Karen Tweed at Croydon Folk Club, Monday 25th February, 8:15

Karen Tweed is the mercurial, wacky and elegant English Accordion Queen, known for ground-breaking collaborations (Kathryn Tickell, The Poozies, Swåp, Two Duos Quartet, May Monday).

She started to play the piano accordion at the age of 11.

The button accordionist John Whelan later became her biggest inspiration and ignited her passion for Irish traditional music.

She turned professional in 1989, working with singer/songwriter Roger Wilson.