Greg Lawson, violin
Mario Caribe, double bass
Phil Alexander, piano
Guy Nicholson, percussion
Pete Garnett, accordion
For this concert, part of the Biggar Little Festival, this quintet of classically trained musicians presents a programme of jazz-inflected klezmer and Balkan folk music.
Moishe's Bagel performs thrillingly original cutting-edge klezmer and folk music from some of Scotland’s finest musicians. An intoxicating, life-affirming mix of Eastern European dance music, Middle Eastern rhythms and virtuoso performances. The band has regularly toured the UK, Ireland, and the Czech Republic, notching up sellout gigs at the Jazz Cafe, Sage Gateshead, St George's Bristol, Edinburgh Queens Hall and many more. They have recorded four award-winning CDs. In 2015, they were invited to compose and go on tour with an original score to the Soviet silent film classic Salt for Svanetia.
“exhilarating, full-flavoured stuff, often breath-takingly intricate but played with jubilation … the Bagel acquires the momentum of an express train”
“this brilliantly accomplished and adventurous five-piece emphatically puts the “class” into “unclassifiable”.
- 24 October 2018 08:00 PM
What a joy has been the first half of the season and there is more great music to come. There is already a lot of interest in Jess Gillam after her appearance in the Last Night of the Proms, so we look forward to needing more seats out for that concert.
Your season ticket also gives you access to concerts in Lanark and Peebles for half price - well worth the money. A particular welcome to those who have joined for the first time, our numbers have risen well this year.
After Christmas, 17th January sees the Navarra String Quartet, Sunday afternoon, 10th February, is the saxophonist Jess Gillam, with pianist Zeynep Ozsuca. Sarah Beth Briggs returns on 8th March with her wonderful piano mastery and we end the season on 25th March with the A4 Brass Quartet, winners of the Tunnell prize.