The Casco Bay Tummlers
At Congress Sq Park
The Casco Bay Tummlers have been performing klezmer music since 1988. They have released three recordings and were featured performers on the LL Bean Holiday CD. They also have a dramatic side, creating and performing the music for the world premiere of “Manifest” at the Portland Stage Company and for a whimsical Belgian documentary, “Mon noM”. The band’s repertoire is versatile, ranging from original music to traditional dances and songs of the Yiddish theater and Jewish ghetto – all with original arrangements.
The Tummlers have toured in Germany where they performed to sold-out houses at the Hackesches Hof Theater in Berlin and at the ninth annual Festival of Jewish Culture in Chemnitz. They have also traveled to Lithuania and performed in Pakroijis, Linkuva, Kaunas and Druskininkai and were the first klezmer band to perform at the Skamba, Skamba Kankliai folk festival in Vilnius. Their most recent tour took them to Slovenia and Italy, where they busked in Venice before performing as one of the featured ensembles at the Festival “Ande, Bali e Cante” in Rovigo.