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Bei Mir Bis du Schoen Yiddish song by Klezmer band in Devon
Those were the days /Дороги длинные Mary Hopkin hit / Russian folk song
Erev Shel Shoshanim - Lvov Affair in Plymouth
About Lvov Affair
East European and klezmer music from the heart
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Public liability insurance of £1 million
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We can perform while walking around a venue
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Classical, Folk, Ceilidh, Gypsy jazz, World music, Balkan, Greek music, Jewish music, Klezmer, Polish music, Russian music
This is a sample list from our live CD
Makedonsko Devojce + Geamparale. A couple of tunes in 7/8, the first means Macedonian Girl, the second is from Romania.
Csak Egy Kislany. Hungarian song - You’re the only one in the world for me.
Bukhovinian Jig + Arcanul. A couple of 6/8 tunes from Romania
Belf Bulgars. From recordings of klezmer music by Belf’s Romanian Orchestra - the earliest known from East Europe
Ajde Jano. A Serbian song. Come on, Jano, let’s sell the horse and dance.
Honga & Freilachs. A couple of klezmer tunes that always seem to hang out together.
Shostakovitch Waltz No2. Used in the Kubrik film ‘Eyes Wide Shut’
Erev Shel Shoshanim. An Israeli song - Evening of Roses, lets go out in the gardens, and breathe in the scent ‘til dawn
Lemberg Bulgar + Varshava Freilachs. A pair of klezmer tunes named after Lemberg (= Lvov) and Varshava (= Warsaw)
Amari Szi Amari. A Hungarian Gypsy song, sung in a Romany dialect.
Der Gasn Nigun + Heyser Bulgar. A pair of klezmer tunes as recorded by Harry Kandel and Naftule Brandwein USA 1923
Romanian Rhapsody. From the playing of Alicia Svigals
Oi Poslala Meni Mati. A Ukrainian song extolling the benefits of being attractive at harvest time.
Au Plecat Olteni la Coasa. A Romanian tune - The Oltenians went to mow, went to mow a meadow
Bei Mir Bist du Schon. A Yiddish song written for a New York play, once described as being “too Jewish”
There are a lot more of course
What do your clients love most about your performances?
The quality of music and sound with variety and authenticity
Which venues have you performed at in the past?
Ashburton Arts Centre Plymouth Respect Festival Chagford Inn Dartington Hall
Which artists have you been most influenced by?
What is the most high profile gig you've performed?
Malta klezmer festival
Do you have different line-up options?
We can play as a duo with accordion + fiddle/vocals which is still a full sound as the accordion left side is miked up separately from the right which gives the effect of a bass player in addition to the accordion. And with a guitarist it's like a four-piece band.
What if my timings change after I've booked you?
Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?
No, but you can put something of your own through our PA by prior arrangement
How much time do you need to set up?
If using PA system, usually less than an hour, if acoustic, just need a few minutes
Can you roam around while you perform?
We prefer not too as the accordion is not so light, if essential we'd bring a different, lighter accordion
Can I pick the songs you play from the set list?
Yes, although we have quite a lot more than listed on this site
Is all of the equipment (e.g. PA & lighting) included in your quote?
Yes PA is included, if playing completely acoustic we'd normally take that into account when pricing so it may be £50 or so less
Can you learn song requests before the event?
Possibly, please enquire
Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.
|Up to 1 hour||£450|
|Up to 2 hours||£600|
|Up to 3 hours||£600|
Chagford I, 2 years ago