Karen Tweed

Annie G.

Annie grew up in Shropshire, started playing the piano when she was 8 and later took up the viola and joined the school and County Youth orchestras, which is where her love of playing in instrumental groups started. She worked as an architect planner for many years during which time she moved to Wales. She has two children, both of whom were educated through the medium of Welsh, so she learnt the language and then started teaching it to adults – there are now many English people in Wales who try to speak the language and make exactly the same mistakes as she did! She only discovered the accordion in her later years and hasn’t looked back since. She plays in Aderyn Prin Ceilidh Band and sings in Bangor Community Choir, but her real love is being part of an orchestra again.