Welcome to my website
2013 proved to be full of health issues and has resulted in me stepping back from full-time touring. I’m now based on the Isle of Wight and enjoying focusing on developing compositional ideas, teaching and kick-starting some new collaborations with creative artists I’ve met since settling here in November 2012.
I’ll be letting you know what’s in store shortly
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 and Colum Sands. 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.