Manchester Jewish Museum

Klezmer Tune Club

Book-club-meets-folk-sessions with Richard Fay and Daniel Mawson

Klezmer Tune Club meetings are musical, hands-on sessions which bring together musicians (of any level, background, or instrument) to explore tunes from the rich klezmer tradition. Richard Fay and Daniel Mawson will take you on a musical journey through klezmer’s fascinating history and work with you on a new musical piece.

Bring your instrument along to dive into a klezmer tune in a cultural, historical, and musical context, whilst we build an arrangement together. Each session is a unique experience, so don’t worry if you miss a session, although we encourage you to participate in all of them!

Klezmer has roots back to the Middle Ages and was a defining part of the Yiddish-speaking cultures of Eastern European Jewish communities. It gained new influences through migrations (especially to the USA), and is now a global music genre. The club will open up some of this rich tradition for musicians here in Manchester who may already know something about klezmer or may be keen to learn something new and less familiar.

See upcoming sessions below:

  • Monday, 3 October, 6:30-8pm
  • Monday, 7 November, 6:30-8pm
  • Monday, 5 December, 6:30-8pm