Karen teaches privately via Zoom and also runs Zoom workshops with Karen Street.

Email her for details: karenstweed27@gmail.com

Tweed’s True North Music Immersion Series

Karen Tweed is running 3 x fully 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. Places are limited to 13 on each course.

1. With Jeff Moore (violin and composer)

Sunday 13th – Saturday 19th February 2022
This week is aimed at combining orchestral skills with hands-on arrangements. Traditional music from Québec, Ireland and Orkney is combined with newly composed music from Jeff and Karen.
Both reading music and playing by ear will be explored.
www.karentweed.com
www.jeffmoorecomposer.com

Click HERE to book.

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.

 

2. With Karen Street (Accordion, Saxophone and Composer)

Sunday 13th – Saturday 19th March 2022
This week is aimed at accordionists who wish to look at a varied repertoire and nurture their own accordion voice. Karen Street’s jazz/swing meets Karen Tweed’s folk; both love the orchestral harmony that only the accordion can bring. This week is inspired by their popular fortnightly Zoom workshops which have taken place since mid-lockdown.
www.karentweed.com
www.karenstreet.com

Click HERE to book.

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.

 

3. – with Margaret Robertson (fiddle and piano)

Sunday 16th – Saturday 22nd October 2022
This week is aimed at instrumentalists who wish to broaden their repertoire and arrangement ideas exploring the music of Ireland, Shetland, Orkney and beyond. Margaret Robertson’s love of both traditional folk melodies of her Shetland home and swing/jazz harmony is shared by Karen who began her journey through Irish traditional music, became captivated by Shetland, then Sweden and now Orkney.
www.karentweed.com
www.margaretrobertsonmusic.co.uk

Click HERE to book.

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.

 

Normal Price £1,500 + VAT

There is an Early Bird Cost £1,325 +VAT for the first 8 participants.

 

The workshop schedules are the same for each course:

Sunday evening:

Arrival/registration.
6pm Welcome Dinner.

Week schedule (25 hours workshop time)

Monday:

9.30am – 1pm: Session 1 (includes tea break)
Lunch
3pm – 6pm: Session 2 (includes tea break)
Dinner
7.30pm- 9pm : Tutor Informal Performance and questions!

Tuesday:

9.30am – 1pm: Session 1 (includes tea break)
Lunch
3pm – 6pm: Session 2 (includes tea break)
Dinner
7.30pm – 9pm: Art Talks! With Karen and a local artist.

Wednesday:

9.30am – 1pm: Session 1 (includes tea break)
Lunch
3pm – 6pm: Session 2 (includes tea break)
Dinner
7.30pm – 9pm: Dance Talks! With Karen and. . .
Dawn Johnston (Dance Tutor/caller – February workshop)
Linklater Voice Workshop
Dawn Johnston (Dance Tutor/caller – October workshop)

Thursday:

Free time – to see around Orkney arranged by LVC or you can stay at LVC for the day.
6pm: Dinner at a restaurant in Orkney. People pay for their own food and drink.

Friday:

9.30am – 1pm: Session 6 (includes tea break)
Lunch
3pm – 5pm: Session 7 (includes tea break)
Set up for performance.
Dinner
7.30pm: Performance

Saturday:

Breakfast and depart.

 

Notes:

  • Maximum number of participants: 13
  • No absolute beginners.
  • Over 18s only.
  • Music to be sent out in advance. Participants are to provide their own music stands, a notebook and pencil/pen.
(c) Richard Faulks (www.rfaulks.com)