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Shooglenifty: East West

The Scottish Celtic fusion band bring a host of their international collaborators for a very special International Festival gig.

Formed in Edinburgh in 1990, Shooglenifty has always embraced a wide church of influences. The band draws in members from the Highlands and Islands, and the city, from traditional musical backgrounds, and those shaped by more experimental genres. A Shooglenifty concert is a celebration of all those forces and many more, influences picked up in almost three decades together.

This concert draws together international collaborators who contributed to the band’s globe-trotting recording projects in recent years, namely their five-star album Written in Water, produced in Rajasthan with Dhun Dhora (included in music bible Mojo’s folk Top Ten for 2018), and the timely humanitarian anthem East West recorded in Galicia with Tanxugueiras.

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Start time
This concert will begin at 9pm with no support act

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9 August 2019

This event was part of a previous International Festival and is therefore unavailable to book. The 2020 programme will be announced in the spring.

When the Galician trio Tanxugueiras’ exuberant voices were added to Dayam Khan’s aching, searching singing, magic happened. You could still hear the influence of the bagpipes in the fiddling of Eilidh Shaw, but this was music that no amount of patient turning of a radio dial could have located

The Times

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