Klezmer Klub

is our latest CD...

‘Whitechapel mayn Vaytshepl’

Our fantastic new CD is a collection of songs and tunes with a strong London seam running through it. The set of Yiddish songs brings to life the characters, sites and sounds of the turn-of-the-century Jewish East End. They are filled with the names of places, people, activities, feelings and politics of what was once a vibrant Yiddish society. Some songs were written by famous writers: Morris Winchevsky, Itzik Manger and Chaim Tauber. Others are gleaned from oral history. Almost all have very rarely been heard. They have been meticulously researched (with much help from many in the Jewish community) and arranged by the band, and - together with some original compositions - go to make up a very 21st Century traditional klezmer CD!




NEXT GIGS:


SUNDAY JUNE 19TH 2016


IMMIGRANTS OF SPITALFIELDS FESTIVAL

An Afternoon of Stories and Song from the Jewish East End

Sandys Row Synagogue - 4a Sandy's Row, London, E1 7HW 4pm - 6pm

Tickets £12/10 available here


Author Rachel Lichtenstein and friends play sound recordings, read excerpts from literature and tell

Jewish jokes with lively music from the Klezmer Klub, bringing Yiddish songs, characters and places to life.

Kosher refreshments.


This new festival happens over 3 days - take a look at their website

http://immigrantsofspitalfields.org.uk

Our gig happens in the wonderful Sandys Row synagogue and may well sell out, so get your tickets!



SUNDAY JUNE 11TH 2016


An Evening for Tim





It has been 10 years since the death of Tim Petter, our friend, brother, comrade and fellow klezmorim.

We will be playing at an evening to celebrate his life, taking place in south London on what would have been

his 57th birthday. It is a private event with limited capacity, but if you were a friend of Tim’s and would like to attend, please get in touch with us and we can let you know more details.

 

To buy our CD for £12.00 inc p&p, click here.

To hear excerpts from this CD go to our Listen page.

To see articles and reviews click here.

“navigates a forgotten tributary.. revives songs from Jewish London 1880-1940 with wit and verve.”

Mike Gerber, fRoots April 2010


glorious mixture of acoustic instrumentation.. a perfect mix of seriousness and irreverence... presented in a form that is great fun... accessible to anyone who loves to dance and sing... really does not matter if the listener doesn’t know their klezmer from their tango... a great achievement.”

Kevin Pearce, www.suite101.com


“WOWEE - I love the CD - great concept, great execution - love the street sounds, energy, smart unknown content - great r&d, and I love your singing! You sound wonderful, it is such a pleasure the whole thing!!”

Adrienne Cooper, New York


“A vibrant CD full of the heart songs of historic community. Klezmer klub have captured here the essence and the singing soul of what the poet Avraham Stencl numbered as one of our greatest townships. This is emotional touchy feely history beyond photographs.”

Derek Reid, London


“Hearing Klezmer Klub’s CD, and playing drums and percussion with them at a friends 70th birthday party re-connected me to my Yiddish east London roots, to my Russian grandma and to her crowded childhood growing up in Whitechapel and surviving in a large immigrant family. This is a great CD - buy it!”

Rory McLeod, Orkney