First Icelandic band listing
At this point, I tend to think that we have listings for klezmer bands in just about every country where there is likely to be a band playing Jewish music, klezmer or otherwise (see the listing of bands by location at www.klezmershack.com/contacts/klezbyloc.html), but this morning I entered our first listing for Iceland. Actually, it's an Icelandic/German band, but the person making the entry is from Selfoss, Iceland. The band is called 'Kol Isha". Here's to encouraging them to play together, indeed, for many years to come.
Although the KlezmerShack is a good place for me to post links to my reviews and articles, and to other people's reviews and articles about klezmer and other Jewish music, the thing that seems to be most useful to most people is the listings. It seems that wherever I go, there are people listed here, who have gotten gigs because other people could find out about them. I'm hoping to launch better tools in a few months that will make it easier to find bands, easier to list them (and impossible for spammers to scan for more e-mail addresses). Stay tuned!