Phil is a British Academy Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow, where he looks at historical Jewish-Scottish musical encounters. He has published articles on Glaswegian cantors, memorial silence in Berlin and Salsa in Scotland, and his monograph exploring the diversity and complexity of Berlin’s contemporary klezmer and Yiddish music scene will be published by Oxford University Press in October 2020. He is also a busy musician, leading the acclaimed band Moishe’s Bagel and performing regularly with many of the UK’s finest folk and jazz musicians.
For this event, Phil will talk about both Cantors, born in Vitebsk in the 1880s, trained in Warsaw and who both moved with their families to Glasgow at the beginning of the 1920s, where they would remain for the rest of their lives. The talk will include musical examples.