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Album Review

Consider this a potted history of the Poozies, or perhaps an introduction to their incarnations. Certainly they picked a good time to do it, with the departure of Kate Rusby from the fold, and this does sum up several years of recording history. While there's nothing unreleased, there are tracks "The Widow/Charlie's Cap" and "Mr. Grapes/Heidi Hendi" from a hard-to-find EP by the most recent lineup, as well as cuts from the first two Poozies albums, which never saw any real U.S. release. More than anything, this album illustrates the way the band developed. "We Built Fires," from the debut Chantoozies, now seems very tentative and unformed compared to later efforts, especially a piece like "Ma Plaid." There's no doubt that Rusby brought something to the band, an inspired confidence and great vocal ability that had been missing, freeing up the others to add more textures to the music. Certainly, with their combined backgrounds — Seddon and McMaster in Sileas, and Tweed with so many the list is endless — their ability is beyond question. While their sensibilities are very much settled in the British Isles, when they venture out, as on Townes Van Zandt's "Poncho And Lefty," they manage to bring something new to a well-trodden song. This looks back at the end of a chapter, but another would unfold soon thereafter.

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Just for Another Train!

I give them five stars for recording Another Train. This is one of the most beautiful songs I have ever heard. If you're depressed or feeling discouraged and you need some help being pulled up out of the deep this song is for you!


Formed: 1989

Genre: World

Years Active: '90s

For over a decade, the British folk band the Poozies has combined innovative arrangements with a love of classic Celtic melodies. The group formed in 1989, when former Sileas members Mary Macmaster (metal-strung and electro harps, percussion, and vocals) and Patsy Seddon (gut and electro harps, percussion, vocals, and fiddle) shared their idea of an all-female folk group with guitarist/vocalist/percussionist Sally Barker. They connected with accordion player/vocalist Karen Tweed and fiddler Jenny...
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