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Shooglenifty

One of Scotland’s most unique musical exports, the six-man band, Shooglenifty, is credited with being the originator of “acid-croft,” a fiery and infectious blend of Celtic traditional music and dance grooves that band members describe as “hypno-folkadelic ambient trad.” Many people think the name Shooglenifty has a deep Scottish meaning but it was, in fact, a flash of inspiration that hit guitarist Malcolm Crosbie in a Madrid tapas bar during one of the band’s early busking periods. “Shoogle” is a Scottish word for shake, agitate, move around, and “nifty” means dextrous. Band members: Angus R. Grant, fiddle Garry Finlayson, banjo, banjax Conrad Ivitsky, electric and double bass James Mackintosh, drums, percussion, piano Malcolm Crosbie, acoustic and electric guitars Ian MacLeod, mandolin .

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Shooglenifty 8/25/02: Shooglenifty

Shooglenifty is one of Scotland’s most exciting musical exports. The 6-man band has been credited with creating ‘acid-croft’, a fiery and infectious blend of Celtic traditional music and dance grooves.

Shooglenifty

Shooglenifty is one of Scotland’s most exciting musical exports. The 6-man band has been credited with creating ‘acid-croft’, a fiery and infectious blend of Celtic traditional music and dance grooves.

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