Amid the Mirk Over the Irk: When Irish Meets Klezmer [EP]

Richard Fay (Performer)

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Amid the Mirk Over the Irk: When Irish Meets Klezmer is an imagined musical meeting of two of Manchester’s long-established and prominent immigrant communities: the Irish and the Jewish.

Conceived in 2015 by Richard Fay, and now co-directed by Richard and Daniel Mawson, Amid the Mirk combines traditional folk tunes, new compositions, intriguing fusions, and spoken word to evoke this imagined confluence of cultures across the banks of the River Irk.

Re-released with extra material, February 2023.
released February 28, 2022

Fiona Browne, uilleann pipes, flute, and whistles
Kelly Burke, bouzouki, fiddle
Naomh Clow, fiddle
Paul Cowham, guitar
Richard Fay, button accordion and baritone horn
John Gibson, flute
Méabh Kennedy, fiddle
Elana Kenyon-Gewirtz, fiddle
Daniel Mawson, clarinet
Pete Shaw, piano accordion
Sophie Sully, double bass
Angela Usher, banjo
Moz Walsh, narration

Mixing & Mastering:
Sam Gee

Album Artwork:
Sam Gee
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputCD
Publication statusPublished - 28 Feb 2022


  • intercultural musicking
  • klezmer
  • Amid the Mirk


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