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Shooglenifty - Troots
The 2007 studio album Troots, featuring Inuit throat singer Tanya Tagaq Gillis. Shooglenifty are at the forefront of the folk/fusion Celtic music scene, with their trademark combination of superb musicianship, ensemble cohesion and inventiveness.

Shooglenifty - Radical Mestizo (Live)
2005 live album from the top genre-defying group, mixing elements of Scottish traditional acoustic, dance/trance and world music. Recorded at various locations in Scotland and North America.

Shooglenifty - The Arms Dealer's Daughter
2003 album. "Shooglenifty continue to set the standards by which prospective rivals are judged." (Sunday Herald)

Shooglenifty - Solar Shears
2000 album. "A trippy blend of tradition, psychedelia and hip-hop" (Chicago Tribune)

Shooglenifty - A Whisky Kiss
1996 album. "Shooglenifty have become a force to be reckoned with and their brilliance shows no sign of abating" (Ambience)
Shooglenifty - Venus In Tweeds

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Groundbreaking Scottish mavericks Shooglenifty push the word traditional to its limits with their unique blend of dance vibes and roots music. Genuinely genre defying, they have been described as everything from “acid croft” to “hypnofolkadelia” Journalists may compete for labels to brand them with, but all agree they are virtually impossible not to dance to and one of the best live bands of their genre around.

Formed in Edinburgh around 1990, their first groundbreaking album,”Venus in Tweeds”, came out in 1994, followed by the widely acclaimed “Whisky Kiss” in 1996. Four years later Shooglenifty welcomed the new millennium with Solar Shears.

The “Arms Dealer’s Daughter” was the first album on their own Shoogle Records label. The tunes drew on a wide array influences from Scotland to North Africa and beyond, featuring new band members Luke Plumb on mandolin and Quee MacArthur on bass. In 2004 the Shoogs went on to capture the dynamism of their live set with recordings from Mexico, the US and the Highlands in their live album “Radical Mestizo”.

This year saw the release of “Troots”, their fifth studio album. Described as The Guardian as “predictably classy”, it is the realization of all that has gone before. “Troots” displays Shooglenifty’s trademark wildness, with fiddle and mandolin playing off one another across the vast expanse of grooves.