Amid the Mirk over the Irk: Irish Meets Jewish

We are really excited to announce that L'chaim Kapelye are joining forces with the amazing Irish musicians Mike McGoldrick, Dezi Donnelly and Angela Durcan to bring you a series of three concerts that explores a musical fusion of Klezmer and Irish music. This concert series is the brain child of our mentor Richard Fay and he asks you to take a minute to imagine...

"Imagine, back in the day (say 1880s-1900s), the huddled masses down in the valley of the river Irk; on the western bank, the largely Jewish communities of Red Bank and on the eastern side the largely Irish dwellers of Angel Meadow. Their differences in languages, cultures and religions meant they probably kept largely to themselves but, imagine, amid the polluted mirk in which they lived and worked, what if they’d caught snatches of melody drifting across the Irk? Maybe some were curious to follow the sounds and cross to the other side. Imagine what music might have ensued..."

We would love to see you at the Manchester Jewish museum on either Thursday 3rd March at 7:30, or Sunday 6th March at either 2:30 or 7:30. Tickets are available here

If you'd like to read a little more about it - Pocket Manchester (Manchester's go to information guide) have done a great write up, read it here!