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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Shooglenifty Bring Scottish World Music to The Met

The Met welcomes Shooglenifty on Thursday 10 November at 8pm.

\”…still the original and best.\” The Scotsman

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.\”.

Shooglenifty\’s line up is Angus Grant on fiddle, Luke Plumb on mandolin and banjo, Garry Finlayson on banjax, Malcolm Crosbie on guitar, Quee MacArthur on bass and James Mackintosh on drums and percussion. The band\’s collective CV takes in backgrounds as diverse as Crosbie\’s apprenticeship in alt.rock obscurity, Finlayson\’s early blues fixation and Grant\’s childhood immersion in the West Highland fiddle tradition.

\”This virtuoso band started building crescendos from the start, each one higher than the last, until the final, shuddering chord left the roaring crowd breathless and cheering wildly\” Evening News

The resulting sound marries traditionally based tunes – primarily Scottish in style, but featuring a wealth of other world-music flavours – with the rhythmic energy, inventiveness and sophistication of contemporary dance music.
Tickets are £14, £10 concession. For more information please call the ticket office on 0161 761 2216 or go on line www.themet.biz
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