Kletzmorim of Manchester

Sun 8 September

Roundabout: Vessels Of Song

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The Hard Times Kapleye Klezmer Ensemble
Vessels of song: Journeys through the worlds of klezmer
Part of Roundabout, Albert Park

What is ‘klezmer’? In this show, former members of The University of Manchester’s klezmer ensemble (The Michael Kahan Kapelye) and members of Manchester’s klezmer community (The Hard Times Kapelye) join forces to explore, in words and music, klezmer’s journeys over time and continents, and within and between communities. As a musical genre, it has travelled from the Old World shtetls of Eastern Europe to the New World Jewish immigrant communities in the USA, and, through the revival of the 1970s/80s, has returned once more to the Old World. In the process, it has become a global musical resource, linked indelibly to its roots but melded too by its journeys to and from new worlds. Come and hear these stories and listen to a Mancunian twist on the evocative sound of klezmer ….


Mike Beaumont – percussion (HTK)
Richard Fay – narration, horn, accordion (HTK)
Simon Ingram – fiddle (HTK)
Meabh Kennedy – fiddle (MKK)
Claire Loveday – trumpet (MKK)
Dan Mawson – narration, clarinet, tenor sax (MKK)
Nina Semertzidou – fiddle (HTK)
Ellie Serpell-Stevens – clarinet (MKK)
Pete Shaw – accordion (MKK)
Colin Watson – clarinet, alto sax (HTK)

About Roundabout & How to get here


A four day festival of new plays, comedy and community events in the heart of Broughton! A unique pop up theatre-in-the-round ‘Roundabout’ is a completely unmissable experience.


This years Roundabout will be located in Albert Park, Broughton.

The address is: Grecian Street, Broughton, Salford M7 2JW.

You can also access the park by bus – services include 52, 97 & 98.


2019 Roundabout Shows