Friday October 10th 2014 - She’Koyokh

Fri 10 October 2014  

She’Koyokh - From the Baltic to the Black Sea

8 pm        £10

In 19th century Eastern Europe, Jewish musicians travelled from town to town performing at weddings and other celebrations, meeting and playing with local musicians and sharing repertoire.
In the same vein London-based group She’Koyokh, Britain’s best klezmer and Balkan music band (Songlines), has spent the last decade exploring the rich and diverse folk music of Eastern Europe, Turkey and the Balkans. The result is an expertly crafted, multi-lingual extravaganza reflecting band members’ origins and their travels from the Baltic to the Black Sea. 

Hailed as “one of London’s musical treasures, playing the best Balkan and klezmer music in Britain” (The Evening Standard) and “among the finest klezmer ensembles on the planet” (The Australian), She'Koyokh's evolution spans the humble origins of busking at East London’s Columbia Road flower market to performing in the famous concert halls of Europe including Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, the Gasteig in Munich and London’s Southbank Centre. As well as TV appearances and live sessions on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune and World on 3, She’Koyokh has performed at festivals such as Glastonbury, WOMAD and Cheltenham, and was nominated as Best Group in the Songlines World Music Awards 2012. Recently the band has have played support for Mahala Rai Banda at the London Jazz Cafe and collaborated with the Aurora Orchestra at LSO St Luke's.

She'Koyokh's members hail from the UK, USA, Serbia, Greece and Turkey, forging a unique sound that is traditional yet original. Their live shows are an expertly crafted, multi-lingual exploration from the Baltic to the Black Sea with songs in Yiddish, Russian, Greek, Ladino, Romany, Turkish and Kurdish with klezmer instrumentals and folk tunes from Bulgaria, Romania and Serbia.
Stars of the UK klezmer scene - fRoots
Inspirational – The Guardian


Friday April 25th - Bayou Seco

Friday 25 April
Bayou Seco

8 pm  £8
Tinwell Village Hall, Manor Lane, Tinwell PE9 3UD

Ken Keppeler and Jeanie McLerie, otherwise known as Bayou Seco, have their roots deep in the south west of the United States, with its shifting populations of Native American, French, Mexican, Polish, German, Irish migrant adventurers, each with their own particular flavour to add to the rich musical sauce. Both play fiddle and guitar and sing. Ken also plays one and three row diatonic accordions, 5-string banjo (fretless and freted), harmonica, and mandolin.

Thursday June 5th - Estonian Dance - Kadri Laube and Marju Varblane

Thursday 5th June
Estonian Dance - Kadri Laube and Marju Varblane

8 pm £8
8-9 pm. dance workshop, and then a dance to 11 pm.
Tinwell Village Hall, Manor Lane, Tinwell PE9 3UD

Kadri and Marju are two of the foremost traditional dance musician in Estonia - playing fiddles, often in harmony, Estonian diatonic accordion, jew's harp and several other instruments. They come as part of their first UK tour to playing at the Southwell Folk Festival in Nottinghamshire. They are passionate about their own traditional dance music, and teaching other people about it. We're sure you've never done this dancing before, but we guarantee you'll enjoy every minute of it. The energetic couple, circle and longways dances are easy to learn and there will be several teachers at the workshop before the dance. As the most northerly country of the Baltic States it was formerly part of the Soviet Union but it now firmly part of the European Union – a great country to learn more about it's revived musical tradition and culture. If you want to play some tunes after the dance and have some tea and cake, bring instruments along for a late night session.

Friday April 4th - Rheingans Sisters

Friday April 4th 2014
Rheingans Sisters

8 pm £8
Now at Tinwell Village Hall, Manor Lane, Tinwell PE9 3UD

The Rheingans sisters, Rowan and Anna, have been playing Swedish dance music and singing together for many years -two fiddles, two voices with banjo, cello, bansitar and concertina. Rowan is a member of the eclectic, harmony-singing folk trio Lady Maiserie. Anna is now living in the south of France and attending a course in Occitan music at the University of Toulouse. So they will be playing for both French and Swedish dances, as well as playing and singing traditional and contemporary folk music from across Scandinavia, Britain and America. This will be partly concert, partly dance so come along either to dance or just listen.