Welcome to my website
Hello – Welcome to my website; I’ll be teaching and performing in some interesting places over the next few months including the Acadia Trad School in Bar Harbor, Maine, USA at the end of June and in Portugal in August. 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.
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.
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.