Manchester, Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom

Klezmer and folk ensemble
Leading acoustic folk in the uk's north west

Yiddlesticks are one of the most authentic traditional klezmer bands and are based in Manchester and Sheffield.

About Us

The musicians

Josie Wexler - vocals and fiddle

Frances O'Rourke - piano accordion 

Paul Cowham - acoustic guitar

Our history

We first got together as Yiddlesticks in 2011 and are based in Manchester and Sheffield. We met at Klezmer sessions in the Manchester area.

Our sound

Acoustic traditional music from Europe, with a Klezmer focus. The band also plays for "Klezmer Keilidhs" as well as ceilidhs featuring dances from the British Isles.