More Artists Announced!

Hope everybody had a beautiful Pesach.

Here we are in May, Autumn’s in full swing and we at Shir Madness are certainly in full swing. Have a look at the growing list of amazing artists we’ve been announcing.

In addition to the incomparable New York trail blazers The Klezmatics; world renowned clarinet virtuoso David Krakauer performing with his band Ancestral Groove and Australia’s First Lady of Soul Renée Geyer we have:

Deborah Conway & Willy Zygier performing their latest 5 star album ‘Everybody’s Begging’

Tinpan Orange purveyors of gorgeous song

The Grigoryan Brothers classical guitar virtuosos

The Stiletto SistersStiletto Sisters with their riotous take on Eastern European music

Klezmania putting their joyous spin on Klezmer

Alter Jazz Ensemble mixing the religious and the modern


YID! the new Jewish supergroup big band
Tal Cohen Israeli born US based extraordinary jazz pianist

Temple Of Song a participatory spiritual experience

Sonya Lifschitz
contemporary classical pianist performing a premiere

Annie Lee from the Kransky Sisters with a Jewish Weimar cabaret

Fem Belling the Jazz powerhouse

Alma Mater playing moody & fiery Portuguese Fado

And we are only halfway through announcing our program.


Don’t forget you can see ALL these performers for the price of 1 ticket.

Early Bird Ticket prices won’t last much longer, get yours while the prices are quite literally the best value in town (any town) for a day of incredible music.

What a brilliant way to spend Father’s Day September 3rd 2017 – bring your kids, better still let your kids bring you to TBI 76 Alma Rd St Kilda 12pm – 10pm.

If you’d like to help out in the lead up or on the day, click here to register as a Volunteer. Get some Event Management experience. Admin, Marketing and Poster Distribution, are all gearing up at the moment, plus there are plenty of roles on the day.

For those of you who would like to make a contribution to support Shir Madness Melbourne in becoming the preeminent event for Jewish Music culture please visit We’d love to welcome you aboard the Shir Madness project.

Deborah Conway and Willy Zygier
Festival Director and Artistic Director

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