Our new album PUNCH by The Poozies, came out in may 2018!! Have a listen to some tracks here... if you want hear more, or buy an album, or book us for a gig, then head over to www.poozies.co.uk 

Artwork and cover design by myself!

Ailein Ailein - The Poozies
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A Gaelic song from Lewis sung here by Mary MacMaster.

BloodKnot - The Poozies
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BloodKnot is an amazing tune by The Poozies guitarist and drummer Tia Files. The second tune comes from fiddler Liz Carroll and is called Form Your Circle.

Easily Lead - The Poozies
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This is another song from The Poozies album in which I sing. This time it's a song from a dear pal from cape Breton, Deanie Cox.

The Chief - Harem Scarem
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This Old House - Sandy Wright & The Toxic Cowboys
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Wonder Of The World - Sandy Wright & The Toxic Cowboys
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The Salty Set - Sarah McFadyen, Kris Drever & Garry Finlayson
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Angus & Linda - Harem Scarem
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Whatever Turns You On - Aberfeldy
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Improbably Not - The Fiddletree
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Sally Gardens - Sarah McFadyen & Joey Sanderson
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Whores & Bitches - Sandy Wright & The Toxic Cowboys
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El Cumbanchero - Harem Scarem
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New Partner - Bonnie Prince Billy & Harem Scarem
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The Poozies

Life's Too Short - Sarah McFadyen
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Jennifer - Aberfeldy
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The Watchmen's Polka - Sarah McFadyen & Kris Drever
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Armageddon - Toxics
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The Quarry House - Sarah, Joel & Gris
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Ode To Duane Eddie - Harem Scarem
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Summer's Gone - Aberfeldy
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2017 brought working as part of the collaboration which is Oceanallover, a site specific performance art company.

This year's project, entitled Sea Hames, came about through a series of connections and memories involving my late Uncle Raymie's leather sewing machine; a memory of his horses dancing in Alex's (from Oceanallover) garden when he lived in Orkney; and inspiration from Orkney's Festival of The Horse & The Boy's Ploughing Match. 

I have composed a body of music for these performances, as well as putting Alex Rigg's poetry to melody.

We've performed in three different locations in Orkney, as well as in Dumfrieshire, and as part of the Dance International Glasgow festival in three separate locations also. 

Performing with Oceanallover is like being part of a moving abstract painting. A great sense of being in the moment and becoming part of the landscape while performing happens, making time slip into a parallel universe!

Sea Hames with Oceanallover

We got nominated for an award for the music and sound by The Critics Choice in Scottish Theatre!!!!

For a link to the album we recorded of this fabulous music from our Sea Hames performances head here - https://oceanallover.bandcamp.com/album/sea-hames

The McFaddyWaddys

Here we have The McFaddyWaddys after a weekend at The Orkney Folk Festival... where we slowly rambled from gig to gig playing our laid back new Hoy Hillbilly sounds. 

This is a thing so dear to my heart as I get to play tunes and songs with my Dad and my husband... hooray for The McFaddyWaddys!

We were some lucky to have Mr Sandy Wright & Cammy Sinclair join us for our Orkney Folk Festival debut.

The Fiddletree
Me & the wonderful Cera Impala
The Fiddletree at Celtic Connections
Sandy Wright, Joel Sanderson & me at the Dwarfie Stane, Hoy, Orkney
The Lost Quartet

© 2015 by Sissy Thistle