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News from our partners: Leaders of Eastern European folk music to play village halls

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News from our partners Arts Alive

A band described as one of the finest and most entertaining British-based exponents of global music will tour Shropshire and Herefordshire in three special rural venue concerts.

She’Koyokh is a virtuosic, versatile and prize-winning band playing klezmer and music from the Balkans and Turkey. Their music brings together the stunning polyphonic melodies and intricate rhythms of Bulgaria, treasured tunes from Serbian villages and exhilarating Gypsy dances from Romania, as well as soulful Sephardic songs and klezmer music from Jewish Eastern Europe. Added to the mix is a song from south-west Turkey about wild goats and unmarried women, a love song for a Gypsy girl with penetrating green eyes and a Yiddish swing number from 1950s New York.

She’Koyokh is a Yiddish word meaning “nice one!”. Recognised as leaders of their genre, the band have enjoyed TV appearances and live sessions on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune and World on 3, and performed at festivals such as Glastonbury, Cheltenham and WOMAD.

The She’Koyokh Quartet are currently touring their fourth album, “First Dance on Second Avenue”, and appear in November at:

Cawley Hall, Eye HR6 0DS | Thursday 7 November | 7.30pm

Tickets: £12 | £6; 01568 615836

Silvester Horne Institute, Church Stretton SY6 6BY | Friday 8 November | 7.30pm

Tickets: £12 | £6; 01694 720132

Welshampton Parish Hall SY12 0PH | Saturday 9 November | 7.30pm

Tickets: £12; 01948 710586

Arts Alive received funding from Shropshire Council’s arts development fund. 

Tickets also available online at www.artsalive.co.uk