Shooglenifty set to entertain at the Barn

Shooglenifty, who are set to play Woodend Barn on Saturday.
Shooglenifty, who are set to play Woodend Barn on Saturday.

Popular Celtic fusion band Shooglenifty, inventors of ‘techno ceilidh’ and ‘acid croft’, will perform at Woodend Barn at 8pm on Saturday, June 9.

Renowned for their up-tempo mix of Celtic traditional music and contemporary dance rhythms and textures, Shooglenifty are popular with audiences across the world for their live shows, which they describe as melding together heritage and hedonism.

The six-man group includes Malcolm Crosbie, acoustic and electric guitars; Garry Finlayson, banjo; Angus A Grant, fiddle; Luke Plumb, mandolin, banjo and bouzouki; Quee MacArthur, bass and percussion; and James Mackintosh, percussion and drum machines.

Described by the Chicago Tribune as “a bit like a jam between the Tannahill Weavers, Phish and The Chemical Brothers”, the group are set to entertain the Woodend Barn audience with an eclectic and energetic show, living up to their reputation as one of Scotland’s unique musical exports.

Tickets available from the Woodend Barn box office on (01330) 825431 or at and cost £15, £13 (conc) or £5 for U16s in advance + booking fee, or £16, £14 (conc), £5 U16s on the door.