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The Poozies: Chantoozies

The Poozies: Chantoozies (Hypertension HYCD 200 132)

Chantoozies
The Poozies

Hypertension Music HYCD 200 132 (CD, UK, 1993)

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Produced by The Poozies and Peter Haigh;
Recorded by Peter Haigh at Pier House Studios;
Sleeve notes mostly by Karen Tweed;
Front and back covers by Richard Faulks;
Artwork and design by Peter Seal

Musicians

Sally Barker: guitar [1-10], vocals [1-2, 5-7, 10-11], backing vocals [3, 9];
Mary Macmaster: metal-strung harp [1-2, 8-9], electro harp [4-7, 10], percussion [3, 8], juggling [4], vocals [2-3, 6, 9, 11], backing vocals [1, 5, 7, 10];
Patsy Seddon: electro harp [1-3, 6, 8-9], gut-strung harp [4-5, 7], fiddle [6, 8], percussion [10], vocals [2, 6, 10-11], backing vocals [1, 3, 5, 7, 9];
Karen Tweed: piano accordion [1-10], vocals [2, 11], backing vocals [1, 3, 5-6, 9-10];
Jenny Gardner: fiddle [6]

Tracks

  1. We Built Fires (6.15)
  2. The Mountaineers Set: Charlie Lennon's / Wissahickon Drive / The Mountaineer's Reel / Tossing the Mane (5.02)
  3. Les Femmes Chaussees (3.21)
  4. Willie's Old Trousers: Sean Triubhas Uilleacham (Willie's Old Trousers) / The Whole Thing (3.24)
  5. Honesty (6.15)
  6. Foggy Mountain Top (3.42)
  7. Crazy Raven (8.44)
  8. Wark: Waking Up in Wonderful Wark / Gary Connolly's (6.42)
  9. Dhèanainn Sùgradh (The Dark-Haired Girl) / Murdo Mackenzie of Torridon (6.38)
  10. Love on a Farmboy's Wages (3.53)
  11. Another Train (3.39)

Track 1 Sally Barker, Jim Woodland;
Track 2a Charlie Lennon;
Track 2b Liz Carroll;
Track 2c Patsy Seddon, Mary Macmaster;
Track 2d Patsy Seddon;
Track 3 Bobbie Wayne;
Track 4a trad. Scottish;
Track 4b, 8a Karen Tweed;
Track 5 Martin Ansell;
Track 6 Carter Family;
Track 7 Sally Barker, Mary Macmaster;
Track 8b Gary Connolly;
Track 9 trad.;
Track 9b Bobby McLeod;
Track 10 Andy Partridge;
Track 11 Pete Morton

Video

A very early Poozies (still with Jenny Gardner on fiddle) sing We Built Fires at the 11th Shetland Folk Festival in May 1991:

> Folk Music > Records > The Poozies: Dansoozies

The Poozies: Dansoozies

The Poozies: Dansoozies (Hypertension HYCD 200 150)

Dansoozies
The Poozies

Hypertension Music HYCD 200 150 (CD, UK, 1995)

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Produced by The Poozies and Roy Ashby;
Recorded at Hart Street Studios, Edinburgh;
Engineered and mixed by Roy Ashby;
Photographs by Richard Faulks, Davy Steele and The Poozies;
Artwork and design by The Poozies and Graham Walker;
Art finish by Andreas M. Wittig

Musicians

Sally Barker: lead and backing vocals, acoustic guitar, small and battered tambourine;
Mary Macmaster: lead and backing vocals, metal-strung harp, electro harp, percussive eggs, shaker, ever so slightly minimal temple bells;
Patsy Seddon: lead and backing vocals, gut-strung harp, electro harp, fiddle, manic sewing;
Karen Tweed: backing vocals, piano accordion, percussive eggs, epistles of biblical proportions

Tracks

  1. Hey How My Johnny Lad (Roud 7148; G/D 7:1351) / The Wind That Shakes the Barley (4.28)
  2. Two Fifty to Virgo / Micky Dan's (5.14)
  3. Company of Women (3.40)
  4. Cotton Mill Girls (Roud 11548) (3.15)
  5. The Bay Tree Set: The Bay Tree / Faca Sibh / Jig Jazz (6.05)
  6. Static on My Radio (5.45)
  7. The Polkas: Kerry Polka / Dennis Murphy's / Swannie's (3.04)
  8. In Between the Lines (3.40)
  9. Poncho and Lefty (5.43)
  10. Beinn' a' Cheathaich (The Misty Mountain) / Charlie Lennon's / Four Four Two / Pipe Major George Allan (2.22)
  11. Collapsing at Hoagies / Pushing the Porsche (2.22)
  12. (I Am the Captain of This) Ship of Love (3.16)
  13. In Another Life (4.17)

Tracks 1ab, 5b, 7a, 10a trad. arr. The Poozies;
Track 2a Angus R. Grant;
Track 2b Mick McAuley;
Track 3 words Sally Barker, Martin Ansell; music Sally Barker;
Track 4 Hedy West;
Track 5a Andy Cutting;
Track 5c Brendan Power;
Tracks 6, 10c Sally Barker;
Track 7b Dennis Murphy;
Tracks 7c, 11a Karen Tweed;
Track 8 Steve Goodman, Steve Burgh;
Track 9 Townes Van Zandt;
Track 10b Charlie Lennon;
Track 10d Donald MacLeod;
Track 11b Patsy Seddon;
Track 12 words Sally Barker, Mary Macmaster; music Sally Barker;
Track 13 Sarah Allen

> Folk Music > Records > The Poozies: Come Raise Your Head

The Poozies: Come Raise Your Head

The Poozies: Come Raise Your Head (The Poozies POOZ01)

Come Raise Your Head
The Poozies

The Poozies POOZ01 (CD EP, UK, 1997)

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[1-3] recorded by Stuart Hamilton at Millennium Studios, Haddington;
[4] recorded by Jon Scullard live in Luxembourg;
Additional recording, mixing and mastering by Peter Haigh and Mary Macmaster at Pier House Studios, Edinburgh;
Sleeve design by Bryan Ledgard and Karen Tweed

Musicians

Kate Rusby: lead and backing vocals, guitar, fiddle;
Mary Macmaster: lead and backing vocals, metal-strung harp, electro harp, percussion;
Patsy Seddon: lead and backing vocals, gut-strung harp, electro harp, fiddle;
Karen Tweed: backing vocals, piano accordion

Tracks

  1. The Widow / Charlie's Cap (4.19)
  2. Mr Grapes / Heidi Hendi (4.41)
  3. Lonesome Road (2.26)
  4. The Bay Tree Set: The Bay Tree / Faca Sibh / Jig Jazz (5.49)

Track 1a Mick Ryan;
Track 1b Karen Tweed;
Track 2a Patsy Seddon;
Tracks 2b, 4a Andy Cutting;
Track 3 James Taylor;
Track 4b trad. arr. The Poozies;
Track 4c Brendan Power

> Folk Music > Records > The Poozies: Infinite Blue

The Poozies: Infinite Blue

The Poozies: Infinite Blue (Pure PRCD03)

Infinite Blue
The Poozies

Pure Records PRCD03 (CD, UK, 1998)

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Produced by Jim Sutherland;
Recorded by Oliver Knight at Temple Studios, Midlothian;
Mixed by Jim Suthelrand and Nick Kinloch at Inky, Edinburgh, in June 1998;
Live photographs by Christian Wurm, Barbara McDermitt and The Poozies;
Sleeve design by The Poozies and Bryan Ledgard;
Digital artwork by Bryan Ledgard

Musicians

Kate Rusby: lead vocals [3, 6, 10], backing vocals, guitar, fiddle, Yorkshire-aware tourist counselling;
Mary Macmaster: lead vocals [1-2], backing vocals, metal-strung harp, electro harp, Peugeot packing;
Patsy Seddon: gut-strung harp, electro harp, fiddle, backing vocals, rabbit exclusice fencing;
Karen Tweed: piano accordion, backing vocals, hypertextual correspondence

Tracks

  1. Come All Ye Lonely Lovers (Roud 843; Laws M22) (3.24)
  2. Hogties Reel / Si Morag / Lasses Fashion reel (6.33)
  3. Neptune (4.10)
  4. Crooked Road to Dublin reel / Tack Till Thomas (2.53)
  5. Ma Plaid (Roud 6720; G/D 5:1063) / Freya Dances (7.07)
  6. Sorrows Away (Roud 1220) (2.30)
  7. Maja's Brudvals / Tanteeka / Lost in Fishponds waltz (6.14)
  8. The Shepherd's Wife (Roud 1055; G/D 7:1513) / Andrew Carr slip jig (4.36)
  9. The Mill House / Rabbit Stew / Freddie's Reel (4.54)
  10. The Maid of Llanwellyn (Roud V11915) / Emma & Jamie's Wedding waltz (5.48)

Tracks 1, 2bc, 4a, 5a, 6a, 8ab, 9b trad. arr. The Poozies;
Track 2a Phil Cunningham;
Track 3 Jim Malcolm;
Track 4b The Poozies;
Track 5b Mary Macmaster;
Track 7a Fredrik Lindh;
Track 7b Jo Freya;
Track 7c Jane Harbour, John Hunt;
Tracks 9ac John Martin;
Track 10a words Joanna Baillie, Kate Rusby; music Kate Rusby;
Track 10b John McCusker

> Folk Music > Records > The Poozies: Raise Your Head

The Poozies: Raise Your Head

The Poozies: Raise Your Head (Compass 7 4290 2)

Raise Your Head
A Retrospective
The Poozies

Compass Records 7 4290 2 (CD, USA, 2000)

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Musicians

Mary Macmaster: metal-strung harp [1-4, 14], electro harp [5-6, 8-10, 12-13], temple bells [8], vocals [4, 7, 9], backing vocals [1, 3, 5, 8, 10-13];
Patsy Seddon: electro harp [1-4, 11, 14], gut-strung harp [5-6, 8-9, 12], fiddle [8-10], vocals [4, 7, 8-9, 12], backing vocals [1, 3, 5, 10-11, 13];
Karen Tweed: piano accordion [1-6, 8-14], vocals [4, 7, 9], backing vocals [1, 3, 5, 8, 10-13];
Kate Rusby: guitar [2], fiddle [2, 12], vocals [1, 13], backing vocals [12];
Sally Barker: guitar [3-6, 8-11, 14], tambourine [8], percussion [10], vocals [3-5, 7, 9-11], backing vocals [8]

Tracks

  1. The Widow / Charlie's Cap (4.17)
  2. Mr Grapes / Heidi Hendi (4.17)
  3. We Built Fires (6.15)
  4. The Mountaineers Set: Charlie Lennon's / Wissahickon Drive / The Mountaineer's Reel / Tossing the Mane (5.02)
  5. Honesty (6.15)
  6. Willie's Old Trousers: Sean Triubhas Uilleacham (Willie's Old Trousers) / The Whole Thing (3.24)
  7. Another Train (3.39)
  8. Hey How My Johnny Lad (Roud 7148; G/D 7:1351) / The Wind That Shakes the Barley (4.28)
  9. The Bay Tree Set: The Bay Tree / Faca Sibh / Jig Jazz (6.05)
  10. Company of Women (3.40)
  11. Poncho and Lefty (5.43)
  12. Ma Plaid (Roud 6720; G/D 5:1063) / Freya Dances (7.07)
  13. The Maid of Llanwellyn (Roud V11915) / Emma & Jamie's Wedding waltz (5.48)
  14. In Another Life (4.17)

Tracks 3-7 are from Chantoozies (1993);
Tracks 8-11, 14 are from Dansoozies (1995);
Track 1-2 are from Come Raise Your Head (1997);
Tracks 12-13 are from Infinite Blue (1998)

> Folk Music > Records > The Poozies: Changed Days, Same Roots

The Poozies: Changed Days, Same Roots

The Poozies: Changed Days, Same Roots (Greentrax CDTRAX249)

Changed Days, Same Roots
The Poozies

Greentrax Recordings CDTRAX249 (CD, UK, August 2003)

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Recorded by Stuart Hamilton at Castlesound Studios, Pencaitland;
Mixed by Stuart Hamilton with Mary Macmaster and Eilidh Shaw;
Photos by Libby Shaw and Olivia Rutherford;
Layout by John Slavin

Musicians

Mary Macmaster: electro harp [1, 3, 5-8], gut-strung harp [2], metal-strung clarsach [7, 10-11], temple bells [2], vocals [2, 9], backing vocals [4, 6, 8, 10];
Patsy Seddon: gut-strung harp [1, 3, 5, 7-8], electro harp [2, 4, 9-11], fiddle [3, 7-8], vocals [6, 8, 10], backing vocals [2, 9];
Karen Tweed: piano accordion [1-5, 7-11], backing vocals [2, 4, 6, 8-10];
Eilidh Shaw: fiddle [1-3, 5, 7-11], vocals [4], backing vocals [2, 6, 8-10]

Tracks

  1. Tam: Haveröpolska efter Jonk Jonas / Tam the Banjo (4.05)
  2. Sunny: Ged Is Grianach an Latha / Dr Iain MacAonghais (4.51)
  3. The Great Debate: The Kilbrack Ramblers / Miss Lyall / Bridge of Dee / Sam's Tune (7.10)
  4. All I Want: Wouldn't It Be Lovely / Midnight Mead (3.59)
  5. Augustus Gloop: The High Road to Ford Augustus /^ Lost in the Loop (5.16)
  6. Rosa: Matulu Moja (1.49)
  7. Lila: Liten Vals / Julia's Waltz (5.35)
  8. Daniel's Potatoes: Maire's Hornpipe / Kate and Rosie's / Buntàta / Hungry As a Bear (4.56)
  9. Throw the Ball: The Last House in Our Street (3.25)
  10. Gertrude: Kath's Joy / Chuir m'athair mise (6.08)
  11. Paddy: My Dad Paddy / Motorway Mazourka / The Red Jacket (6.13)

Tracks 1a, 2a, 3ab, 5a, 6, 8c, 10b trad. arr. The Poozies;
Track 1b, 11a Eilidh Shaw;
Track 2b Alan MacDonald;
Track 3c James Young;
Track 3d Sarah Northcott;
Track 4a Frederick Loewe, Alan Jay Lerner;
Tracks 4b, 7b Karen Tweed;
Track 5b Liz Carroll;
Track 7a Hanna Wiskari;
Track 8a Maire Breathnach;
Track 8b Seaney Dorris;
Track 8d Daniel Lapp;
Track 9 Colum Sands;
Track 10a Alex Davidson;
Track 11b John Swayne;
Track 11c Mary Macmaster

> Folk Music > Records > The Poozies: Yellow Like Sunshine

The Poozies: Yellow Like Sunshine

The Poozies: Yellow Like Sunshine (Greentrax CDTRAX342)

Yellow Like Sunshine
The Poozies

Greentrax Recordings CDTRAX342 (CD, UK, October 2009)

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Recorded by Stuart Hamilton at Castlesound Studios, Pencaitland;
Mixed by Stuart Hamilton;
Mastered by Calum Malcolm;
Photo by Louis de Carlo;
Design by Peter Seal

Musicians

Patsy Seddon: gut-strung harp, lead vocals [1, 4b, 7], vocals;
Mairearad Green: accordion, pipe drone, vocals;
Sally Barker: guitar, lead vocals [4a, 6], vocals;
Eilidh Shaw: fiddle, vocals;
Mary Macmaster: electro harp, lead vocals [2, 9], vocals

Tracks

  1. Hò Mhòrag / John Stephen of Chance Inn (4.59)
  2. Black-Eyed Susan (Roud 560; Laws O28) (2.43)
  3. The Great Alpaca: The Hen's March / Nina's Jig / El Paco Grande (5.46)
  4. Canada / Oh Mo Dhùthaich (6.04)
  5. Planxty Colonel: The Planxty Lover / Col Sig of the 2-2-6 (3.48)
  6. Two Hearts (4.09)
  7. Is Tosa Mo Run: An Páistín Fionn / Fionn's Tune (5.11)
  8. Lovely in the End: Billy and Carmel's 25th Wedding Anniversary / Ted Morris's Christmas Coal Chase / Lovely in the End (7.46)
  9. Will I See Thee More? (3.02)

Track 1a Alasdair MacMhaigstir;
Track 1b Angus Fitchett;
Track 2 Laura Viers;
Track 3a Donald MacLeod;
Track 3b Niall Vallely;
Track 3c Roddy MacDonald;
Tracks 4a, 6 Sally Barker;
Tracks 4b, 7a trad. arr. The Poozies;
Track 5a Martin Green;
Track 5b Eilidh Shaw;
Track 7b Charlie McKerron;
Track 8a Simon Bradley;
Track 8b Karen Tweed;
Track 8c Jenny Smith;
Track 9 John McCusker, John Tams

> Folk Music > Records > The Poozies: Into the Well

The Poozies: Into the Well

The Poozies: Into the Well (Schmooz CD002)

Into the Well
The Poozies

Schmooz Records CD002 (CD, UK, 25 May 2015)

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Produced by Donald Hay;
Recorded by Joe Peat at Old Laundry Studio, Glenfinnan, and the Sonic Lodge, Edinburgh;
Mixed by Stuart Hamilton at Castlesound Studios, Pencaitland;
Mastered by Calum Malcolm;
Photography by Ruth Barrie;
Design by Peter Seal

Musicians

Eilidh Shaw: fiddle, vocals;
Sally Barker: vocals, guitar;
Mairearad Green: accordion, vocals;
Mary Macmaster: harps, vocals

Tracks

  1. Percy's: The Duchess of Percy / La Paella Grande / Pam Holden's Reel / Alone in the Castle (4.56)
  2. Southern Cross (4.59)
  3. Chuirinn / Memoirs of a Geezer (4.27)
  4. Achiltibuie (6.24)
  5. Ryvita: Only Viveka / Howie Came Unglued (5.33)
  6. Ghost Girl (4.22)
  7. Polkas: Pedal No More / Annie's Tae / Bike to Ballyhahill (5.25)
  8. Small Things in the Cupboards (4.19)
  9. Men Set: Men in the Mountain / Eoghan / Steele the Show (5.12)
  10. Three Chords and the Truth (3.36)

Tracks 1a, 3a, 9b trad. arr. Poozies;
Track 1b Charlie McKerron;
Tracks 1c, 3b, 4, 7a Mairearad Green;
Track 1d Simon Bradley;
Track 2 Andrew Peter Griffiths;
Tracks 5a, 9c Karen Tweed;
Track 5b Elidh Shaw;
Track 6 Sally Barker;
Track 7b Niall Vallely;
Track 7c Liz Carroll;
Track 8 Tim Dalling, Julia Darling;
Track 9a Donald Shaw;
Track 10 Lynn Miles

Video

The Poozies with special guests Signy Jakobsdottir and Su-a Lee play an Achiltibuie-inspired piobaireachd on 21 August 2012 at The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh:

> Folk Music > Records > The Poozies: Punch

The Poozies: Punch

The Poozies: Punch (Schmooz CD003)

Punch
The Poozies

Schmooz Records CD003 (CD, UK, 18 May 2018)

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Produced by Inge Thomson;
Recorded and mixed by Stuart Hamilton at Castlesound Studios;
Mastered by Dean Honer at The Bowling Green;
Artwork and design by Sarah McFadyen

Musicians

Mary Macmaster: Camac electro harp, vocals;
Eilidh Shaw: fiddle, vocals;
Sarah McFadyen: fiddle, 5-string banjo, guitar, vocals;
Tia Files: guitar, stomp box, bass drum, fiddle, vocals

Tracks

  1. Punch: Punch in the Fèis / Casino / Dubh an Tomaich (5.49)
  2. Ailein: Ailein Ailein / Slingpolska (5.00)
  3. Bloodknot / Form Your Circle (6.18)
  4. Soaking in the Bathtub (4.49)
  5. Isabel (4.03)
  6. Knees of Fire / The Chase (5.34)
  7. Wedding Song (4.13)
  8. Plecthumb / Kopanitsa / After the Silence (5.47)
  9. Easily Led (3.17)

Track 1a Eilidh Shaw;
Track 1b Hannu Kela;
Tracks 1c, 2ab, 8b trad.;
Tracks 3a, 8a Tia Files;
Track 3b Liz Carroll;
Track 4 Sarah McFadyen;
Track 5 Jim Sutherland;
Track 6a Gavin Firth;
Track 6b Thomas Kinsella;
Track 7 Anais Mitchell;
Track 8c Niall Vallely;
Track 9 Deanie Cox

> Folk Music > Records > The Poozies: Soaking in the Bathtub

The Poozies: Soaking in the Bathtub

The Poozies: Soaking in the Bathtub (Schmooz)

Soaking in the Bathtub
The Poozies

Schmooz Records (DL single, UK, 6 September 2018)

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Produced by Inge Thomson;
Recorded and mixed by Stuart Hamilton at Castlesound Studios;
Mastered by Dean Honer at The Bowling Green

Musicians

Mary Macmaster: Camac electro harp, vocals;
Eilidh Shaw: fiddle, vocals;
Sarah McFadyen: fiddle, 5-string banjo, guitar, vocals;
Tia Files: guitar, stomp box, bass drum, fiddle, vocals

Tracks

  1. Soaking in the Bathtub (4.49)
  2. Blackberry (6.58)

Track 1 Sarah McFadyen;

Video

> Folk Music > Records > The Poozies: Fresh Blood

The Poozies: Fresh Blood

The Poozies: Fresh Blood (Schmooz)

Fresh Blood
The Poozies

Schmooz Records (DL single, UK, 1 December 2018)

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A charity single for Bloodwise in memory of Anne Files. Bloodwise fund world-class research into all types of blood cancer.

Musicians

Mary Macmaster: Camac electro harp, vocals;
Eilidh Shaw: fiddle, vocals;
Sarah McFadyen: fiddle, 5-string banjo, guitar, vocals;
Tia Files: guitar, stomp box, bass drum, fiddle, vocals

Tracks

  1. Fresh Blood (4.16)

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Other records with The Poozies

Various Artists, The Shetland Session Vol. 1, CD, Lismor LCOM 7021, 1992

Various Artists, The Shetland Session Vol. 2, CD, Lismor LCOM 7022, 1992

Huntingdon Folk 2 (SVL 06CD) Various Artists, Huntingdon Folk 2, CD, Speaking Volumes SVL 06CD, 1998

Various Artists, Cambridge Folk Festival: A Celebration of Roots Music 1998-99, CD, BBC WMEF00572, 2000

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