Jewish jazz, Irish roots and more


Time to catch up with Ireland's foremost traditional band, the Chieftains, and with those masters of "Jewish jazz," the New Orleans Klezmer All-Stars, on "The World Cafe" these next two weeks. Of course, that's not all that's happening on the show:

Thursday, May 13 Elliot Smith performs music from his album "XO"

Friday, May 14 David Dye visits with the Chieftains and James Galway

Monday, May 17 An encore presentation of Rufus Wainwright's Cafe visit

Tuesday, May 18 The Cafe welcomes Richard Julian for an interview and performance with music from his new CD, "Smash Palace"

Wednesday, May 19 David Dye presents a special "What's New in the Blues"

Thursday, May 20 Maverick recording artist Jude performs music from his debut album, "No One Is Really Beautiful"

Friday, May 21 Singer/songwriter Cheryl Wheeler visits the Cafe and plays music from her latest release, "Sylvia Hotel"

Monday, May 24 An encore presentation of Steve Earle and the Del McCoury Band's visit to the World Cafe

Tuesday, May 25 The New Orleans Klezmer All-Stars drop by for a performance and interview.

Wednesday, May 26 Gene Shay presents a special "Folk Report" from the Kerrville Folk Festival.

"The World Cafe", which is heard on more than 100 public radio stations nationwide, is produced by WXPN-FM (88.5) and airs locally from 2 to 7 p.m. weekdays. All live appearances air during the 3 to 4 p.m. hour.

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Originally published on May 13, 1999