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Shir Madness Klezmer Band

About Shir Madness Klezmer Band

Shir Madness began as a member activity of Shir Hadash, a havurah in Newton, Massachusetts.  While remaining an important part of the havurah, Shir Madness now functions as an independent organization carrying on the European klezmer tradition.

We play at nursing homes, parties, weddings and any other venues in need of klezmer energy.

There are eight of us singing and performing on a variety of instruments: clarinet, flute, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, baritone horn, drums, piano, accordion and tambourine. In concert the group plays as a full ensemble or in smaller combinations for a more intimate mood. We love this music, and have evolved a sound we're proud of, and which we think you'll enjoy.

Meet the Klezmorim (Musicians)