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Shooglenifty in 2007
Background information
Origin Edinburgh, Scotland
Genres Celtic fusion, folk rock
Years active circa 1990–present
Labels Greentrax, Womad, Compass, Shoogle
Website Official website
Members Malcolm Crosbie
Garry Finlayson
Ewan MacPherson
Quee MacArthur
James Mackintosh
Past members Angus 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]

Angus R. Grant, the band's fiddler and frontman, died in October 2016 at the age 49.[4]


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 2018-03-20. 
  2. ^ a b Wilson, Sue (2003-08-15). "Shooglenifty: Cult Celt connection". The Independent. Retrieved 2018-03-20. 
  3. ^ "Angus Grant,'acid croft' folk musician – obituary". The Telegraph. 2016-10-27. ISSN 0307-1235. Retrieved 2018-03-20. 
  4. ^ "Tributes paid to Shooglenifty's Angus R Grant". BBC News. 1970-01-01. Retrieved 2016-10-11. 

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