Ilana Cravitz klezmer • baroque/classical • ceilidh  

Musical events that Ilana is involved with. For more details or to arrange a workshop or lesson email

Ilana is a founder member of the London Klezmer Quartet. Now in its 10th year, the group is hailed as the best traditional klezmer group in the UK, and has appeared in venues of all sizes and festivals around the world. In 2019 LKQ will make its debut in Finland, Luxembourg and Mallorca, take up a return invitation to Norway, and perform in the UK in Cambridge, Chepstow, Hertfordshire, London, Oxfordshire, Somerset and Sussex.

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20-22 May 2019

Benslow Music, Herts

The Benslow Klezmer Orchestra

Ilana and members of the London Klezmer Quartet return to Benslow Music for a residential course designed for instrumentalists (including keyboard players) from all musical backgrounds, classical, folk or jazz.

Applicants must be of at least roughly grade 4 level (no formal qualifications needed), and an ability to read music is essential, as this course will work from written music.

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10 June 2019


Gnone House, Inky Cuttllefish Studios, 7 Blackhorse Lane, London E17 6DS

Klezmer! Get the Jewish Blues

Learn all about klezmer, the celebratory and soulful music of Jewish eastern Europe.

Ilana Cravitz, one of the world's leading klezmer fiddlers, illustrates with live music and colourful anecdotes her tales about the lives and times of the musicians who played this essential party music. There may be dancing...

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29 July - 3 Aug 2019

St Chad's College, Durham

Klezmer at Folkworks Summer School

A week of folk music, song and dance, with sessions, ceilidhs, sing-arounds and concerts.

Classes: Fiddle, piano accordion, song, English concertina, mixed instrument, Northumbrian pipes, wind instruments, fretted strings, mandolin + band classes for all instruments & voice.

Tutors: Alistair Anderson (Director), Ilana Cravitz, Katriona Gilmore, Fay Hield, Paul Knox, Lauren MacColl, Joey Oliver, Jamie Roberts, Cimon Thoumire and Karen Tweed.

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29 Nov - 1 Dec 2019

Halsway Manor, Somerset

Halsway Manor Klezmer Music Weekend

1 December at 8pm

Residential course with LKQ at this wonderful folk arts centre.

Working primarily by ear, this course explores traditional tunes and techniques for bringing the eastern European Jewish music tradition to life.

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Klezmer jamming

Keep an eye on klezjammers and London Klezmer Session for dates and venues.