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Show of Hands - The Best One Yet

Thursday 28th October 2021

St Mary's Arts Centre, Sandwich

Declan O'Rourke

Friday 12th November

Canterbury Cathedral Lodge

The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican

Saturday 20th November 2021

Colyer-Fergusson Room, Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Usher's Island

Sunday 28th November 2021

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Martyn Joseph

Saturday 4th December 2021

Waterstones, Canterbury


The Poozies - 25th Anniversary Tour

Thursday 10th March 2016

The Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start

Full price £15
Students  £7.50

Box Office  01227 769075

Celebrating their 25th year on the road, The Poozies are one of the longest-standing UK folk groups, having earned a reputation as pioneers and trail-blazers, not only by being the first all-female folk band on the scene, but also because of the ease with which they unashamedly crossed folk with pop, soul, country, Scottish Gaelic and, in their own words, ‘any enticing genre’.
That same format of ingenuity and exuberance remains and it is this winning formula that carries the unmistakable, trademark Poozie je ne sais quoi. Their unique sound is a powerful combination of rhythmic, punching acoustic guitar, growling electro-harp, and dexterous fiddle and accordion, with spine-tingling songs in four-part harmony.
Founder members Sally Barker (guitar) – who reached the 2014 final of BBC1’s The Voice, mentored by Sir Tom Jones – and Mary Macmaster (harp), feature alongside Mairearad Green (accordion) and Eilidh Shaw (fiddle), delivering spine-tingling multi-instrumentals and tight four-piece harmony vocals.
The band released their most recent album, Into The Well, in May 2015 to great reviews and throughout a month-long spring UK tour.
But sadly, after 25 years this will be the last tour with the current line up, as when the tour ends Sally and Mairearad will be leaving, and the future of the Poozies will be in Mary’s hands.  Don’t miss this final chance to see the incredible Poozies.

“The inventiveness of the Poozies’ music puts them light years ahead of the pack.” Acoustic Magazine
“…their wide musical intelligence and ingenious interplay remain instantly recognisable and distinctively original.” 
“The Poozies continue their crusade to cross folk with soul, pop, country and as they say ‘any enticing genre’ and in doing so create a potent blend, heart warming, uplifting and, well, harmoniously faultless…”  Fatea Magazine
“….a force to be reckoned with on the traditional folk scene…fantastic vocal harmonies and spectacular instrumentals.”
Folk Radio UK

- Date Added 14/01/2016