Manchester Jewish Museum

The lockdown songbook



Our Synagogue


£10 full, £9 concessions - SOLD OUT

Klezmer-ish is now sold-out. Please check out the rest of our Synagogue Nights season.

Klezmer-ish: The Lockdown Songbook
Thomas Verity: clarinet
Concettina Del Vecchio: accordion
Rob Shepley: guitar / vocals
Marcel Becker: double bass
Part of Tsitsit: The Jewish Fringe Festival.


Meet Klezmer-ish, four incredibly outward-looking classically trained musicians who met whilst playing with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Drawing inspiration from the music of bygone travellers, Klezmer-ish take their audience on a seamless musical journey, always on the move.

Over the past year Klezmer-ish have dived head first into online technology and continued making music digitally from their homes hundreds of miles apart…the result: The Lockdown Songbook! Now, reunited once again, they perform for you live, bringing you these songs as well as tracks from their new album ‘Dusty Road’, also released during the 2020 lockdown.

Join them for this celebration of their return to live performance!


What you need to know

Please note that seating for this performance will not be socially distanced. We ask that audiences wear a facemask during the event.

Doors Open from 6pm, performance 7.30 – 9.40pm including post show Q&A.

The bar will be selling alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks before and after the event. Klezmer-ish’s new album ‘Dusty Road’ will be available for sale during the evening.

The synagogue has dedicated seating areas for wheelchair users, please do contact the box office ahead of the event to arrange on

Watch the first of Klezmer-ish “Lockdown Songbook” YouTube videos:
Preview their latest album in this new promo video:


About Tsitsit Fringe

Tsitsit is a feast of Jewish music, theatre, comedy and family entertainment. Running over 40 events throughout October at venues all over the country and online, Tsitsit aims to celebrate the full diversity of Jewish culture.

‘If it’s Jewish enough for you, it’s Jewish enough for us’.

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