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Welcome to my website

Hello – Welcome to my website; I’m teaching and performing in some fantastic places over the next few months. Sadly, due to not being able to secure a visa in time (a ghost in the machine and the USA inflexible rules re processing), I am not going to be teaching or performing at Acadia Trad School in Bar Harbor, Maine, USA at the end of June . . . but I will be performing at Cruthu Arts Festival, Longford, Ireland (23rd – 26th July), as part of the frolics at Leo’s Tavern in Gweedore, Donegal (Sun 9th August), at  Ventnor Fringe, Ventnor, Isle of Wight (11th – 12th August) and Gandara Festival, Portugal (Saturday 15th August). I can’t wait! See the gigs page for more details. I’m also teaching via skype and in person in various places – contact me for more information at info(at)karentweed.com.


(c) Richard Faulks (www.rfaulks.com)


Karen Tweed is the mercurial, wacky and elegant English accordion queen, known for her inspirational teaching and ground breaking collaborations. Since deciding to pursue a musical career in the late 1980s, Karen has risen to become one of the leading lights on the UK and international folk scenes working with amongst others Kathryn Tickell, The Poozies, Swap, Two Duos Quartet, Hell Said the Duchess and May Monday. She’s also a stunning soloist, her musical approach is informed by tradition yet crucially breaks convention and takes acoustic music into a new realm.

(c) Peter Crann (www.itchyfeet.ie)

Audio Previews

Since the release of my solo CD, “Essentially Invisible to the Eye”, I have been working and recording with Steve Jinski, Johnny Coppin, Colum Sands and Eskil Romme. I am now editing and compiling a series of tunes books following requests for my tunes which appeared on my solo CD.
If you’d like to hear some of my music, click here for track previews and more on Soundcloud.

Audio Previews


Due to so many inquiries, I’ve decided to dedicate a page on my new website for some of my posters, cartooning and artwork. I hope you enjoy them :)

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