Tsvey Kipperim at The Green Note
8:00 PM20:00

Tsvey Kipperim at The Green Note

Don Kipper re a multi award-winning 7-piece ensemble playing and transforming a wide range of traditional musical forms reflecting the cultural diversity of North East London, frourkish and reek Folk Musics to omani music and lezme. eparated from the shoal, two breakaway Kippers, The Tsvey Kipperim, Daniel Gouly and Josh Middleton, delve deeply in the shama (spirit) of Jewish music. With wit, joy, and sadness in equal measure, they take an audience on an odyssey through the bridens, rkishers, eylekhs, a hoks at the very core of the Klezmer repertoire.

Through the intimate interplay between accordion and the clarinet, these two musicians explore the potentials that a deep working relationship, a shared love for the tradition, and a profound friendship can create.

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Don Kipper @ Tunedin London
7:45 PM19:45

Don Kipper @ Tunedin London

We're really excited to check out this place, it's been on our radar for a while!
Apparently it's:

"deliciously sumptuous sofa-filled home-crafted cinema like none other, housed in a beautiful building oozing the history both of the neighbourhood and of costume creation. Even the loos are like none other in London!! Uniquely again, a ticket entitles you to free tea/coffee. Stronger stuff is available at the riverside Mayflower Pub, only a few cobble stones away. Sands Films is an inspiringly intimate place to hear fabulous music."

So you want to check us out a bit more up close and personal this is a rare chance to do so!

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Don Kipper @ Southbank's Friday Tonic
5:30 PM17:30

Don Kipper @ Southbank's Friday Tonic

We're delighted to return to the Southbank centre for one of their wonderful Friday Tonic session, it's a lovely free one chock full of vibes - with people from 1 to 90 all getting their dancing shoes on...

Thanks to Culture& for hosting us, we can't wait!


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Don Kipper at the Lakeside Theatre
7:30 PM19:30

Don Kipper at the Lakeside Theatre

  • Lakeside Theatre, University of Essex (map)
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Uncover the world of Eastern European Jewish and Roma music making as part of the University of Essex's Holocaust Memorial Day, from hectic hongas and frantic freylekhs, to tranquil Dobridens and soulful Doinas. Over the course of the evening Don Kipper will tell you stories of great Klezmer musicians (the Klezmorim) of the past and bring the tradition to life.

Don Kipper attempt to root themselves deeply in the traditions that surround them. They seek to explore radical interpretations and taut arrangements full of complex harmonies, rhythms and imaginative improvisation.



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Don Kipper x Oxford Maqam at the Jamboree
8:00 PM20:00

Don Kipper x Oxford Maqam at the Jamboree

We're delighted to return to the Jamboree in November alongside the sensationally talented Oxford Maqam .

Hailing from various backgrounds, what brings Oxford Maqam together is a deep appreciation for music of the Arab world and Turkey of the 19th to mid 20th centuries.

They perform with an ear for the more cosmopolitan and improvisatory practices at the turn of the 20th century -
a period of musical renaissance from Istanbul to Cairo.

Get ready for an evening of powerfully evocative music making as we trace connections across North Africa, Asia Minor, the Mediterranean and Eastern Europe


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Don Kipper Trio @ Rumpus
to Oct 7

Don Kipper Trio @ Rumpus

Rumpus: Shipwrecked - a party so humungously huge that the universe will have to expand to fit it all in, and we've had to add two whole extra hours to the line up - BECAUSE ONLY MORE IS MORE!!!

More than 2000 Creatures. 
More than 200 performers.
Ten hours of Rumpus.
Eleven Rooms of Music, Mayhem and Magic.
One final night to say goodbye to The Coronet. 

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Don Kipper at Green Note
8:30 PM20:30

Don Kipper at Green Note

We return to the site of an absolutely rebel-rouser of a gig last time round for another wonderful night at one of London's best and most intimate venues (this means get tickets while you can!).

We'll be previewing lots of new material for our third album that we're recording during this year, so get on down!

Tickets here:


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WOODBURNER - Special Guest, Don Kipper, James Riley @ Dalston Curve Garden
7:00 PM19:00

WOODBURNER - Special Guest, Don Kipper, James Riley @ Dalston Curve Garden

Every Tuesday at the beautiful Curve Garden, from June to September with 3 amazing musical acts, delicious Latto's pizza and the incredible summer atmosphere. 


Our special guest has over 14 million streams online and will perform with his full band. That's all we can tell you for now; watch this space.


Don Kipper are a multi award-winning 7-piece ensemble playing a wide range of traditional musical forms reflecting the cultural diversity of North East London, from Turkish and Greek Folk Musics to Romani music and Klezmer. Attempting to root themselves deeply in the traditions that surround us, we also like to bring these musical cultures together in innovative, exciting, and unusual ways that mirror London’s vibrant, cosmopolitan energy. They are as happy taking an intimate audience on a musical journey through Europe as they are taking their feet on a frantic journey around the dancefloor, at home both on large outdoor stages playing to a crowd of ecstatic dancers, and in sweaty tents getting the throng jumping.

Since 2013, they have released our two albums, been featured on BBC Introducing and the BBC World Service, played two European Tours, and won the titles of both the Moshe Beregovski Award for best Klezmer Newcomers and World Music Network’s Battle of the Bands. If you like the Amsterdam Klezmer Band, Taraf De Haïdouks, or Balkan Beat Box you’ll love Don Kipper!



Born of a transatlantic partnership, James grew up in South East London listening to the folk and soul sound of 70s America and wrote his first melody at the age of four. His first guitar, acquired at the age of nine, became the tool for surviving the tumult of a nowhere place, and helped James find somewhere he felt he belonged. In his early twenties, he took off, alone once again, hitchhiking and busking through Europe from Amsterdam to Istanbul, writing songs along the way. Back in the UK, these songs became a band, but eventually James had to shed another skin, and disembarked in Nashville, Tennessee. Here he found his producer and they set about making the album which had travelled with him to his maternal homeland, where it could finally get free.



£5 in advance
£7 on the door

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WOMAD 2017
to Jul 30

WOMAD 2017

  • Charlton Park, Wiltshire (map)
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WOMAD – World of Music, Arts and Dance

Come along to The World’s Festival for a feast for all the senses! 

Hear the best music you’ve never heard before, join in with workshops led by musicians from around the world, taste delicious and exotic food cooked by the artists, listen to talks, experience the art, relax in the arboretum, and generally soak up the atmosphere of the joy of discovery.

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Refugee Tales
7:00 PM19:00

Refugee Tales

A free public event in Hammersmith at the Polish Social and Cultural Association. At the heart of the event are readings of new work by poet Ian Duhig 'The Walker's Tale' and Marina Warner 'The Mother's Tale'. They will appear alongside Sheila Hancock as Host, and brilliant Klezmer musicians 'Don Kipper'. Join Refugee Tales walkers in solidarity with refugees and those in indefinite immigration detention.

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Don Kipper at Fire in the Mountain/Tân yn y Mynydd
to Jun 5

Don Kipper at Fire in the Mountain/Tân yn y Mynydd

Located on an ancient farm between the foothills of the magnificent Cambrian Mountains and the beautiful coast of Cardigan bay, at the end of the Mountain Road from Aberystwyth to Rhayader.

Join us in bringing this ancient kingdom alive once again in another magical gathering of hearts, minds, and music in the Valley of the Chagelings.


Join us alongside a panoply of wonderful acts:

A Fist Full of Spookies
Flatville Aces
Me and My Friends
Eli West (USA)
Evie Ladin and Keith Terry (USA)
Climbing Trees
Dila V and The Oddbeats
Brighde Chaimbeul
Ewan McLennan
The Nightjar
Holy Moly and the Crackers
The Gentle Good
Forest of Fools
The Horsenecks
Abdoulaye Samb
Rheged - Twmpath
Mobius Loop
Fran and Flora
Bare Hunter
The Wanton String Band
The Vanguards
Indian Man
Hot Rock Pilgrims
Faith I Branko
Emma and Martin Reid
Double Bass Dan and Friends
Cut A Shine
Screamin' Miss Jackson and the Slap ya Mamma Big Band
Apple of my Eye
Andy Twyman
Ali Anwar and Dave Owen
The Ragged Out Stringband
Ben McManus and Clara Delfina (Wales & USA)
Tom Blackwell
Toby Hay
Three Legg'd Mare
Nine Blind Ravens
Hedge Gods
Dylan Owen
Bonnie Pilgrim
The Old Time Wasters
The Odd Folk
The Carry Nations
Rye 'n Clover
Ruth Gordon
Rosie Sleightholme
Pandoras diary
Nine Tree Stumblers
Leon Gormley
Jo Carly and the Old Dry Skulls
Fierce Flowers
Bourgeois Robbery
The Night Caps
Riverboat Ramblers
Mikey Kenny and Charlie McKeown
Jez Wing

Early Bird Weekend Adult Ticket = £85 inc booking fees etc AND £5 Recycling Deposit

FULL PRICE Adult Weekend Ticket = £100 inc. Booking Fees AND £5 Recycling Deposit


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