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A Weekend of Klezmer in the Peak District 9-11 March 2018

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A Weekend of Klezmer in the Peak District 9-11 March 2018

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A weekend of Klezmer in the Peak District

9th – 11th March 2018

Groyse Orkester

About KlezNorth

KlezNorth 2017 has been another fantastic weekend with the wonderful Deborah Strauss and Jeff Warshchauer AKA The Strauss-Warschauer Duo and Susi Evans of the London Klezmer Quartet and She’Koyokh.  We have enjoyed playing, dancing, singing and amazing food!  

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Klezmer Culture and History

The wedding and celebration music of the Jewish communities became known as klezmer (from kle-zemer:Hebrew, “vessel of music”) from about the C16th, and grew up together with dances.  Klezmorim were professional musicians and played wherever and whatever was requested. There was also a specific symbiosis …

read more

Klezmer Music

Klezmer is the folk and dance music of Yiddish-speaking Eastern European Ashkenazic Jewish communities, enjoyed and played by those of any religion or none. Klezmer has its origins in the 16th century but nearly disappeared after World War II. The so-called ‘klezmer revival’ or ‘revitalization’ of the late 1970s…

read more

Yiddish Song

At its simplest definition, a Yiddish song is a song written in the Yiddish language. Yet it is more than that, for “Yiddish” describes not only a language, but a culture – the culture of the Ashkenazi Jews. These songs have an immediate appeal, an emotional depth, and at the same time a connection to the history of a people.

read more

Dance

Modern Klezmer dance or Yiddish dance (the terms are interchangeable) comes from the celebration dances, particularly associated with weddings, of the Jews of the Pale of Settlement.  Klezmer dance is associated with Klezmer music and Yiddish song which are all aspects of a Jewish secular culture which is nonetheless deeply rooted in …

read more

Useful Information

Where to find KlezNorth, how much it will cost, where to stay and how to get there plus information about food and the help rota.

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How to Book

Book now through our online shop.

There is a small number of free (non-residential) places for people willing to do approximately 7 hours of washing-up during the weekend. A washing-up place includes lunches on Saturday and Sunday; Celebration Tish on Saturday evening and full participation in workshops when you are not on duty in the kitchen.

read more

A weekend of Klezmer in the Peak District

9th – 11th March 2018

Groyse Orkester

About KlezNorth

KlezNorth 2017 has been another fantastic weekend with the wonderful Deborah Strauss and Jeff Warshchauer AKA The Strauss-Warschauer Duo and Susi Evans of the London Klezmer Quartet and She’Koyokh.  We have enjoyed playing, dancing, singing and amazing food!  

Read more …

Klezmer Culture and History

The wedding and celebration music of the Jewish communities became known as klezmer (from kle-zemer:Hebrew, “vessel of music”) from about the C16th, and grew up together with dances.  Klezmorim were professional musicians and played wherever and whatever was requested. There was also a specific symbiosis ….

Read more …

Klezmer Music

Klezmer is the folk and dance music of Yiddish-speaking Eastern European Ashkenazic Jewish communities, enjoyed and played by those of any religion or none. Klezmer has its origins in the 16th century but nearly disappeared after World War II. The so-called ‘klezmer revival’ or ‘revitalization’ of the late 1970s…

Read more …

Yiddish Song

At its simplest definition, a Yiddish song is a song written in the Yiddish language. Yet it is more than that, for “Yiddish” describes not only a language, but a culture – the culture of the Ashkenazi Jews. These songs have an immediate appeal, an emotional depth, and at the same time a connection to the history of a people.

Read more …

Dance

Modern Klezmer dance or Yiddish dance (the terms are interchangeable) comes from the celebration dances, particularly associated with weddings, of the Jews of the Pale of Settlement.  Klezmer dance is associated with Klezmer music and Yiddish song which are all aspects of a Jewish secular culture which is nonetheless deeply rooted in …

Read more …

Useful Information

Where to find KlezNorth, how much it will cost, where to stay and how to get there plus information about food and the help rota.

Read more …

How to book

Book now through our online shop

There is a small number of free (non-residential)  places for people willing to do approximately 7 hours of washing-up during the weekend. A washing-up place includes lunches on Saturday and Sunday; Celebration Tish on Saturday evening and full participation in workshops when you are not on duty in the kitchen.

Read more …

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