The Klezmatics

AdHoc Presents

The Klezmatics

Susan McKeown

December 2nd

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Murmrr Theatre

$30.00 - $45.00

This event is all ages


The Klezmatics celebrate Yiddish culture at the time of year when candles and family warm the dark nights. As outspoken human rights advocates, their Hanukkah celebration embraces audiences of all cultures and backgrounds.


The songs featured in “Woody Guthrie’s Happy Joyous Hanukkah" are based on "lost" Guthrie lyrics set to new music composed by the Klezmatics.


Special guest Irish singer/songwriter Susan McKeown who has been called “the most strikingly original woman singer” in Celtic music. 


The Klezmatics are Lisa Gutkin, Matt Darriau, Frank London, Lorin Sklamberg, Paul Morrissett and Richie Barshay

The Klezmatics
The Klezmatics
The Klezmatics emerged from the multicultural churn of New York's East Village in the late '80s to become one of the leading standard bearers of the ongoing klezmer revival. Legend has it that the band's founding members -- violinist Alicia Svigals, bassist Dave Lindsay, clarinetist Rob Chavez -- met in 1985 after reading an ad in the Village Voice looking for anyone interested in playing klezmer. The threesome soon added veteran Klezmer trumpeter Frank London, singer Lorin Sklamberg and others and was soon putting an adventurous new, post-punk spin on traditional Yiddish music.

Current members:
- Frank London (trumpet/composer)
- David Licht (drums)
- Paul Morrissett (bass, tsimbl)
- Lorin Sklamberg (voice/accordion)
- Matt Darriau (wind instruments/composer)
- Lisa Gutkin (violin)

Former members:
- Alicia Svigals (violin)
- David Krakauer (clarinet)
- Margot Leverett (clarinet)
- Rob Chavez (clarinet)
- Dave Lindsay (bass)
Susan McKeown
Susan McKeown
Born 1967, is an Irish songwriter, folk singer and producer.
Venue Information:
Murmrr Theatre
17 Eastern Pkwy
Brooklyn, NY, 11238