Join us at the Old Chapel for a Gallery Bar Special from local band Bish! Bash! Borscht! Free entry as usual and you can show your appreciation as there will be a bucket for the band
Bish! Bash! Borscht! play Klezmer and traditional music from the Balkans and beyond. These are the sounds of another world, characterised by intensely emotional melodies and irresistible dance tunes; a whirl of surprising rhythms and unfamiliar keys.
With a characteristically expressive clarinet lead that swoops and soars over complementary sounds of accordion, guitar, violin and double bass, the music of Bish! Bash! Borscht! will tug at your heart one moment and make you want to move your feet the next.
The roots of Klezmer can be found in the traditional music of Greece and Turkey, and the dance tunes of Hungary, Romania and the Balkans. The Bish! Bash! Borscht! repertoire is not exclusively klezmer, straying across international borders into music with the same soul and spirit: Romani tunes from Macedonia and Bulgaria; Sevdah from the cafes of Sarajevo, perhaps the occasional Argentinian tango and even an Italian partisan song.
Bish! Bash! Borscht! comprises:
Victoria Martyn – clarinet
Robin Roper – accordion
Chris Boswell – guitar
Sally Hayden – double bass
Gordon Martyn – violin