A Few Nice Words From Our Critics

"Florid, frenzied, ostentatious... The musicianship is exhilarating, mixing the pinpoint precision of a symphony orchestra with a saloon air of unabashed abandon... Hitting all the emotional buttons at once, the Bulgars break through the other side of corn to posit klezmer as the wisest counsel on the planet."

- The Beat

     "...Unashamed passion and melodrama, brash and brassy, intensely          rhythmic, bold and bumptious... They took the Shetland Islands by storm."

     "(∗∗∗∗) ...one of the most accomplished and pertinent Canadian groups..." - La Presse

                              "A combination of rootedness, compositional smarts and virtuosic performances [that] works beautifully."

                              - Sing Out Magazine

     "La finale du concert donnair cette envie de tournoyer et de feter jusqu'au milieu de la nuit." - Le Soleil

"...a band that has taken klezmer and jazz and Yiddish art song and made it all matter..." - Klezmershack

             "three dimensionally vivid" - The Globe and Mail
"...transcends the Klezmer genre." - Toronto Star

                                       "...sophisticated, diverse and sweet..." - Eye Magazine

" (∗∗∗∗) ...there's a joy for life at the heart of this music...I feel like I should be celebrating something whenever I listen to it." - Vue Weekly

                                                         "...the most important Canadian group in Klezmer music.." - Le Soleil

              "...The Bulgars soar under the big tent, holding a large crowd in thrall... - The Chronicle Herald

The Flying Bulgars have performed at so many places that a comprehensive list would take up more space than a promotional kit needs. These are a few highlights of the band's work over the last twenty years

International Joods Muziekfestival - Joods, Holland

World of Music, Art & Dance (WOMAD) - Toronto, Ontario

WOMAD - Morcombe, England

Askenaz…A Festival of New Yiddish Culture - Toronto, Ontario

Klezmermania - San Francisco, CA

Bath Fringe Festival - Bath, England

Portloaise Jazz Festival - Portlaoise, Ireland

Bradfor Festival - Bradford, Enland

Festival Spiegelzelt - Freiburg, Germany

Tollwood Festival - Munich, Germany

The Shetland Festival - Shetland Islands, Scotland

Mayfest - Glasgow, Scotland

Folk on the Rocks - Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

Vancouver Jazz Festival - Vancounver, British Columbia

Vancouver Folk Music Festival - Vancounver, British Columbia

Calgary Jazz Festival/Calgary Folk Festival - Calgary, Alberta

Victoria Jazz Festival - Victoria, British Columbia

Saskatoon Jazz Festival - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Festival Mondial Folklore De Drummondville - Drummondville, Québec

Knitting Factory Klezmer Festival - New York, New York

DuMaurier Jazz Festival - Toronto, Ontario

Cultures Canada - Ottawa, Ontario

Lunenburg Folk Harbour Festival - Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

Festival By The Sea - St. John, New Brunswick

Big Squeeze Accordian Festival - Toronto, Ontario

Hiawatha Dance Festival - St. Agathe, Québec

Festival International De Jazz De Montréal - Montréal, Québec

Winnipeg Folk Festival - Winnipeg, Manitoba

Bell Atlantic Jazz Festival - New York, New York

Mon Pays, Mes Cultures - Montréal, Québec

Sunfest - London, Ontario

Chutzpah! - Vancouver, British Columbia