Karen Tweed

Karen Tweed

BandFolkAcoustic

Karen Tweed is an amazing experience - a rollercoaster of delight, blazing musical dexterity punctuated with stop-you-in-your-tracks timing. . .her accordion breathes technicolour stories without words and leaves you with vivid memories you never realised you had.

Biography

Karen Tweed

One of the leading lights on the UK and international folk scenes, Karen Tweed is the mercurial, wacky and elegant English accordion queen, known for groundbreaking collaborations (Kathryn Tickell, The Poozies, Swåp, Two Duos Quartet, May Monday) and inspirational teaching. Her stunning solo album Essentially Invisible to the Eye is out now; a beautiful suite, taking us on an autobiographical musical journey, illustrating how much the accordion has become Karen’s voice and pen and muse. One woman, one instrument ... her touch and musicality is quite extraordinary, breaking accordionesque preconceptions and boundaries. She has a box full of musical treasures to share.

“I honestly can't remember the last time I enjoyed folk-music as much…”
Paul Pledger, Allgigs.co.uk

Discography

KAREN TWEED DISCOGRAPHY
1989 ROGER WILSON : ‘THE PALM OF YOUR HAND’
1993 POOZIES : ‘CHANTOOZIES’
1992 LIVE COMPILATION (& TV SERIES) : ‘THE SHETLAND SESSIONS’ VOL 1
1992 LIVE COMPILATION (& TV SERIES) : ‘THE SHETLAND SESSIONS’ VOL 2
1993 THE KATHRYN TICKELL BAND : ‘SIGNS’
1994 LIVE COMPILATION : ‘ACROSS THE WATERS – IRISH TRADITIONAL MUSIC FROM ENGLAND’
1994 KAREN TWEED : ‘DROPS OF SPRINGWATER’
1994 KAREN TWEED : ‘THE SILVER SPIRE’
1994 KAREN TWEED : ‘KAREN TWEED’S IRISH CHOICE’ (BOOK)
1995 POOZIES : ‘DANSOOZIES’
1995 SALLY BARKER AND THE RHYTHM : ‘TANGO! MONEY’S TALKING’ (EP)
1995 IAN CARR & KAREN TWEED : ‘SHHH’
1995 CUSAN TAN : ‘KISS OF FIRE’
1995 COMPILATION : ‘A CELTIC LEGACY’
1995 PETE MORTON : ‘COURAGE, LOVE AND GRACE’
1996 COMPILATION : ‘FOLK ‘N’ HELL’
1997 LIVE COMPILATION : ‘THE GATHERING’
1997 ROY BAILEY : ‘NEW DIRECTIONS IN THE OLD’
1997 IAN CARR & KAREN TWEED : ‘FYACE’
1997 SWAP : ‘SWAP’
1997 POOZIES : ‘COME RAISE YOUR HEAD’ (EP)
1998 POOZIES : ‘INFINITE BLUE’
1999 TWO DUOS QUARTET : ‘HALF AS HAPPY AS WE’
1999 SWAP : ‘SIC’
2000 ROY BAILEY : ‘CODA’
2000 COMPILATION : ‘LIVE AT HALKAERKRO’ (LIVE FESTIVAL TRACKS FROM KATHRYN TICKELL BAND, POOZIES AND SWAP)
2001 BILL JONES : ‘PANCHPURAN’ (Produced by Karen Tweed)
2001 POOZIES ‘COME RAISE YOUR HEAD RETROSPECTIVE’
2001 MAY MONDAY : ‘MAY MONDAY’
2001 VARIOUS ARTISTS : NORDIC ROOTS COMPILATION
2001 SYLVIA HEROLD : ‘A MOCKINGBIRD SINGS IN CALIFORNIA’
2002 SWAP : ‘MOSQUITO HUNTER’
2002 ANDY CUTTING & KAREN TWEED : ‘ONE ROOF UNDER’
2003 FAERD : ‘FAERD’
2003 COLUM SANDS : ‘THE NOTE THAT LINGERS ON’
2003 POOZIES : ‘CHANGED DAYS SAME ROOTS’
2004 4K PLOT : ‘NEW CONSTELLATIONS FOR WIND, SOLE AND DRAWING INSTRUMENTS’
2005 TONY HILLYARD : ‘EACH STEP ON THE WAY’
2005 SWAP : ‘DU DA’
2006 UNDERTOE : ‘WALKING DOWN ANGELL ROAD’
2006 KATHRYN TICKELL : ‘STRANGE BUT TRUE’
2007 MAY MONDAY : ‘MIDNIGHT MAY MONDAY’
2008 KAREN TWEED & JOHN KIRKPATRICK : THE SEVERN SUITE (CD & BOOK)
2008 UISCEDWR BIG BAND : ‘NAKED AND DANGEROUS’
2009 UISCEDWR : ‘FISH CAT DOOR’
2009 ESKIL ROMME : ‘HIMMERLANDMELODIER’
2009 CHRIS WOOD : ‘ALBION’
2009 COLUM SANDS : ‘LOOK WHERE I’VE ENDED UP NOW’
2009 BROOKS WILLIAMS : ‘THE TIME I SPEND WITH YOU’
2010 GORDON GILTRAP : ‘SHINING MORN’
2010 KAREN TWEED : ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS PIANO ACCORDION TUTORIAL (BOOK & CD)
2011 DAVE MALLINSON : THE PIANO ACCORDION ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS
2011 DAVE MALLINSON : THE PIANO ACCORDION ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS (BOOK)
2011 JACKIE OATES : ‘SATURNINE’
2012 KAREN TWEED : ‘ESSENTIALLY INVISIBLE TO THE EYE’
2012 JINSKI : ‘SHIP AHOY’ (CD / EP)
2012 COMPILATION : ‘THE BUNCH OF KEYS’
2013 DEMPSEY, ROBSON TWEED : ‘DiRT ROAD’

Set List

1. Hanoria
('Miss Hanoria McNamara of Ballybunion' / 'L'Indifference' / 'Maria' / 'Rue De L'Oiseau' / 'Robins')
2.Ffion
('Fion's Waltz' / 'Mr Sunny' / 'Our Peter' / 'Black and White' / 'Miles' Bouree')
3. Pamela Rose
('Pamela Rose Grant' / 'An Gallope' / 'Double Yuk' / 'Baudimic'/ 'Washington Square Park')
4. Karine
('Edelweiss' / 'Que Sera Sera' / 'The Striking Clock' / 'Tom Edwards' / 'The Morgan Rattler' / 'No Better Friends' / 'Mattie and Karine')
5. Lorraine
('Mannen Utan Minne' / @lovely Lorraine' / Miss Hanoria' (reprise))