This seven-piece band is credited as being the originators of ‘acid-croft’, a fiery and infectious blend of Celtic traditional music and dance grooves that band members describe as “hypno-folkadelic ambient trad”.
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 more contemporary influences. It’s been nine years since they last appeared at the Shetland Folk Festival (1995 and 2009), where they have acquired a large Shetland fanbase, and since that time they have been all over the world with their unique brand of devilishly irresistible Highland-inspired dance music. They have toured in Canada, the USA, Australia, New Zealand and India, put in a couple of appearances at the Rainforest World Music stage, and headlined numerous festivals in Scotland, England and continental Europe.
A supremely dexterous and witty live band, their energetic live performances have kept them in constant demand around the world.