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Margot Leverett, Branford, CT, Oct 9

The Branford Folk Music Society presents
Margot Leverett

First Congregational Church of Branford
1009 Main Street
Branford, CT
Admission is $12 nonmembers, $10 members, $3 children
Wheelchair accessible.

To get there, take I-95 Cedar Street exit #54, go south on Cedar Street to the end (crossing Route 1), turn left on Main Street. The Congregational Church is the brick church on the green (on the right).

For more information, call Willa Horowitz at 203-248-0291. Email: branfordfolk@yahoo.com

Margot Leverett, a globally renowned clarinetist of the modern klezmer revival, teams up with virtuoso bluegrass musicians Barry Mitterhoff on mandolin, fiddler Kenny Kosek, guitarist Joe Selly and bassist Marty Confurius to explore the shared musical spirit of two genres literally worlds apart. Appalachian and southern fiddle tunes by legends such as Bill Monroe meet klezmer melodies from pre-war Russia and Eastern Europe, some newly discovered, and the resulting medleys and improvisations are at once raw, funny, melancholic and footstomping. It's a meld of music like you've never heard before. This is a concert not to be missed, so mark your calendar right now.

This concert has been sanctioned as part of "Celebrate 350: Jewish Life In America, 1654-2004", a national observance through cultural events and programs marking 350 years of Jewish communal life in America. The observance kicks off in September and dates from the landing in New Amsterdam in 1654 of a small group of Jews from Recife, Brazil fleeing persecution and seeking refuge.

The Branford Folk Music Society (BFMS) sponsors the BFMS Coffeehouse, a monthly concert of folk music, September through May, at the First Congregational Church, on the green in Branford, Connecticut.

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