Moishe’s Bagel

5.30pm, Sunday 9 February 2020

Venue:  Music Room at House for an Art Lover

Moishe’s Bagel (Phil Alexander, Mario Caribé, Greg Lawson, Guy Nicholson, Pete Garnett)


Edinburgh favourites Moishe’s Bagel bring their thrillingly original cutting-edge klezmer and folk music to PHAS. An intoxicating, life-affirming mix of Eastern European dance music, Middle Eastern rhythms and virtuoso performances. Formed in Edinburgh in 2003, Moishe’s Bagel continues to combine the energy and passion of world folk with the excitement and soul of improvisation. Boasting some of the best instrumentalists that Scotland has to offer (Grit OrchestraSalsa Celtica, Scottish National Jazz Orchestra), the band will draw you in, turn you inside out, and leave you smiling uncontrollably – all in the space of one tune. Expect some brand new pieces along with plenty of favourites.

“exhilarating, full-flavoured stuff, often breath-takingly intricate but played with jubilation … the Bagel acquires the momentum of an express train”
The Herald

“this brilliantly accomplished and adventurous five-piece emphatically puts the “class” into “unclassifiable”.