Karen Tweed and Karen Street Accordion-sing-alongs May 12th and May 13th 2018

Karen Tweed and Karen Street

Time to sing with the two Karens!

Don’t forget that WORLD ACCORDION DAY is on the horizon in May and to celebrate, the two Karens – Karen Street and Karen Tweed have 2 x TIME TO SING! days – one in CAMBRIDGE and one in KNUTSFORD:

Saturday May 12th : CAMBRIDGE Barhill Church, Hanover Close, Barhill, Cambridge CB23 8EH

10am -1pm : Workshop/rehearsal (for participating accordionists)

2pm – 4pm : Concert and sing-a-long with performances by Karen Street & Karen Tweed, Dawn Loombe and guests. Concert tickets £5

Accordionists wishing to participate and play need to register (fee is £12 and includes the concert) – for more details call/text: 01954 780772 / 07415 456307 or email:

karenstweed27@gmail.com

Music will be sent out in advance and all standards are welcome.

Sunday May 13th : KNUTSFORD Marthall Village Hall, Sandlebridge Lane, Knutsford WA16 7SB

11am -1pm : Workshop/rehearsal (for participating accordionists)

2pm – 5pm : Concert and sing-a-long with performances by Karen Street & Karen Tweed, Pearl Fawcett-Adriano, Barry Graham, Helen Rich, Mike Richards and Paul Hobbs. Concert tickets £3

Accordionists wishing to participate and play need to register (fee is £12 and includes the concert) – for more details call: Steve Hughes 01782 787935
or email:

steveh0g@gmail.com

Music will be sent out in advance and all standards are welcome.

A busy summer for accordionist Karen Tweed

Karen Tweed

The wonderful Karen Tweed must be one of the busiest accordionists in the UK.  She is ever-popular with her music drawing inspiration from World Music particularly from Scandinavia and Ireland.  Her CDs always feature collaborations with fabulous musicians.  You will find many of them in our CD section on this site. She’s also always busy teaching at workshops all over the UK.  Catch her at a venue near you this summer:

JULY

Wed 15th July : Karen Tweed teaching in Droitwich.

Thurs 16th July : Karen Tweed teaching in Droitwich.

see www.learningaccordion.com for details

Fri 17th July – Sun 19th July : Karen Tweed at Paddy and Anne Molloy weekend, playing with The Headers (Sat evening) Birmingham and teaching.
www.patmolloysummerschool.co.uk
0121 772 7780

Thurs 23rd July : CRUTHU LONGFORD (Arts Festival), Ireland until Sun 26th July. Karen Tweed playing, talking and exhibiting!

AUGUST

Sun 9th August : Karen Tweed & Thomas 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 : 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 : under 6 years : £3; over 16s : £5; family ticket (2 adults and 2 under 16s – none of whom need be related) : £10

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

Fri 14th August – Sun 16th August : KarenTweed solo concert at Gandara Festival, Portugal
Sun 16th August – Mon 17th August : KarenTweed/Thomas / Dad at the Fleadh, Sligo.
.(Sunday Afternoon) : Bunch of Keys Book Launch.