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(Photo : Richard Faulks www.rfaulks.com)

Hello!

This week I shall mostly be in Longford for CRUTHU Arts festival. . .and today. . . .

Thurs 23rd July : CRUTHU Longford Arts Festival (until Sun 26th July)
KT : ‘Merrie Melodies’ Book Launch in Longford Library, Longford Town, Co. Longford, Ireland :
Internationally acclaimed  accordionist Karen Tweed talks and plays excerpts from her first book of musical compositions, ‘Merrie Melodies’. Karen composed the tunes, inspired by her background in the folk music traditions of Ireland, Scandinavia, France and beyond; she has also illustrated the book and handwritten the music notation.
1-2pm Free admission.
www.karentweed.com
http://cruthuartsfestival.com/

Thurs 23rd July : CRUTHU Longford Arts Festival (until Sun 26th July)
KT joins Philip Bryne for an evening of stories – spoken and musical.
8pm at The Little Blue Room, Longford.
http://cruthuartsfestival.com/

(This was drawn by Shi, a young lady who came over to me on a train recently and wanted to draw me. . .)

KT : ‘Friday 24th July 2015 : CRUTHU Longford Arts Festival (until Sun 26th July)
Longford Library :
Talk / workshop :  ‘The Lost Art of Letterwriting’. Internationally acclaimed  accordionist Karen Tweed talks about her passion for writing letters, gives a brief history of communication by post and hopes to inspire everyone to start writing letters, postcards and memoires again. . . Do bring a pen and some paper!
www.karentweed.com
1-2pm Free admission
http://cruthuartsfestival.com/

Fri 24th July : CRUTHU Longford Arts Festival (until Sun 26th July)
KT : ‘THE LONGFORD COLLECTION CONCERT’ at The Longford Arms, Longford Town, CO. Longford, Ireland :
The best of traditional Irish music from Longford and its neighbours, featuring (amongst others):
Noel Sweeney (flute), MairtinO Muiri (guitar / vocals), Donna McCann (concertina / vocals), Kim Fleming (harp), Niamh Francis (harp), Jim Braheny (button accordion), Frances Brennan (recitations), Jim McLoughlin (button accordion), Johnny King (bodhran, bones and spoons), Sean Thompson (button accordion), Michael Lennon (button accordion), Pat Finnerty (uilleann pipes), Seamus Thompson (fiddle), Olive Kilbane (fiddle)  and more . . .

These brilliant musicians also play and teach locally on a regular basis, ensuring local traditional music is alive and thriving. A fun, informal concert and a chance to hear how music cast it’s spell over them; they will be joined by guests, including Tom McElvogue (flute) and Karen Tweed (piano accordion).
A great evening of music, song and stories is guaranteed for all the family.
8pm – 10pm
Tickets : 7€ in advance / 10€ on the door / 5€ under 16s.
http://cruthuartsfestival.com/

Well? What are you waiting for? I’d better get my skates on; there’s a pile of tractors round here I’m wanting to do portraits of! (Eilidh Shaw of the Poozies has a lot to answer for as she got me into tractors in the first place! Addicted now. . .)

See yous later,

xK

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KT dates :

JULY:

Thurs 23rd July : CRUTHU Longford Arts Festival (until Sun 26th July)
KT : ‘Merrie Melodies’ Book Launch in Longford Library, Longford Town, Co. Longford, Ireland :
Internationally acclaimed  accordionist Karen Tweed talks and plays excerpts from her first book of musical compositions, ‘Merrie Melodies’. Karen composed the tunes, inspired by her background in the folk music traditions of Ireland, Scandinavia, France and beyond; she has also illustrated the book and handwritten the music notation.
1-2pm Free admission.
www.karentweed.com
http://cruthuartsfestival.com/

Thurs 23rd July : CRUTHU Longford Arts Festival (until Sun 26th July)
KT joins Philip Bryne for an evening of stories – spoken and musical.
8pm at The Little Blue Room, Longford.
http://cruthuartsfestival.com/

KT : ‘Friday 24th July 2015 : CRUTHU Longford Arts Festival (until Sun 26th July)
Longford Library :
Talk / workshop :  ‘The Lost Art of Letterwriting’. Internationally acclaimed  accordionist Karen Tweed talks about her passion for writing letters, gives a brief history of communication by post and hopes to inspire everyone to start writing letters, postcards and memoires again. . . Do bring a pen and some paper!
www.karentweed.com
1-2pm Free admission
http://cruthuartsfestival.com/

Fri 24th July : CRUTHU Longford Arts Festival (until Sun 26th July)
KT : ‘THE LONGFORD COLLECTION CONCERT’ at The Longford Arms, Longford Town, CO. Longford, Ireland :
The best of traditional Irish music from Longford and its neighbours, featuring (amongst others):
Noel Sweeney (flute), MairtinO Muiri (guitar / vocals), Donna McCann (concertina / vocals), Kim Fleming (harp), Niamh Francis (harp), Jim Braheny (button accordion), Frances Brennan (recitations), Jim McLoughlin (button accordion), Johnny King (bodhran, bones and spoons), Sean Thompson (button accordion), Michael Lennon (button accordion), Pat Finnerty (uilleann pipes), Seamus Thompson (fiddle), Olive Kilbane (fiddle)  and more . . .

These brilliant musicians also play and teach locally on a regular basis, ensuring local traditional music is alive and thriving. A fun, informal concert and a chance to hear how music cast it’s spell over them; they will be joined by guests, including Tom McElvogue (flute) and Karen Tweed (piano accordion).
A great evening of music, song and stories is guaranteed for all the family.
8pm – 10pm
Tickets : 7€ in advance / 10€ on the door / 5€ under 16s.
http://cruthuartsfestival.com/

AUGUST
Sun 9th August : KT & Tom McElvogue playing as part of Moya Brennan and Tim Jarvis’ Family Band evening at Leo’s Tavern, Donegal.

Tues 11th August : Mark Hickman & Karen Tweed : ‘Reels, Airs and Songs from the Heart’
Pier Street Playhouse 8.30pm – 10.30pm
Tickets : £7 / £5 (unwaged / under 16s)
VFringe Box office : 01983 716767 (also available online)
This event is part of the VFringe Friends / members opt in 2 for 1 scheme
http://ventnorexchange.co.uk/vfringe

A gentle trip looking out towards the musical horizons inspired by a life around Priory Bay, Isle of Wight. . . in the words and music of Mark Hickman (songsmith, musician, composer & luthier from St Helens, IOW) and Karen Tweed (accordionist and composer now based in Roscommon, Ireland).
‘So rarely do we meet living composers writing about the life they are living. These are not just brilliant musicians, re-telling beautiful stories, music is who they are,’ Shirley MacNamara
www.karentweed.com

Wed 12th August : Karen Tweed & The Dustbin Corner Ceilidh Band :   Sailors and Shipwrecks Fancy Dress Ceilidh
Pier Street Playhouse 3.30pm – 5pm
Tickets : £5 / under 6 years : £3 / family ticket (2 adults and 2 under 16s – none of whom need be related) : £10
VFringe Box Office : 01983 716767 (also available online)
http://ventnorexchange.co.uk/vfringe

A gentle (no experience necessary) barn dance – fancy dress optional (prizes for under 8 years, under 16 years and over 16s). Music by Karen Tweed (accordion), Mark Hickman (guitar and voice),Lorna Brownswood (flute) and caller Ian Watterson. Fancy dress optional on the theme of Shipwrecks and Sailors. . . you can come as the Mary Rose, a crab or a lobster pot or pirate, for example. . .

‘This band is a barrel of fun and frolics – get to see them or even better, book ’em!’
Shirley MacNamara
www.karentweed.com