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.
Karen has helped to liberate the piano accordion from the oompah band stereotypes and to demonstrate the instrument’s full melodicism.
She is also in huge demand for her work as an arranger, a composer and an inspirational tutor. She regularly teaches on the BA and MA courses at the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at Limerick University and on the BMus course in Folk and Traditional Music at Newcastle University.
Her music moves with ease between blistering melody lines and soulful backing
"One woman, one instrument … her touch and musicality is quite extraordinary, breaking accordion-esque preconceptions and boundaries."
"She has a box full of musical treasures to share." Irish Echo
Entrance: £10 or £8 for members. You can book in advance at "http://wegottickets.com/croydonfolkclub" or Pay on the door
Doors open at 8.00 Starts at 8.15 For more information, contact Brian or Jenny on 0208 660 5919 or 07703210795
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Cedar Hall at Ruskin House, 23 Coombe Road, Croydon CR0 1BD