From: SEFAN [admin_at_sefan_dot_org_dot_uk]
Sent: 05 September 2006 11:17
Subject: SEFAN:2006-09-05:02.ANNOUNCE. Original Poozies on Tour. press release and tour dates
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From: karen tweed <kstweed_at_yahoo_dot_co_dot_uk>
Date: 3 September 2006 15:54:16 BDT
Subject: Poozies press release and tour dates

Pioneering all female folk legends The Poozies are re-united in their original dynamic line up for a Nationwide tour from September to December 2006.
The band originally formed in 1990 when the Scottish Harp duo of Patsy Seddon, and Mary Macmaster, otherwise known as Sileas, appeared on a solo album by Singer Songwriter Sally Barker.
Sally informed them of her desire to form an all female band, and after hearing the deft Accordion work of  Karen Tweed at a festival in Hong Kong set about forming Folkís Fab Four.
After two albums of achingly beautiful tunes, and soulful songs, Sally left to start a family, and was replaced by the soon to be folk star in waiting Kate Rusby. One album, and an ep later, Kateís solo career took her away from the fold, only for the enchanting Eilidh Shaw to add some fine Fiddle work, and extra Gaelic vocal charm to the captivating Poozies wave of sound.
However, with Eilidh herself now taking a maternity break, Sally has returned to the Poozie family to add her vibrant voice to Patsy, and Maryís haunting Harps, and Karenís mesmeric Accordion playing.
With Sally back on board you can expect to hear a whole gamut of musical emotions ranging from melifluous melodies to Blues tinged ballads, and Rock star rawness, while still maintaining that essential ethereal otherworldliness that is forever The Poozies.
Part traditional, often groundbreaking, always entertaining, uplifting, soul searching, foot tapping, and wide ranging The Poozies are a band to suit all moods.
Miss them at your peril, as this line up may never pass your way again.
Should you wish to interview The Poozies they can be contacted by sending an e mail to
Kstweed_at_yahoo_dot_co_dot_uk  or richard_dot_penguin_at_virgin_dot_net (if you can not contact Karen.)

Thursday 14th September- Ireland- Festival of the peninsula
Friday 15th September-Southport- Southport Arts Centre
Saturday 16th September-Wolverhampton-Little Civic-(01902-552121)
Sunday 17th September-Worksop- Regal Centre-(01909-482896)
Monday 18th September- Stamford-Stamford Arts Centre-( 01780-763203)
Tuesday 19th September-Lincoln- Black Horse-(07810-140011)
Wednesday 20th September-York- National centre for early music-(01904-658338)
Thursday 21st September-Stanley-Lamplight Arts Centre-(01207-218899)
Friday 22nd September- Cirencester-Sundial Theatre-(01285-654228)
Saturday 23rd September-Worcester-Huntingdon Hall-(01905-611427)
Sunday 24th September-Hitchin-Sun Hotel-(01462-812391)
Monday 25th September-Nettlebed- Nettlebed Village Club-(01628 636620)
Saturday 14th October-Bungay-Fisher Theatre-(01379-384080)
Sunday 15th October-Loughborough-Loughborough Town Hall-(01509-231914)
Wednesday 1st November-Birkinhead-Pacific Road Arts & Exhibition centre-(0151-6470752)
Thursday 2nd November-Blackwood-Blackwood Miners Institute-(01495-227206)
Friday 3rd November-Lichfield-Lichfield Arts Centre-(01543-262223)
Saturday 4th November-Fareham-Ashcroft Arts Centre-(01329-310600)
Sunday 5th November-Newport Harbour- Quay Arts Centre-(01983-528825)
Monday 6th November-Stroud-Subscription Rooms-(01453-760900)
Wednesday 8th November-Winchester- Tower Arts Centre-(01962-867986)
Thursday 9th November-Bristol-St Georgeís Bristol-(0845-4024001)
Friday 10th November-Darlington-Darlington Arts Centre-(01325-483271)
Saturday 11th November-Edinburgh-Pleasance Cabaret Bar. 

(many apologies if I've missed highlighting any of the gigs in the SEFAN region. 1d x)
Penny Allen      /      Anthony John Allen

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