Klezmer Barn Dance with Družba and Ilana Cravitz

Klezmer Barn Dance with Družba and Ilana Cravitz

Tuesday 18 October 2022
7:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Ashburton Arts Centre


Book here Now:  £15 full price • £10 or £7 if you prefer, please pay what you can*

Enjoy the familiar ceilidh/barn dance format (live music, dance leader, fun) with one essential difference – the music and steps are old-style Jewish, rather than Celtic.

Dance caller/leader Ilana Cravitz will take you through the steps for lively freylekhs, sinuous horas, upbeat bulgars and more with Družba, a top-notch band of Devon’s finest klezmer musicians. No previous experience or partner needed.

Lisa Rowe – violin
Anita Munson – clarinet
Basil Bunelik – accordion
Rupert Mcdonald – guitar

Družba founder, Basil Bunelik writes, “The word [družba] means friendship in Slavonic languages and we hope to promote love of East European music.  We continue to develop a tantalising mix of klezmer, gypsy, Russian, Romanian, Ukrainian and Hungarian folk music and songs.  Lisa our fiddler sings in these languages in a meeting of beautiful melodies and sounds, supported by Rupe on guitar and Basil, exploiting the full potential of accordion as a truly expressive instrument.”

More about IIana at ilanacravitz.com and Družba at klezmer-devon.com

Tickets are limited, so there’s enough space for everyone to dance, so don’t delay, book today!

Ilana is also leading a Klezmer Workshop at Ashburton Arts Centre the day before – see Wegottickets for details.

* See Access, Tickets & Finding Us for more about why there are three ticket prices, plus other useful info about coming to events at Ashburton Arts Centre.