The Poozies to play Lancashire next month

The Poozies
The Poozies

Veteran all-woman Celtic folk legends The Poozies play Lancashire date next month.

A four-piece folk band described as Britain’s premiere Celtic roots all-woman supergroup play a one-off gig at The Dukes in Lancaster this March.

The Poozies were founded more than 20 years ago by Sally Barker, seen on BBC1 last year as one of Tom Jones’ finalists in The Voice.

An award-winning songwriter and well established singer of folk, blues, jazz and a touch of heavy-metal, she’s supported many famous headliners, including Bob Dylan, Robert Plant, Jimmy Nail and Richard Thompson.

Renowned for their spine-tingling close vocal harmonies, the band have enjoyed critical acclaim as one of the most joyous and life-affirming acts on the folk scene.

The Poozies were formed in 1990 following a collaboration between famed Scottish harp duo Sileas (Patsy Seddon and Mary Macmaster) and English singer Sally.

The trio all agreed there was a gap in the market for a women’s folk supergroup, and when Sally met all-Ireland accordion champion, Karen Tweed, at the Hong Kong Folk Festival, a band was born.

Initially touring as a five-piece band, the band enjoyed success wherever they travelled due largely to the unrelenting spirit of joy at the core their music, irrespective of any changes on the surface.

Sally is joined on stage by fellow founder member Mary,one of the world’s leading exponents and innovators of the metal-strung clarsach and the Camac electro-harp; Eilidh Shaw, who cut her teeth on the Scottish Dance Band circuit; and Mairearad Green, arguably best known for her compositions and a winner of the Composer of the Year at the Scots Trad Music Awards.

Together they create a sparkling blend which bridges folk and contemporary music.

The Poozies are at The Dukes on March 20. Tickets are priced £14/£12 concs.

For more informationor to book call 01524 598500 or visit www.dukes-lancaster.org