Merlin Shepherd Quartet

Merlin Shepherd is Britain’s finest Klezmer clarinetist


A force to be reckoned with

Time Out

He colours and shapes every phrase… providing spiritual & emotional heart

London Evening Standard
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Merlin Shepherd Quartet's Bio

Bringing together the music of Jewish eastern Europe, Greece and Turkey, The Merlin Shepherd Quartet takes us on a journey that not only crosses continents but also takes us deep into ourselves.

Taking elements of Klezmer, Fasil and Demotika into new repertoire and using rhythms and grooves both reminiscent of the shtetl and the souk, the four musicians entice and seduce us with repertoire old and new and with technical flare and charm.

“Merlin Shepherd is Britain’s finest Klezmer clarinetist” Songlines

“A force to be reckoned with”  Time Out

“He colours and shapes every phrase…  providing spiritual & emotional heart”London Evening Standard

Merlin Shepherd clarinets

Polina Shepherd piano

Simon C Russell bass

Chris Taylor percussion

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