Happy New Year! I hope 2018 is treating you all well.
I've just arrived back in the UK after another stint of travels, this time to Berlin and New York to visit my long lost international Klezmer family.
Fran & Flora made a special guest appearance at the vibrant and raucous Shtetl Neukolln Festival in Berlin and we look forward to returning in December 2018 for the next festival.
Later in December I headed over to New York to be a guest faculty member at Yiddish New York in the heart of Manhattan. It was wonderful to be immersed in Yiddish culture during the festive season, eat amazing Chinese food (a Jewish tradition on Christmas day!) to see old faces, meet new ones, spend lunchtimes learning Hassidic dance medleys with the one and only Frank London, play a dance set along side Veretski Pass - a life long dream of mine!, and burning the candle late into the night at epic jam sessions. I also managed to pop over to the beautiful snowy Vermont with my old buddie and musician-extraordinaire, Zoe Christiensen, for a few days and frolic in the snow :) One of my favourite places in the entire world. AND eat some of the yummiest food in the world. Good old NYC - never disappoints!
I am greatful to Help Musicians UK Transmission Fund for their support in helping me to make it to Yiddish New York.
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Thanks to all of you for your support and good vibes. xxx