Shooglenifty

Shooglenifty

December 09, 2022
Start time - 19:30
Ardgour Memorial Hall

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Shooglenifty at Ardgour Memorial Hall

The legendary festival favourites and creators of ‘Acid Croft’, Lochaber local heroes Shooglenifty play a unique ‘home turf’ gig on the shores of Loch Linnhe, guaranteed to have folk on their feet and dancing all night.

Shooglenifty was formed in 1990 by musicians from the Scottish Highlands, Orkney and Edinburgh. Its bright spark was the idea of fusing traditional and traditional-sounding melodies with the beats and basslines of a mixed bag of more contemporary influences. As happy playing a small highland village hall as they are on an outdoor festival stage playing to tens of thousands, the Shoogles, as they’re known to their devoted fans, have promoted Scottish music all over the world for over three decades – from Sarawak to Stornoway, Lorient to London, Adelaide to Aberdeen, Bangalore to Bristol.
Led by a Lochaber fiddle tradition sound carried first by founding member, the late Angus R Grant, and now by Eilidh Shaw, both early students of Angus’s legendary father Aonghas Grannd, Shooglenifty reached the ripe old age of 30 in 2020. Plans for celebrations were dashed by lockdown, but their new album Acid Croft Vol 9 had already been recorded at Ardgour’s Watercolour Music studios, and their indomitable spirit and quirky imagination let them find ingenious ways of promoting the release online. They are now so excited at being back on the road, and one of the final performances of the year takes them right back home to Lochaber.

30 years together and still one of the most exciting bands on the scene (Folk Radio UK)
The band’s energy, passion and sheer joy is infectious … if this doesn’t rock your ceilidh then I don’t know what will. (Songlines)

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Ardgour Memorial Hall

ARDGOUR MEMORIAL HALL is situated in the traditional crofting village of Clovullin, ¾ mile from the Corran Ferry, on the shores of Loch Linnhe looking down-loch to Lismore and Mull, and north towards Ben Nevis. Built in 1932 the Hall has recently been extensively refurbished including dancing friendly sprung wooden flooring! The Hall consists of a large hall with a raised stage area and a small hall with an attached but separate kitchen. Both halls have high vaulted ceilings and the main hall is strung with a canopy of fairy lights. We have a capacity for 100 standing or 70 seated. A bar will be provided for each of the Scotland on Tour gigs selling real ale from our local brewery Ardgour Ales. Although we have no lighting or PA system Ardgour is lucky to have the fabulous Watercolour Music recording studios just 6 miles or so from the Hall. The Hall is run on behalf of the community by a volunteer group directors. We very much look forward to welcoming the SoT artists and music lovers to our village and Hall.

Address - Clovullin, Corran, Fort William PH33 7AB

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Accessibility - Fully accessible with disabled toilet (although no access to stage area). There is on road parking available outside the Hall and spaces can be reserved on request for disabled access, please contact the venue to arrange this. Some gigs will be scheduled to finish in time to catch the last ferry (21.20) back to the Nether Lochaber side.

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