The LKQ Australia Tour 2012 (click here for 2014 dates)

Quotes and feedback on the LKQ's 2012 Australia tour from radio presenters, event producers, festival directors and venue managers:

"The London Klezmer Quartet proved to be one of the most popular instrumental groups at the [National Folk] festival… Their infectious repertoire of much-loved, toe-tapping klezmer tunes from Eastern Europe wowed the crowds… all played with passion and flair.” Australian Jewish News.

"The real deal, to these ears.” Doug Spencer, The Weekend Planet, ABC Radio National

"What amazing musicianship and knowledge about an authentic klezmer tradition! They are passionate and enthusiastic in their stage presence of the real deal. A must for any festival or event with the aim of presenting entertaining traditional music." David De Santi, Artistic Director – Illawarra Folk Festival, Perisher Snowy Mountains of Music, former editor of Trad&Now magazine

“The phones went crazy when we offered the giveaway tickets!” Jo Printz, Producer, ABC Central Victoria

“Fantastic feedback from the Saturday afternoon performance!” Rebecca Armstrong, Producer, Arts Centre Melbourne

“We were delighted to have LKQ perform at Shir Madness – such a talented and charming bunch of women! Many attendees commented that the LKQ performance was one of the highlights of the entire festival.” Gary Holzman, Festival Director, Shir Madness Sydney Jewish Music Festival 2012

“I'm still buzzing from yesterday evening's concert! It was absolutely superb. It was dramatic, beautifully played, very evocative, entertaining and one of those nights out where you feel so happy to have been there! They also struck a perfect balance between music and talk; exactly what I was after.” Catherine Benz, Curator, Delmar Gallery, Sydney

“It was an absolute joy to have Klezkids in the (Spiegel) tent.” Families & Youth Projects Co-ordinator (re: the KlezKids Workshop for Children) Arts Centre, Melbourne

“Thanks so much for an absolutely fantastic concert and workshop here at the Wollongong Con! People are still raving about it!” Sophie Unsen, Event Co-ordinator, Wollongong Conservatorium

“All reports from Friday’s performance have been FANTASTIC! Thanks so much for being part of the Soul Food Season at The Capital.” Jacoba Kelly, Marketing Manager, The Capital, Bendigo

“It was wonderful to have you here. Such a joy to see whole generations of families dancing together to your gorgeous music!” Caitlin Williams, Families & Youth Projects Coordinator, Arts Centre Melbourne

Tour dates

23 March Kantara House, Greenpoint, Central Coast

24 March Newcastle Synagogue, Newcastle

25 March Shir Madness Festival, Bondi Pavilion, Sydney

26 March Trinity's Society of the Arts, Sydney

27 March Sydney Jewish Museum

28 March Sydney Conservatorium: Masterclass

28 March Wongawilli Hall, Wollongong: Klezmer Keilidh ('Hopkele') / Bush Dance

29 March Wollongong Conservatorium: Workshop & concert

30 March The Capital, Bendigo

31 March The Famous Spiegeltent, Melbourne: A Klezmer Party!

31 March Boite Hopkele, A Klezmer Dance

1 April The Famous Spiegeltent, Melbourne: Klez Kids

1 April Caravan Music Club

2 April Melba Hall, University of Melbourne

2 April Jika Jika Community House: Klezmer Workshop

3 April Camelot, Sydney

4 April Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, Penrith: Workshop & Performance

5-9 April National Folk Festival, Canberra

Australia tour Picture Gallery
People, places, penguins...

"A must for any festival or event presenting entertaining traditional music."
David De Santi, Artistic Director, Illawarra Folk Festival