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On Saturday, September 29, the Casco Bay Tummlers will perform a concert of Klezmer music at Colby College in Waterville. The concert, part of the 2001-2002 Music at Colby concert series, begins at 7:30 p.m. in Lorimer Chapel. It is open to the public and free of charge.

The Casco Bay Tummlers combine excellent musicianship with a playful spirit. Their repertoire is varied and versatile, ranging from traditional celebratory dances to Yiddish theater songs, ghetto songs, Yiddish swing, Israeli dances, off-meter Balkan tunes and original material. Klezmer music, the wildly celebratory music of Jewish culture, originated in the villages of Eastern Europe.

The Casco Bay Tummlers is composed of Carl Dimow (flute and guitar), Julie Goell (bass, mandolin and vocals), Nancy 3. Hoffman (piano, accordion and vocals), Danny Mills (clarinet) and Hayes Porterfield (drums and xylophone). The band, based in Portland, has performed together for more than 13 years, toured Europe and released two CDs.

For information about this year’s schedule of Music at Colby events contact Diane Kadyk at 207-872-3236.