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Shooglenifty in 2007
Background information
OriginEdinburgh, Scotland
GenresCeltic fusion, folk rock
Years activecirca 1990–present
LabelsGreentrax, Womad, Compass, Shoogle
WebsiteOfficial website
MembersMalcolm Crosbie
Garry Finlayson
Ewan MacPherson
Quee MacArthur
James Mackintosh
Eilidh Shaw
Past membersAngus R. Grant (deceased)
Luke Plumb
Iain MacLeod
Conrad Ivitsky

Shooglenifty are a Scottish, Edinburgh-based six-piece Celtic fusion band, that tours internationally. The band blends Scottish traditional music with influences ranging from electronica to alternative rock. They contributed to Afro Celt Sound System's 1996 album Volume 1: Sound Magic.[1] The band have performing in countries including Australia, Austria, Cuba, Belgium, France, Norway, Ireland, Italy, Denmark, New Zealand, Indonesia, South Africa, Beirut, France, Spain, the USA, Canada, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, India, Germany, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands, Russia, Corsica, Luxembourg, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia, Poland, Switzerland, Bali, Portugal, Mexico and the UK.[2] They have performed for a number of notable fans, including Prince Charles, Tony Blair, Nelson Mandela, and Emperor Akihito of Japan.[2]

Several of the band members had previously played together in Swamptrash.[3][4]

Angus R. Grant, the band's fiddler and frontman, died in October 2016 at the age 49.[5] Eilidh Shaw joined the band on fiddle after Grant's death.[6]


Current members[edit]

Former members[edit]

  • Angus R. Grant – fiddle
  • Iain McLeod – mandolin
  • Conrad Ivitsky – bass
  • Luke Plumb – mandolin


  1. ^ "Afro Celt Sound System - Volume 1 Sound Magic". Discogs. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  2. ^ a b Wilson, Sue (15 August 2003). "Shooglenifty: Cult Celt connection". The Independent. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  3. ^ Belcher, David (3 February 1995). "A band for all seasons". The Herald. Glasgow. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Angus Grant,'acid croft' folk musician – obituary". The Telegraph. 27 October 2016. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 20 March 2018.
  5. ^ "Tributes paid to Shooglenifty's Angus R Grant". BBC News. 10 October 2016. Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  6. ^ Jobson, Jonny (7 March 2018). "Fiddler Eilidh Shaw to Shoogle full time after joining band". The National. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  7. ^ Ferguson, Brian (12 April 2015). "John Byrne brushes up for Shooglenifty album cover". Scotland on Sunday. Retrieved 7 November 2018.

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