The Poozies – 12 May

Saturday 12 May 2018
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

A long overdure return visit from this leading wonen’s traditional group who we first promoted in 1993.
The Poozies first burst onto the folk scene in 1991, when folk music wore elaborately patterned woolly jumpers and was only seen in dingy back rooms and very late at night on BBC2 – yet from the word go they were breaking out and happily exploring the musical universe.
The folk scene was then, as now, very male-dominated and so it was a conscious decision back then to be an ‘all-female’ band. The name came from a den of iniquity frequented by Robert Burns, called Poozie Nancy’s, and there is some debate amongst the four founder members as to whether the now-obvious meaning of ‘Poozie’ was realised back then… but the feeling now is that it’s pretty rock and roll!!

The Poozies are Mary Macmaster on vocals and Camac electro-harp, Eilidh Shaw on fiddle and vocals, Sarah McFadyen on fiddle, banjo and vocals, and Tia Files on guitar, fiddle, vocals and stompbox.

The evening will start with a set from the Traditional Music Students of Sabhal Mòr Ostaig.

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2. Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, An Talla Mhòr