Recent & Upcoming Performances:

Thu Apr 4
Klezmer Kings
Lifelong Ithaca, Ithaca, NY

Sat Apr 6
Playford Gang
English Country Dance
Christ Episcopal Church, Binghamton, NY

Sun Apr 14
Cornell University Klezmer Ensemble
Dance Party
Anabel Taylor Hall, Ithaca, NY

Sun Apr 21
Tioga County Contra Dance
St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Owego, NY

Sat May 4
Playford Gang
English Country Dance
Christ Episcopal Church, Binghamton, NY

Sat Jun 15
Walton, NY

Sun Jun 23 {tentative}
Playford Gang
English Country Dance
Slow Lane, Ithaca, NY

Sat Jun 29
New York Faerie Festival
Ouaquaga, NY

Mon Jul 8
Klezmer Kings
South Hill Cider, Ithaca, NY

Sun Jul 21
solo (early music)
Much Ado in the Garden
Cutler Botanical Garden, Binghamton, NY

Sun Jul 28
Klezmer Kings
Yiddish Dance Party
Brooktondale (NY) Community Center, Brooktondale, NY

Fri Dec 6 tentative
Contra dance
First Presbyterian Church, Cooperstown, NY

allen lutins is a Binghamton, NY based multi-instrumentalist/ethnomusicologist best known for his work with several Ithaca-based klezmer ensembles. He is co-founder of klezmer group Klez Project, Celtic/Scandinavian/Americana band Rosetree, and early music ensemble Playford Gang. His primary instruments are clarinet, Irish whistles and guitar. He also dabbles in Turkish saz and various percussion instruments, and received two years of training in Hindustani music on the sitar.

Performance by my band Klez Project at the Schwartz Center for the Performing Arts, Ithaca NY 21 July 2015
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Recording of my duo Rosetree at my home studio 5 February 2018
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Solo recording at my home studio 26 February 2017
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Moe Levine (allen's maternal grandfather) providing allen's first music lesson
Abe Stern (allen's paternal grandfather) with tenor guitar