The Poozies

Genres: World
Decades: 1990s 2000s


Originally formed by two members of Sileás, Patsy Seddon (12 January 1961, Edinburgh, Scotland) and Mary Macmaster (b. 22 November 1955, Glasgow, Scotland; harps), Sally Barker (b. 19 September 1959, Barrow upon Soar, Leicestershire, England; guitar) and Karen Tweed (b. 1963, Willesden, London, England; accordion), the Poozies are a UK-based quartet broadly operating within the traditional music format. They made their debut in 1993 with Chantoozies, an album demonstrating their considerable musical dexterity and sumptuously rendered harmonies, with vocals shared between each member. Among the best songs on the album were ‘We Built Fires’, a co-composition between Barker and Jim Woodland, Pete Morton’s ‘Another Train’ and Martin Ansell’s ‘Honesty’. Cover versions included the Carter Family’s ‘Foggy Mountain Top’, though some of the originals, notably the Macmaster/Barker co-composition, ‘Crazy...

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