Please contact Karen for pricing and scheduling.
Born in London in the early 1960s to an Irish mother and an English father who both loved dance music of any kind, it was no surprise that Karen took up the accordion at the age of 11. Having been voted the All Ireland Accordion champion on five occasions, Karen finally turned professional in the late 1980s and has risen to become one of the leading lights on both the UK and International folk scenes.
As a tutor at universities, workshops, summer schools, and master classes in the UK, Ireland and Scandinavia, Karen also teaches privately and by Skype, opening her ideas to students worldwide.
Her methodology has proved to be inspirational and confidence-blooming as she seeks to bring out and develop the uniqueness of each student. Her knowledge and openness in relation to broadening repertoires and improvising styles, technique, and performance is second to none and she has become a legacy as a true role model for musicians and artists alike. She has also written and edited four music publications.