with melodies from these hugely enjoyable musical traditions. Details and booking

Sunday 12 July

Monthly Klezmer Workshop & Jam

We may have a dance/playing workshop with the wonderful Steve Weintraub, who will be visiting from the US. Watch this space for details.