Karen is delighted to announce
her new CD 
with Margaret Robertson.

‘Island Girls – Beach Daze’ is now available and you can order it on CD or digital download from the shop.

CD Launch concert notice

It is with deep regret that the 2 Shetland concerts Margaret Robertson and I were hoping to launch our new CD at, have now been cancelled due to the rise in Covid figures. 

These would have been:
Monday 13th December atCullivoe Hall, Yell
Tuesday 14th December at The Big Kirk, St Columbus Kirk, Lerwick
We are very disappointed not to be playing but hope to reschedule the concerts in 2022 when it’s safe to do so.
Our recording, ‘Island Girls – Beach Daze’ is available on both Cd and download in my shop.

Many thanks and we wish everyone a peaceful and safe Christmas and New Year.
Warmest wishes, Karen


Karen Tweed is running 3 x residential weeks at the Linklater Voice Centre, Orkney UK to explore creativity, fun, lyricism within your music. Expect a whirlwind of ideas, new music and the joy of creating with others while sharpening your own musical skills.

Joined by Jeff Moore (fiddle/composer) in February, Karen Street (accordion/saxophone/composer) in March and Margaret Robertson (fiddle/piano/composer) in September, these courses are designed to open your musical imagination with the most skilled and fun tutors around.

Early Bird Cost £1,325 + VAT for the first 8 participants.
Normal Price £1,500 + VAT.

For information click HERE or email karenstweed27@gmail.com

PLEASE NOTE: When clicking the link to book, you will be taken to the Kristin Linklater Voice Centre (KLVC) website. KLVC is handling the administration and payment of these workshops, and you will create a registration profile with KLVC prior to booking. Both sites will outline the relevant details of the courses.


Welcome to my packed website with new CDs, downloads, publications and cartoony T-Shirts….


I am doing illustrative work too, both as part of my own publications and for commissions.


I’m composing and recording with Tom McElvogue, Karen Street and May Monday. Watch this space….

Christmas Cards from Karen and Friends!!!

Eeeeek! Christmas is coming…. so here’s some fun cards to help you smile your way through it – all available in my online shop!

I hope you are all keeping safe and well in these difficult times.

Here are the videos of the Live Slow Sessions so far – all on Youtube and my own Youtube Channel, so you can play and replay them anytime. Click the playlist icon in the top right of the video thumbnail to see all the videos in the playlist. Do feel free to share these with anyone who would like to see/join in with them:

and email me if you’d like pdfs of the music and I can give you details on how to get them.


Many thanks to Richard and Kirsty Pitkin, Lorraine Carpenter, Joe Pieczenko, Richard Fryer, Mike Nelson, my brother Paul Tweed and sister Lauren Ellis (and her husband Graham) plus Niall Keegan and Sandra Joyce (University of Limerick) whose inspiration and help I value so dearly.

And to all the dear friends along the way without whom I’d forget to laugh and stop a while.

Bless you all 🙂
Karen xxx

A blast from my past

A fun live concert just released on Swedish Radio recorded in 1992 with the Kathryn Tickell Band (Kathryn, myself, Ian Carr and Geoff Lincoln). The music begins at about 1.43

Karen Tweed & Timo Alakotila – May Monday

special thanks to Jamie McCoan (video editing) and Carrefour Mondial Festival, Quebec, Canada