The Poozies, Sept 15, Birnam, Scotland

The Poozies, Sept 15, Birnam, Scotland

Only Perthshire Date For Top Band

The Poozies will play their only Perthshire date of this year at the Baronial Hall of The Birnam House Hotel on Thursday September 15th.The concert, which starts at 8.30pm, is the latest event to be organised by “The Fiddle Tree”, a voluntary, non-profit making promotions group based in Birnam.

The Poozies have been evolving as a band for just over a decade. From their early beginnings with pop/rock singer Sally Barker, through their contemporary folk phase with Kate Rusby, their music has reflected their intense interest in many different genres of music. Their current incarnation takes them back closer to their roots in traditional Celtic music and includes founder members Karen Tweed (piano accordion, vocals), Patsy Seddon (electro-harp, clarsach, fiddle, vocals), Mary Macmaster (electro-harp, clarsach, vocals) alongside new girl Eilidh Shaw (fiddle, vocals).

The musical chemistry between Karen Tweed and Eilidh Shaw is simply stunning. The exquisite accordion and the delicate interweaving fiddle create a magical blend of harmony and counter-melody, decorated and melded by the nylon and metal strung harps of Patsy Seddon and Mary Macmaster. The incredible sound of the Camac electro-harp beautifully underpins the arrangements, and Patsy’s twinned fiddle injects layers of irresistible rhythms into the mix. Even more spine-tingling are their close vocal harmonies, drawn not only from the rich veins of the Scottish & Gaelic Traditions but from a range of influences that crosses many musical and cultural borders.

Irrepressibly imaginative treatment of traditional and contemporary tunes, glorious harmonies and uplifting performances have ensured The Poozies’ place at the forefront of the folk/roots music scene in Britain today. Their success is evidenced by their continued popularity with audiences. They play to packed houses where ever they go and they are constantly in demand at festivals throughout the summer months.

Advance tickets for the Birnam show cost £9 / £7 (concessions). If available, tickets on the door will cost £12 / £9.

To take advantage of the discounted advance prices, purchase you tickets now from The Birnam House Hotel (01350) 727462 or Birnam CD (01350) 727158 Details of future Fiddle Tree promotions can be found at For more info. on The Poozies, visit

Re: The Poozies, Sept 15, Birnam, Scotland

And well worth the price, in my not-so-humble opinion.
What I can’t work out, having just seen Kate Rusby with her band at Towersey Festival, is how she became so bland, after working with the Poozies. Severely underwhelmed, I was !