May Monday 21st Anniversary Tour : 1st – 13th November 2019 

May Monday
Photograph by Marion Gobel

Karen Tweed and Timo Alakotila aka May Monday are touring the UK playing England, Scotland, Ireland, and the Welsh border in November and celebrating 21 years of friendship.

Karen Tweed (piano accordion) and Timo Alakotila (piano) met in Denmark in 1998, released their seminal CD May Monday in 2001 which gained international acclaim and was voted CD of the year by BBC Late Junction‘s presenter Fiona Talkington. Two albums followed – Midnight May Monday and now Midsummer May Monday and this tour celebrates 21 years of their superb music and great friendship. Timo, based in Helsinki and Karen, based in Orkney are inspirational creatives, composers and teachers – their collaboration combines Karen’s wacky, mercurial and vivacious wizardry with Timo’s quiet genius. Both teach on music courses at Sibelius Academy in Finland, Newcastle University and The World Academy of Music and Dance at Limerick University while Timo’s music was featured in this year’s BBC Proms at The Royal Albet Hall, London.

Mostly they perform music that goes beyond words and genre.

Artist’s website: https://www.karentweed.com/

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Tour dates:

Friday 1st November
ORKNEY
Orkney Arts Society, King Street Halls, Kirkwall KW15 1JF
Concert: 7.30pm £12 non-members/£10 members £2 schoolchildren
Info: 07415 456307

Saturday 2nd November
NEWTYLE, SCOTLAND
Hatton Castle, Newtyle, Angus PH12 8UN
Please park in the village.
2-5pm Mixed Instrument Workshop (£20)
Concert: 8pm (£10 donation)
Info: hattoncastle@gmail.com

Sunday 3rd November
EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND
Acoustic House Concert
Concert: 8pm
Info/tickets: karenstweed27@gmail.com
Limited tickets available.

Monday 4th November (lunchtime)
WORCESTER, ENGLAND
Elgar’s Birthplace Museum, The Firs, Crown East Lane, Lower Broadheath, Worcestershire WR2 6RH
Concert: 1pm   £8 – on the door.
Info: 07415 456307

Monday 4th November (evening)
NAILSWORTH, ENGLAND
Christchurch, Newmarket Road, Nailsworth, Gloucestershire GL6 ODQ
Concert: 7.30pm
£10 advance/£12 – on the door £3 schoolchildren
Info: 07415 456307

Wednesday 6th November
NEWCASTLE UNIVERSITY, ENGLAND
Folk Degree Course teaching

Thursday 7th November
GATESHEAD, ENGLAND
The Sage, Gateshead, St. Mary’s Square, Gateshead Quays, Gateshead NE8 2JR
HTTPS://sagegateshead.com/whats-on/may-monday-karen-tweed-timo/

Friday 8th November
STOCKPORT, ENGLAND
Teaching at The Fosbrooks Folk Education Trust

SUNDAY 10th NOVEMBER
BAREFIELD, CO. CLARE, IRELAND
Barefield Community Centre, Co. Clare.
2pm Instrumental Workshops (Int/Adv) €10
Concert: 3pm €15 full/€10 students
Workshop & concert rate and family rate available.
Advance booking required.
Info: +353 87 2229813

Monday 11th November
LIMERICK UNIVERSITY, IRELAND
World Academy of Music and Dance, Limerick University, Ireland
Traditional Music Degree /MA teaching

Tuesday 12th November
LIMERICK UNIVERSITY, IRELAND
World Academy of Music and Dance, Limerick University, Ireland
Concert: 1pm Free admission

Wednesday 13th November
OSWESTRY, ENGLAND
Rhydycroesau Village Hall, Oswestry SY10 7JE
Concert: 8pm (BYO drink) £13 adults/£8 children
With Special Guests Brackenbury & Neilson
Info: Rowanthorn Shop, Oswestry 01691 791403 / 01948 710218