The Bloomers is a trio accomplished musicians and performers.
After playing music together in non-official formats for few years, the group's founding members decided to take their passion to Irish music one step forward, and formed a group whose musical "trademark" is young, enthusiastic and lively arrangements to well-established (as well as original) Irish tunes and songs.
To date, The Bloomers have gained significant stage experience, as well as a reputation of an exciting group of accomplished musicians. They perform regularly in pubs, festivals and in various events and stages.
Daniel was born and raised in Tel Aviv, to a family of Scottish descent.
Singing and playing the guitar as a young child, Daniel's romance with Irish music began in his 20's, while attending the weekly session at the Molly Blooms pub in Tel Aviv.
In 2010, due to his desire to increase the place of traditional Irish music in his life, Daniel moved to Dublin, Ireland, where he lived for few years and integrated in local traditional music scene.
Daniel's style of playing derives inspiration from Irish guitarists such as John Doyle, Paul Brady and FullSet's Andrew Meaney.
Daniel Manor - Guitar/Vocals
Uri Schleifer - Fiddle
Jerusalem native Uri Schleifer, was born
to a family of accomplished musicians, and began playing the violin at the age of five.
In his teens, he discovered the exciting world of Celtic music – and fell in love with it.
First playing the Great Highland Bagpipe, Uri went back after few years to his first musical instrument, the violin (aka fiddle). He soon began playing gigs
all over Israel, and regularly attended the weekly session at the Molly Blooms pub in Tel Aviv.
While attending summer schools in Ireland, he was praised for his musical skills, and was often
approached with the question of "How can a young fellow from the Middle East sound so Irish??".
Uri's favorite Irish fiddlers are Bothy Band's Kevin Burke, Altan's Mairead Ni Mhaonaigh,
and Martin Hayes.
Philip Khripkov - Flute / Uilleann pipes
Flute/whistle player Philip Khripkov came to play traditional Irish music completely by chance.
After playing a range of musical styles, from classical music, through rock to electronic music, Philip's first exposure to traditional Irish music was during his early 20's, and he taught himself how to play the Irish tin whistle and the Irish flute.
Philip started attending the Molly Blooms' weekly session, and soon integrated in the pub's home band.
Philip attended several flute courses in Ireland.
He derives his main influences from flute players such as Matt Molloy, Emer Mayock and Jean-Michel Veillon, and pipers such as Padraig McGovern.