Welcome to the Poozies home on the internet. Happy New Year everyone!.
Our big news is that our very own Sally Barker has beaten tens of thousands of people to get on to this years series of The Voice UK. Sally is being her usual down-to-earth, unflappable self about the whole thing, (unlike the rest of us), and says she is just doing her thing and seeing where it takes her. We are all very proud of her and delighted that her amazing talent has been recognised on a bigger scale. AND WE ARE VERY EXCITED!!!!
The Poozies are looking forward to a very busy 2014 with the release of a brand new album and tours at home and abroad. If you'd like to book the band please get in touch with our fabulous Agent Craig through his website: http://www.twentytwopromotions.com
Meanwhile the rest of us are pretty busy at Celtic Connections. I have made a list and put links for info on each gig below, but would especially like to mention the very happy reunion of Mary's band Shine, with Alyth MacCormack and Corrina Hewat. Following their Celtic Connections gig they will be relaunching their beautiful album Sugarcane in April, but you can get it before the rush from our website soon. Why not visit our new shop where you'll find a fantastic selection of CDs related to all our individual projects as well as Mairearad's hugely popular DVD and tune book, and of course our latest album 'Yellow Like Sunshine' and our previous CD 'Changed Days, Same Roots'. http://www.poozies.co.uk
Gigs involving us at Celtic Connections:
Eilidh, with Damian Helliwell's Metta in The Arches, Saturday 18th January at 7.30pm:
Mairearad, with Sarah Hayes' New Voices in the Mitchell Library, Sunday 19th January at 1pm
Mary, with Shine in the Mitchell Library, Sunday 19th January at 8pm
Eilidh, with Calum MacCrimmon's Boraraig in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Saturday 25th January at 1pm
Mary, with The Barnstormers in St Andrews on the Square, Sunday 26th January at 7.30pm
Eilidh, with Calum MacCrimmon's Boraraig (full show) in the Mitchell Library, Wednesday 29th January at 8pm
Mairearad and Eilidh, with Mairearad and Anna! in The Arches, Saturday 1st February at 7.30pm
Here's a little slideshow of photos of the Poozies on and off stage. It was put together by Joe Peat, one of our lovely sound men. The music is a track from our last album 'Yellow Like Sunshine'. It is called 'The Great Alpaca' and consists of tunes called The Hen's March by Donald MacLeod, Nina's Jib by Niall Vallely and 'Il Paco Grande' by Roddy MacDonald. Enjoy!