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CD and Gig Updates!

It’s been quite a while since I have posted anything in the blog, so it seems like a good time for an update! After all kinds of technical problems and seemingly endless frustrations (don’t ask), the new CD, which is called ‘Stydd‘, is finally available. It can be listened to and obtained from Amazon, iTunes, […]

Getting on Down in Gilcrux!

Another good night for Stooshie at Gilcrux Village Hall on Saturday 10th November on our Arts Out West tour of West Cumbria.  We were met by Julie the hard-working organiser and her daughter at the attractive, newly-refurbished hall and were soon provided with tea and home-made ginger cake by another of the friendly volunteers. The […]

Stooshie on Arts Out West Tour

We have now done three of the five Arts Out West gigs on our world tour of west Cumbria. We started out at Culterham Hall in Mawbray, way up in the north west of the county, close to the Solway Firth. A really good venue and a full hall with some very kindly folk who […]

The Kirkgate Centre, Cockermouth 15 September 2012

We had a fab time at the Kirkgate last night.  Young, local folksters Yan Tan got us off to a great start with their take on some trad tunes from the UK and the USA.  We loved the song about beans and corn bread! With an age range from 12-18 years, singing and playing flute, […]

Singin’ Out at the Mardale Inn

Thanks to Chalky for inviting us to play at the Mardale Inn in Bampton last night; we had a really good couple of sets and tried out our vocal chords in public for the first time with a couple of songs.  Quite interesting, after several years of playing together, to make the shift from a […]

Ulverston gig

Had a long trip down to Ulverston in south Cumbria last night for a support gig to the highly entertaining singer/songwriter and excellent finger-pickin’ style guitarist, Dave Gibb from Scotland.  His songs ranged from beautiful ballads to really amusing songs on the male menopause and bringing home a cold “Fish Supper” to his wife at […]

High Energy Hesket!

Funny how things turn out sometimes; we had a gig booked on Saturday night at a village hall in Eaglesfield in west Cumbria and, as a result, turned down a request to play at a fund-raiser in Hesket Newmarket.  This little village has an annual weekend music event with performances and informal, open sessions, so […]

Eden Rivers Trust Fundraiser Disappointment

Sad to relate, the Eden Rivers Trust Fundraiser gig this evening has had to be cancelled due to a lack of ticket sales – only 180 sold when 300 was needed for break even.  Sorry Stooshie followers, but it was beyond our control.  Please try to catch us at one of the other gigs this […]

Stooshie Tour of the West! (West of Cumbria, that is!)

Stooshie were in great demand for gigs on the ‘Arts Out West’ programme organised by the Kirkgate Arts Centre in Cockermouth.  We were able to fit in five gigs in village halls as part of the programme, although we could have done more, if we had all been available. Anyway, the gigs are at Mawbray […]

Band practice

Sometimes, after a long and busy day, you just don’t feel like getting of the sofa, turning off the telly and heading off for a practice session with the rest of the band.  Last night was one of those occasions for me (Dave) and I really wasn’t looking forward to it.  Then, we settled down […]

Solfest 2011

Solfest 2011

A highlight of the Stooshie festival season in 2011; the Drystone Stage at Solfest, Cumbria.

Off The Wall Cafe

Stooshie had a great night at the ‘Off The Wall Cafe’ in Brampton and we would like to thank our hosts for making us feel welcome and keeping us supplied with food and drink to survive the hard work of performing!  This small, friendly venue with comfy sofas and interesting artworks covering the walls, is […]

Fusion Cafe Gig

More fun for Stooshie playing to a packed marquee at the Fusion Cafe, Brougham Castle, Penrith last Friday night (6 April).  People were still ringing up to try to get tickets for this sold-out event even as we were setting up on-stage and doing our soundchecks! First up was the lovely and talented Fiona Clayton […]

New Stooshie Blog

Hello Stooshie Supporters! This is our new blog where we can update you on what’s happening with the band on a regular basis. Last Friday 3oth March we played two 45-minute sets in The Studio at the Theatre by the Lake in Keswick.  We had a great time and, judging by comments in the bar […]

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