Lighting up the stage with joy and verve has always been Shooglenifty’s spirit, but with new fiddler in the shape of pint-sized fireball Eilidh Shaw they’ve upped the ante. Fresh from some high profile appearances including a show at the Edinburgh International Festival with recent recording collaborators: Dhun Dhora from Rajasthan and Tanxugueiras from Galicia, the band are on sparkling form.
Their 2018 album, Written in Water, with Dhun Dhora, attracted five-star reviews and a coveted slot in music bible Mojo’s Top Ten Folk Albums of the Year.
In 2019 Shooglenifty (with Tanxugueiras) released their timely humanitarian anthem (and first ever digital single!) East West, and are currently working hard on their ninth studio album slated for release in their 30th anniversary year: 2020.
The Shoogles are delighted to be heading back to New Zealand after an absence of three years. Expect some electric new tunes and a full-on set of old favourites.
There will be dancing.