Autumn 2022 tour

My next album, ‘The Pivot On Which the World Turns’, will be coming out in September 2022, and to celebrate I’ll be coming around to play some songs for you. It would be great to see you!

29 Sept – Birmingham Kitchen Garden Cafe
30 Sept – Manchester Gullivers – tickets link
01 Oct – Barton-on-Humber The Ropewalk – tickets link
02 Oct – Hull Wrecking Ball Arts Centre – tickets link
04 Oct – Cambridge J2 – tickets link
05 Oct – London Green Note – tickets link
06 Oct – Winchester Railway Inn – tickets link
29 Oct – Shoreham-on-Sea Ropetackle Arts Centre – tickets link

Sidmouth Folk Festival

I have just got back from Sidmouth, where I played as part of the EFDSS Showcase on the Blackmore Gardens stage at the prestigious Sidmouth Folk Festival.

It was such a beautiful stage and location, and the people were incredibly friendly. I think we were all just pinching ourselves that we were at an actual festival, and able to really play real music to real people!


Happy Holidays!

I just wanted to wish you all a very happy Christmas, calm, peaceful, loving. whether you are on your own or covered in people, or somewhere in between, just listen to as much music as you can, and know that music is one way we are always together. I will be doing that. Having a jazz period, so I’m going to be listening to a whole load of John Coltrane. Love and swing to you, Pol xx

New academic paper published

I have had my first academic article published, by those kind people at English: The Journal of the English Association.

The title of the essay is ‘”Me and Not-Me”: folk songs, narrative perspectives, and the gender imaginary in Angela Carter’s Shadow Dance‘, and in it I suggest that Carter observed ways in which folk singers don’t care if the persona of the song they are singing matches their gender, and how she learned a gender blindness from her participation in the folk movement which she came to express in her debut novel Shadow Dance.

If you’re interested, you can read more here.




On tour February 2020

My great friend Annie Dressner and I are  doing an 8 day UK tour 22-29 February. Many tickets have already gone… so please buy them while you can and come say hello to us! All ticket links below…

22 FEBRUARY/ NEWCASTLE/ Cluny 2…/polly-paulusma-annie-dr…/10080985

23 FEBRUARY/ DURHAM / Old Cinema Launderette

24 FEBRUARY/ MANCHESTER / The Castle Hotel…/polly…/the-castle-hotel/1461212

25 FEBRUARY/ BIRMINGHAM / Kitchen Garden Cafe

26 FEBRUARY/ LONDON / Green Note…/polly-paulusma-annie-dr…/10043535


28 FEBRUARY/ BRISTOL / Folk House…/pol…/folk-house-bristol/1459821

29 FEBRUARY/ WINCHESTER / Railway Inn…/polly-paulusma-and-annie-dres…/