From Camden to Tulla album cover

Tulla accordionist Andrew Mac Namara first met and played music with Karen at the Feakle Festival in 1991. Over the 25 years since then, they’ve played together on and off in Feakle, Galway and London.

During the last few years, Andrew and Karen have been joined by Karen’s husband, Liverpool pianist Pete Quinn, and the trio have played some high-powered sessions as part of the Feakle Festival at Pepper’s Bar each August. There seems to be a spontaneity and spark to the music when the three get together, which many have commented on. 

This prompted their decision to record an album in Andrew’s house over two days in February 2017. Recorded, mixed and mastered by Matt Purcell, From Camden to Tulla was launched at the Willie Clancy Summer School in July 2017.





"This is exquisite duet playing, music with pedigree, with respect, a celebration of what has gone before. It will linger in the ear long after the last note has played." Noel Hill 

"The music has great rhythm, is pure, vibrant, deeply traditional and you won’t be able to stop that foot tapping along." Neansaí Ní Choisdealbha 

"Masterly renditions of some grand old tunes...powerful and intoxicating." Alex Monaghan, Irish Music Magazine

"A beautiful and energetic album with wonderful bounce. Two thumbs way up." Daniel Neely, The Irish Echo


Watch a clip of Andrew, Karen and Pete performing on Fleadh TV:


From Camden to Tulla can be purchased as a digital download or CD via Bandcamp: