05 Mar 12

Workshops

Karen conducts workshops in fiddle, tin whistle and banjo covering beginner, intermediate and advanced levels and to date has taught at:

  • Fiddles on Fire Festival (The Sage, Gateshead and King’s Place, London)

  • Fiddles at Witney

  • Pipers Tionol (Proitzer Mühle, Wendland, Germany)

  • Comhaltas na Breataine Convention – Glasgow and Leeds

  • Wimborne Folk Festival

  • Michael Shanley Festival (Kiltyclogher, Co. Leitrim)

  • Rhine Valley Feis Ceol (Alsace, France)

  • Guildhall School of Music & Drama

  • Wigmore Hall

  • London Irish Music School

among others …

Karen has worked in schools as a workshop leader to introduce children to traditional Irish music, song and dance – most recently at Essex Primary School to celebrate ‘Refugees Week’ – 3 days of workshops, culminating in an 8 minute public performance by a year 5 class.

Karen has also collaborated on creative projects with the 'BBC Symphony Family Orchestra'

‘Karen is a TTCT (Comhaltas) qualified traditional Irish music teacher, she is also a qualified secondary school teacher (Maths) and CRB checked.'

Fiddle Workshop Group, RVIA Feis Ceoil - Alsace, France 2009