Mayse (Tales) Shirim sticks almost exclusively to traditional klezmer music, but with their relentless drive to create within the tradition. Drawing from the repertoire of Naftule Brandwein, Dave Tarras, Moshe Bergovsky, Shloimeke Beckerman and others, the band expands on the repertoire with magical improvisations and arrangements. A sense of magic and storytelling is created as the music is interwoven with field recordings from Ellis Island, bar mitzvah receptions and more. A stunning display of the versatility of the music, from hot improvsations on the dance tunes to the meditative peace of the wedding welcoming tune (Dobriden). The one original, Glenn Dickson's "Tchatchkes," has become a staple at Shirim concerts!