Live review from Orkney Folk Festival, 2019:

“…the perennially fabulous Poozies, whose current cross-generational line-up maintains their sparkling standard of vivacious, inventive instrumentals, while giving fresh pride of place to Orkney native Sarah McFadyen’s brilliant, blackly comic dialect songwriting, arranged by the four-piece with note-perfect deadpan elegance.” Sue Wilson, The Scotsman

A selection of quotes for the album ‘Punch’:

“**** ..this is high-tempo, festival-headlining stuff.”  TimWoodall, Songlines Magazine

“..strong and seductive.. full of invention.. on song and tuned to perfection.” Alex Monaghan, Irish Music Magazine

“Punch comes with a variety of different meanings, but all of them have an underlying sense of drive and energy, of vim, verve and sheer pizzazz, as well as being a potent drink made up of various different flavours and spirits that coalesce into something uniquely its own. Pour yourself a glass and feel the oomph.” Mike Davies,

“Poozie fans, old and new, are in for a rare treat when the band tour this strong release live. A knockout Punch, indeed.” Ieuan Evans,

“..a mischievous mix of musical mayhem, spellbinding showcase instrumentals and probably some frogs legs to boot….unencumbered by conventional folk idioms” Jon Bennet,

“..outstanding originals, virtuoso interpretations and unexpected arrangements take you into uncharted realms … unique spheres that need no labels.” Tim Carroll, FolkWords

“..this is the serenade of a rare butterfly in the ring with a will to take on the wind and win. The Poozies return undaunted and full of energy.” Ian D Hall, Liverpool Sound and Vision

“…another delightfully varied and crafted work by excellent musicians packing punch and catchy charm aplenty.” Kevin T. Ward, Shire Folk

“…What a mighty sound they make for a four-piece! It’s both bewitching and scary, for there’s also a sinister alchemy at work between the four very different (and self-confessedly off-kilter!) musical personalities – and a keen sense of delicious mischief to boot.” David Kidman, fRoots Magazine

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