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Ivor Goldberg

Maurice Chernick

Ronen Kozokaro

Piotr Jordan

Steve Rose

Ruth Corney

SHIR - "song, poem" in Hebrew

"The difference between a good Simcha and a great Simcha is Shir!!!"
Ben Miller - Bar Mitzvah client

"Shir provides a harmony of shalom and happiness, and combines virtuosity with accessibility"
Felix Benasully - Torremolinos, Spain

Watch our Dance videos

Hana'ava Babanot live at WLS

Shir In Golders Hill Park
An Apology

Dear Friends
We want to apologise to any of you who came to Golders Hill Park only to find that we had cancelled the show.
We tried to let as many people know of our plan to cancel but unfortunately we could not reach everyone.
Hopefully you read the letter that was handed out to you and you understood our reason for cancelling.
If you came to the park and were really really disappointed then send us an email and we'll send you a free CD. 
In the meantime we hope to see you at Klezmer In The Park on Sunday 7 Sep
details here

or even in Ramsgate!!

Shir in Ramsgate
Bank Holiday Monday 28 August 3pm

Klezmer In The Park
Regents Park, London
Sunday 7 September 1-6pm

more details and links

Set of all 3 Shir CDs - £25 inc p&p
From The Heart, Israeli Songs and Ashk'farad
buy here

Klezmer Podcast - Interview with Ivor Goldberg

Hana'ava Babanot - West London Synagogue Nov 2012
(thanks to David Barry - Jewish Online Magazine)

Devotedly Buoyant At Abos - Then and Now
Archive recording

Jewish News Online - Interview with Maurice and Ivor

Ivor's cyber-interview with ARC Music
read here


About Shir
Shir is the complete Jewish music group:
Klezmer, Israeli, Yiddish, Sephardi, Mizrachi, Ladino and Simcha music.

Formed in 1997 by Maurice Chernick, the group has become a major force on the UK Jewish music scene performing concerts and fulfilling the original function of the Klezmorim – entertaining at Simchas - Jewish parties.

Coming from different musical backgrounds (classical, jazz and gypsy folk), the five musicians of SHIR meet to provide a spontaneous, energetic and soulful musical experience.

Shir attempts to be as true as possible to the original sound of the Klezmorim using acoustic instruments and drawing on the original Klezmer, Traditional, Yiddish and Sephardi repertoire,
while at the same time catering for more “up to date” tastes in Jewish music with popular Israeli folk and dance tunes.

The musicians of Shir

Israel Parade 2013

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