Yiddish in Eire


10.03. 2010

A great day for the Irish Jews!

Carl Nelkin is a native of Dublin, Ireland and an active member of the Irish Jewish community. An aviation lawyer by profession, in his spare time Nelkin is a cantor and a singer of Irish, Jewish and classical music.

His 2003 CD, “Irish Heart – Jewish Soul,” is a selection of favorite Jewish songs featuring melodies from the Yiddish theater. The themes – love, laments, celebrations and “craic” (Irish for good fun) – weave a thread of commonality between the Irish and the Jewish cultures and commemorate the shared experiences of the two peoples over the centuries. This theme is developed by the unique Irish interpretations of the Jewish songs that use traditional Irish musical instruments to interpret the texts.

For more information visit Nelkin’s website, www.irishjewishmusic.com.

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