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Ivor Goldberg

Maurice Chernick

Ronen Kozokaro

Piotr Jordan

Steve Rose

Ruth Corney

SHIR - "song, poem" in Hebrew

"No wedding or Barmitzvah is complete without Shir"
Dan Patterson
(Bar/Bat Mitzvah client and Creator/producer of
Mock The Week and Whose Line Is It Anyway)

"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
Felix Benasully - Torremolinos, Spain

Shir by James Shaw

Watch our Simcha Dance videos

Hana'ava Babanot live at WLS

Adio Querida at Mill Hill Music Festival

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

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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