The Barry Sisters: Consummate Yiddish Swingsters

Claire and Merna Barry were among the earliest and best-known Yiddish Swingsters with their lively renditions of Jewish music set to a jazzy beat. With tight harmonies, the glamorous sisters performed mostly Yiddish songs on radio and television, in nightclubs, on concert stages and on dozens of recordings from the late 1930s to 1973. This presentation explores The Barry Sisters unique career and highlights some of the best Yiddish Swing recordings by others artists.


Andy Muchin

Andy has hosted the weekly “Sounds Jewish” radio show on Mississippi Public Broadcasting and since 2010. He has written about Jewish music for the Forward newspaper, “Moment Magazine,” “J.-The Jewish News of Northern California,” and other publications. He has ... read more

Date: Wed, Oct 11, 2023

Delivery Method: Live Online

Time: 2:15-3:30pm CT

Platform: Zoom

Instructor: Andy Muchin

Fee: $10

Program Number: FALL:340

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