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Edinburgh - Klezmer & Yiddish Song Spring Concert

Edinburgh - Klezmer & Yiddish Song Spring Concert


"Waiting for the Nightingale": a Klezmer and Yiddish song spring concert featuring Michael Alpert, award winning Klezmer musician and Yiddish singer, in a new trio playing with Klezmer fiddler Craig Judelman and Yiddish singer Sasha Lurje.
On Saturday 14th March 8 p.m. at the EHC Jewish Community Centre, Salisbury Road, Edinburgh

£10/£8 in advance (£12/£10 on the door) - you can also buy a combined ticket including the Yiddish Song workshop on Sunday 15th March here (for concert tickets and combined tickets click on 'Book Now' above).

Please note: as at Friday 13 March 3.30 p.m. this event is going ahead.  If this situation changes we will let people who have purchased tickets know.  We are likely to be offering a limited livestream of the concert for people who purchase tickets and decide not to attend, please email the organiser for details if this applies to you.   

We do not want anyone to be excluded from this event for reasons of finance: for a 'pay what you can' place please contact the organiser,
Part of a Scottish tour taking in St Andrews, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Arran   Sasha Lurje will be doing a Yiddish song workshop the next day in Edinburgh  - reduced price at the singing workshop for people attending this concert if you book for both events at the same time (click on 'book now' above for tickets for the concert and the song workshop).  Presented by SCoJeC, the Scottish Council of Jewish Communities, supported by the Jewish Music Institute and the Netherlee and Clarkston Charitable Trust.


Michael Alpert is a Klezmer musician, Yiddish singer, multi-instrumentalist, scholar and educator and is a key figure in the klezmer revival of the 1970s and 1980s. Originally from the US, he is now based in Scotland.  Drawn from his family heritage and his own travels through the cultures and terrain of Europe and The Americas, his performances are sojourns through inner and outer landscapes, sagas of immigrant journey and epics of the universal search for home.

Sasha Lurje is one of the leading voices in the contemporary Yiddish scene, and has performed and taught at numerous festivals in Europe and America. Growing up speaking Slavic and Baltic languages, she has a unique old world perspective on this repertoire, which perhaps is part of why she has become one of the only specialists in Yiddish lyric songs and ballads. She was born in Riga, Latvia and has been singing since she was 3 years old.  She coordinates the song programme at the Yiddish Summer Weimar, the world-leading Yiddish and Klezmer festival. 

Craig Judelman grew up in Seattle, studying violin and folk music from around the world. He currently performs with Litvakus, one of the only klezmer bands devoted to Litvak music, music from the northern European region of Jewish settlement.  He has studied with David Krakauer of the Klezmatics and Yale Strom, and learned "on the bandstand" from some of the best Klezmer musicians including Michael Alpert, Mark Rubin, and Pete Rushefsky

Craig, Shasha and Michael will be teaching and performing on 21-23 March at Kleznorth in Derbyshire. 

Photo of Michael Alpert by Tom Pich. 


EHC Community Centre
Edinburgh Hebrew Congregation, 4 Salisbury Road, Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH16 5AB

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