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Sun Oct 27th, 2019

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Scottish folk fusion stars Shooglenifty will be performing tunes and songs old and new when they head back New Zealand in October. Shooglenifty stir up a fiery and infectious blend of Celtic traditional music and dance grooves known as ‘hypno-folkadelic ambient trad’. Famed for their out-of-the-box performances, fling your frustrations out the door and skip right up to the cèilidh with these inventive and brilliant Scots.

Seven piece Scottish band introducing a new pint-sized fireball fiddle player Eilidh Shaw to southern hemisphere audiences .
Fresh from a sell-out gig at the world’s most prestigious arts event, the Edinburgh International Festival, the Shoogles are on sparkling form.

Audiences in NZ will be the first to sample some of the band’s new tunes currently being prepared for their ninth studio album, slated for release in their 30th Anniversary year 2020.

They will, of course, be also showcasing many old favourites from their massive back catalogue, and are looking forward to introducing audiences to their effervescent new fiddler Eilidh Shaw (The Poozies).

“We have always loved to play in the land of the long cloud and have enjoyed a great reception from enthusiastic and friendly Kiwi audiences. We are looking forward to seeing more of the country on this tour and meeting new people” – Quee MacArthur, Shooglenifty

Shooglenifty, self-styled as “Acid Croft”, have the musical wanderlust as well as the rocking electric bottom end to summon their audience to a world ceilidh. ****” (Celtic Connections 2019) Fiona Shepherd The Scotsman

It was wonderful to feature Shooglenifty in the Auckland Arts Festival of 2016. The energetic and dynamic musical offering that the band generously gave to our Auckland audiences was full of joy and delight Carla van Zon Auckland Arts Festival

Rhythm is a special feature of dance music and Shooglenifty infuses heart-stirring rhythms into traditional Scottish-Celtic music in a way that stirs the soul and makes people clap and dance. Shooglenifty has a special musical talent that also fuses Scottish, African and Asian music producing a magical beat that made me clap and dance again and again. Don’t miss a chance to see and hear this exciting band…great music
Professor Sir Geoff Palmer Chairman, Edinburgh Mela 2018

Shooglenifty was formed in 1990 by musicians from the Scottish Highlands, Orkney and Edinburgh, its bright spark was the idea of fusing traditional and traditional-sounding melodies with the beats and basslines of a mixed bag of more contemporary influences. As happy playing a small highland village hall as they are on an outdoor festival stage playing to tens of thousands, the Shoogles (as they’re known to their fans) have promoted Scottish music all over the world for more nearly three decades.

Cheaper pre sale tickets online at eventfinda or from Shearers Musicworks 380 Anglesea St ph 07-839 4747...Door sales 7pm on the night for $55

acoustic/solo, alternative, country/folk, world, Shooglenifty

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