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TALK | A Conversation with Merlin Shepherd
Yiddish Book Center
Amherst, MA
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Merlin Shepherd is one of the world's leading players of traditional Eastern European klezmer clarinet. Born in Cardiff, Wales, and based in Brighton, UK, Merlin has toured and recorded throughout Britain and Europe with over a dozen leading ensembles, including Budowitz and the Klezmatics. Merlin worked as musical director and onstage musician at the Royal National Theatre London for over 20 years, for the Royal Shakespeare Company, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre London, and recently for Paula Vogels Indecent at London's Menier Chocolate Factory. He has also taught at music seminars in Kazan, Kyiv, Berlin, Paris, New York City, and Montreal. Merlin's most recent recordings include Sklamberg & the Shepherds' Aheym Homeward (2015); Hamsa's Lawless, Winged & Unconfined (2017); and Terry Pack's Trees-Into the Woods (2019). Merlin explores his creative process in conversation with Seth Rogovoy.

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This event is part of Yidstock 2023: The Festival of New Yiddish Music.

YIDSTOCK 2023 is sponsored by WAMC Northeast Public Radio.

PLEASE NOTE: Lineup is subject to change. All ticket sales are final. We cannot accommodate refunds or exchanges.

At the present time, the Yiddish Book Center expects that mask wearing will be optional for Yidstock. Subject to change. Please review our COVID policies at yiddishbookcenter.org.
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Yiddish Book Center (View)
1021 West St.
Amherst, MA 01002
United States


Music > World

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Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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