Yiddish folk band Yid Vicious will perform at Ripon College Sept. 29

Yid Vicious, a Madison, Wisconsin-based ensemble specializing in a unique blend of traditional and contemporary Yiddish folk music, will perform in the Chamber Music and Jazz at Ripon series Friday, Sep. 29, at Ripon College.

A pre-concert talk will begin at 6:15 p.m. in Demmer Recital Hall, C.J. Rodman Center for the Arts. The concert will begin at 7 p.m. All events in the Chamber Music and Jazz at Ripon series are free and open to the public.

The award-winning band was formed in 1995 “in order to ameliorate the woeful dearth of klezmer in America’s otherwise pleasant heartland.”

Members are Daithi Wolfie on fiddle, Geoff Brady on percussion, Greg Smith on clarinet, Kia Karlen on horn and accordion, David Spies on tuba, and Matt Appleby on guitar. The group has released five CDs, toured on three continents, and has received numerous Madison Area Music Awards over its tenure.

As the band shares on their website, “Yid Vicious brings the party to life with Yiddish dance music spanning generations from the old world to our world.”

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