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Now in their 20th Year


Take the OY Train "Live"

This sampling of twelve international tunes reflects the vibrancy, energy,
enthusiasm and soulfulness of this universally appealing and captivating music.

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  Sample 7
Sample 8
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City Hall with Mayor Naheed Nenshi at the
Annual Candle-Lighting Menorah Ceremony November 28th, 2013.

Take the Oy Train at the Beth Tzedec December 15th 2012.


Take the OY Train, Thursday October 20th, 2011
Beth Tzedec Congregation : Art Lapp, Bruce Petherick,
Placy de Souza, Dave Edgar, Flo, Darcy North, Kenny Shoults,
Bill Higbee and Stan Bernbaum.


Take the OY Train Quintet, Friday, November 19th, 2010
Stan Bernbaum, Bobby Van, Bill Higbee, Flo and Darcy North
Temple B’nai Tikvah Congregation special musical evening program.


Monday, October 12th, 2009


Dedication of Little Synagogue on the Prairie,
Montefiore Project, Heritage Park. From left to right, Art Lapp,
Flo Shustack, Brian Walley, Stan Bernbaum and Darcy North.

Sunday June 28th 2009



At the Beat Niq Jazz and Social Club, November 4th, 2004.

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Take the OY Train Simcha Band and Klezmer Ensemble

FROM KLEZMER TO CALYPSO, RAGTIME TO RHUMBA,
BULGAR TO BOSSA, CZARDAS TO CHA-CHA, FREILACH
TO FOX-TROT, HORA TO HOP AND SHER TO SWING!

All aboard for a unique musical journey with the merry minstrels of
" Take the OY Train " Simcha (Celebration) Band and Klezmer ensemble,
as they take you around the globe to places where the

Old World Eastern and Central European  Klezmer, meet the
New World Rhythms of folk, ragtime, dixieland, jazz and
even country! This is truly international, continental and
traditional music that is soul-stirring, captivating and uplifting.
Seasoned with sublime and spirited songs in Yiddish, Hebrew
and Ladino and you have universally appealing Klezmer-Fusion
played and sung with heart, soul and Chutzpah.



Take the "OY" Train and Company, October 14th, 2006
Brian Brennan, Isabel Steinberg, Peter Hurni, Flo, Linda Gutman,
Sam Gutman, Stan Bernbaum, Zeev Berger, Darcy North and
Markham Silver.


Now in their 20th year, the "Take the OY Train " ensemble has
participated in many events for the Calgary Folk Arts Council and
Jewish Community Organizations, at 4th Street Lilac Festivals
Rotary Clubs International gatherings, the Taste of the Nations,
the 17th Avenue Gallery and Calorie Tour, Canada and Heritage Days,
the Calgary Folk Music Festival, Maize Days, Variety of Nations and for
Calgary Arts and Culture programs. They have performed at Olympic Plaza,
Calgary City Hall, the Engineered Air Theatre of the Epcor Centre for the
Performing Arts, the Buhran Art and Antiques Gallery, Devonian Gardens,
the Calgary Zoo, Eau Claire Market, Stampede Breakfasts, Prince's Island,
Winter Festival parades, the Leacock Theatre at Mount Royal College,
Telus Convention Centre, the Beat Niq Jazz and Social Club,
the Round-Up Centre and the Calgary Multicultural Centre...
...to name only a very few venues.
They have also been on CBC 1010 Radio and Shaw TV.
On the road,
"Take the OY Train" has been seen many times in
Banff, Canmore, Millarville, Cremona and in Edmonton.


Still going strong after 13 years, Take the OY Train, October 25th, 2005.
Left to right, Bobby Van, Art Lapp, Flo, Peter Hurni, Darcy North,
Kenny Shoults and Markham Silver.  




The Take the OY Train gang at the Jubilee Auditorium performing for the
Taste of the Nation 2003 fundraiser and food-fest, with "Bearcat Murray "
of the Calgary Flames.

The members of Take the OY Train are individually versatile musical
veterans who perform and have performed with a wide number of well-known
local, national and international acts, thus well versed in all standard
repertoire and popular styles and genres...in addition to an extensive
knowledge of international and continental tunes...
perfect for any dance function and perfect for any themed event!!!
Specialty programs available include "Kountry Klezmer", great
during Stampede or for rustic, ranch and country-inspired functions.
Also a beautiful "Festival of Lights" program with a seasonal flair
and special melodies capturing the universal "Joys" and "OY's"
of the Chanukah and Christmas holidays.
What draws and holds this ensemble together is their great love
of Klezmer Music and the desire to keep this heritage and tradition alive.
In other words, they’re...
Hooked on Klez!

"Take the OY Train" is perfect for all simchas (celebrations),
community events, festivals, concerts and weddings.
In fact,
Take the OY Train can play just about anywhere!
So clap your hands and kick up your heels. Take the OY Train
and you're bound to shout OY VEY!


 

Take The OY Train in Edmonton for the
United Jewish Appeal kick-off gala, Sept. 7th, 2003


Simchat Torah Concert and Celebration , October 18th, 2003


Take The OY Train in Edmonton, Alberta,  
December 21st, 2003 at the Fantasyland Hotel.


Take The OY Train "Live".


Gili Yisraeli, of Vancouver, British Columbia,
singer extraordinaire of Israeli and Chassidic wedding tunes.


At the Calgary Jewish Centre, Sunday December 14th, 2003,
for the Community Chanukah Celebration and Concert
.


Take The OY Train at Devonian Gardens,
downtown Calgary, Alberta, December, 2003.

 


Flo and "The Fabulous OY Boys" at a New York, New York
themed fundraiser, Sunday May 30th, 2004.


More of Flo and "The Fabulous OY Boys".

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Flo, members of Take the OY Train and special guests
provide the freylekh and lively music at Beth Tzedec's
Simchat Torah Celebration, October 7th, 2004.


Calgary City Hall Menorah Lighting Ceremony 2005.


Mayor Dave Bronconnier gets into the festive Chanukah spirit.



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Size of ensemble can be customized as to pricing
and event needs. E-mail:
taketheoytrain@shaw.ca


Contact Flo: (403) 397-6737
Or E-mail:
florencesinger@shaw.ca

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