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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) / 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) / 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 CDTRAX 249)

Changed Days, Same Roots
The Poozies

Greentrax Recordings CDTRAX 249 (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 CDTRAX 342)

Yellow Like Sunshine
The Poozies

Greentrax Recordings CDTRAX 342 (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, May 25, 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 Carrol;
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 August 21, 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, May 18, 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