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Klezmer and Balkan workshop (start 11.30 AM) and concert (start 2.30 PM)

Workshop: Klezmer and Balkan music taught by Side Café Orkestar followed by afternoon performance of tunes learnt, as part of concert from Side Café Orkestar

workshop for musicians who play woodwind, brass, percussion and strings (including guitarists)

Sun 21 July // 11:00 / Venue Space

Tickets: Workshop participants (max around 25 people) contribution 5 pounds, the entrance for the concert will be free, Start Workshop 11.30 AM until 1.30 PM with 30 minutes break, Concert 2.30 PM until 3.30 PM

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Learn tunes from Klezmer and Balkan repertoire with Side Café Orkestar (www.facebook.com/groups/192179517529500/) . A workshop for musicians who play woodwind, brass, percussion and strings (including guitarists). Followed by a concert to play the newly learnt tunes to friends, and relatives and  open for public , with Side Café Orkestar taking the lead.

Side Café Orkestar were established fifteen years ago in sessions at The Side Café. They’ve grown to play their acoustic music regularly in The Ship Byker, in Durham, at the Ouseburn Festival and further afield in France and Scotland. They feature Ellie Hare: Clarinet, Julia de Nelvo: violin, Marion Farmer: flute, Penny Callow: ‘cello, Ken Patterson: tuba and accordion, Alison Paton: percussion and John Edwards: guitar.

Klezmer originated in Eastern Europe as Jewish wedding and celebratory music, it travelled to the USA where further elements of jazz were added. It grew in popularity in a renaissance period in the 1980s. Side Café Orkestar also include Balkan tunes in their repertoire with a pinch of Tango, Paso Doble, and Gypsy Swing.