Josie Duncan’s original songs were receiving airtime on Radio 2 before she even left university, and by the time she had graduated from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, audiences at festivals all over the world, from festival stages in Australia to basements in Glasgow, had come to recognise her as a vital figure within Scottish folk music.
The intervening years have led her to become an expert in crafting heart-warming songs which delicately balance traditional idioms and a contemporary outlook. Her own band offers a rich listening experience where captivating and melancholic vocal harmonies melt effortlessly into upbeat, searing melodies.
The ever-adventurous Poozies have been pushing musical boundaries for over 25 years and, with the release of their latest, Trad Award nominated album, ‘Punch’, enjoyed a whirlwind of festivals, tours and celebrity occasions. As always the band is anchored by the glorious bass of the electro-harp, and swings expertly between exhilarating sets of original tunes featuring monster twin fiddles and powerful, punchy guitar and bass drum, and an eclectic mix of songs with delectable 5-string banjo and 4-part vocal harmonies, all bursting with energy, seduction, rascality and invention.