Amid the Mirk Over the Irk - When Irish Meets Klezmer: Overture

Richard Fay (Composer), Sam Gee (Producer)

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When Irish Meets Klezmer

Concept by Richard Fay
A film by Sam Gee

Originally composed by Richard Fay in 2015
Recorded and Mixed by Sam Gee

Performed by:
Fiona Browne - Uilleann Pipes
Sophie Sully - Double Bass
Daniel Mawson - Clarinet
Richard Fay - Button Accordion, Valve Trombone
Angela Usher - Tenor Banjo, Tenor Guitar
Paul Cowham - Guitar
Méabh Kennedy - Fiddle

Script by Richard Fay
Narrated by Moz Walsh
Filmed at The International Anthony Burgess Foundation

Aerial Footage by Jason Lock and Chris Phelan
Editing and Additional Footage by Sam Gee

Jaqueline Fay (fiddle)
Richard Fay (valve trombone)
Kelly Burke (fiddle)
Sophie Sully (double bass)
Imogen Trinder (wooden flute)
Bob Shaw (guitar)

Sketches by Peter Seal
'Angel Meadow' by Henry Tidmarsh, courtesy of Manchester Art Gallery
'Red Bank Houses' and '10 Davidson Street' © Manchester Jewish Museum

With thanks to ‘Friends of Angel Meadow’ and the ‘Love Your River Irk’ Facebook group.

Show originally performed at the Manchester Jewish Museum in 2015 with the support of:
Michael McGoldrick
L’chaim Kapelye
The University of Manchester klezmer ensemble
Original languageEnglish
Media of outputOnline
Publication statusPublished - 6 Jul 2022


  • klezmer
  • Amid the Mirk Over the Irk
  • fol fusion
  • klezmer-Irish


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