Klezmer resources, and interesting links

Sound resources: old recordings and new bands playing in traditional style. List of CDs and cassettes available. Listen to Belf - old European recordings.

Types of klezmer tunes: description of the different dance tunes and melodies for listening.

Written resources: list of books of information and klezmer tunes. For pdfs of some klezmer tunes, see the Tunes page of this site.

Ilana's recordings (visit the shop for more information):

Freylekh Klezmer Dance Band    
Freylekh - more about the band   Klezmer Fiddle - a how-to guide   FDT Klezmorim - more about the band
Tracks: Alte Bulgar, S'iz Nito Keyn Nekhtn, Freylekh Shers, Araber Tants, Fun der Khupe, Behusher Khosid   Ilana's new book, containing 16 great tunes with a guide to traditional style, plus CD and booklets for sekund & bass.   Tracks: D minor Medley, Tanz!, Romanian Hora, Kopenitsa, Zebekiko, Homegrown Hora & Freylekhs
Listen to Forship & Sher   Ordering information   Listen to Rumshinsky's Freylekhs

Klezmer ensembles & artistes  
Brave Old World www.braveoldworld.com
Budowitz www.budowitz.com
Di Naye Kapelye


Duo Controverso & old klezmer recordings www.muziker.org
The Klezmatics www.klezmatics.com
Klezmer Alliance www.klezmeralliance.com
Merlin Shepherd www.merlinshepherd.co.uk
Guy Schalom www.guyschalom.com
She'koyokh Klezmer Ensemble www.shekoyokh.co.uk
Sound clips www.emusic.com/album/10596/10596334.html
The Strauss/Warschauer Duo www.klezmerduo.com
Susan Watts Online www.susanwattsonline.com
Veretski Pass www.veretskipass.com
Yiddish info and klezmer activities  
Freedman Jewish Music Archive http://dewey.lib.upenn.edu/sceti/freedman/
Jewish music and dance as recorded in Yizkor (memorial) books www.klezmershack.com/articles/winkler/yizkorlinks.html#music
KlezFest London; Jewish Music Institute www.jmi.org.uk
KlezKamp USA www.livingtraditions.org
KlezKanada www.klezkanada.com/site/
Klezmer Shack: news, reviews and articles www.klezmershack.com
Libraries with Jewish music www.jmwc.org/jmwc_libraries.html#yivo
Manchester Klezmer www.manchesterklezmer.org
Yiddish language www.michaelwex.com
YIVO Institute for Jewish Research www.yivo.org
Zemerl: interactive database of Jewish song www.zemerl.com
Michel Borzykowski's klezmer site www.borzy.info
Yiddish dance  
Yiddish dance www.yiddishdance.com
Other links  
British Isles and Eastern European music www.petecooper.com
Various styles www.tkachenko.de
UK folk and acoustic gigs, festivals etc. http://www.folkandroots.co.uk/
Traditional Irish songs www.helenroche.net