The ever-adventurous Poozies are most definitely back, showing off their fantastic new line-up and all-new material – most of which makes up their hard-hitting new album ‘Punch’. Newbies Sarah McFadyen and Tia Files have joined founding member Mary Macmaster and long-term cohort Eilidh Shaw, and together they continue to play a dazzling, joyfully eclectic mix of contemporary and traditional tunes with beefy, powerful accompaniment, while their perfectly executed songs vary dramatically from Gaelic waulking songs to old-time American, country and pop.
‘The Poozies remain one of Scotland’s most distinctive and best-loved bands, having blazed a trail not only for female musicians but by mixing and matching myriad styles and material, from pop hits to Gaelic songs, Americana ballads to original tunes, gorgeous 4-part harmonies to gutsy instrumental attack.’ Sue WIlson
Calum McIlroy is a guitarist and Scots Singer from Elrick in Aberdeenshire and a student at the prestigeous Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Through intricate and detailed accompaniment, he presents a range of contemporary, self-composed and traditional Scots Songs. With a diverse list of influences, he draws inspiration from the likes of Kris Drever, Karine Polwart and Findlay Napier.