Shooglenifty - The Untied Knot

Shooglenifty - The Untied Knot

format: CD   |   ref: SHOOGLE15015   |   released: July 2015   |   condition: new

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11 Tracks:The Untied Knot / The Fall / Mile Marbhaisg Air A' Ghaol * The Scorpian / The Devil's Breath Hornpipe * Samhla Reel / Scolpaig * Somebody's Welcome To Somewhere * Do Chrochadh A Thoill Thu / Thoill Thu / Nighean Rudh' Bhàn Bh'aig Dòmhnall Ruadh Piobair / The Spice of Life * The Highway Carpark * Peaches / Monkswell Road / Meal Do Bhrògan * The High Road To Jodhpur / Am Bothan a Bh'aig Fionnghuala * The Arms Of Sleep * Ruidhleadh Mo Nighean Donn/Am Buachaille Dubh Fionnghal * Fitzroy Crossing.

A wonderful seventh studio album from supergroup Shooglenifty and the first to features a collection of songs.

Shooglenifty musical journey began some 25 years ago and this album,"The Untied Knot" celebrates in style!

Their unique inventive style always evident, never forgetting their roots, but hungry to explore musical connections and international influences, Shooglenifty's journey is far from an end...

Cover Art by one of Scotland's greatest artists, John Byrne.

Shooglenifty: Angus R. Grant (fiddle), Ewan MacPherson (mandolin, tenor banjo, guitar, jaw harp, zurna), Garry Finlayson (banjo, banjax, darabouka), Malcolm Crosbie (guitar), Quee Macarthur (bass), James Mackintosh (drums, percussion, programming, bass, guitar).

Guest musicians: Ross Ainslie (whistles,pipes), Dave Milligan (piano), Kaela Rowan (vocal), Luke Plumb (mandolin), Conrad Ivitsky Molleson (bass).

"Shooglenifty are probably as surprised as anyone that they've arrived at their 25th anniversary. Their whisky-kissed trances and hedonistic reeling didn't seem built to last when they arrived on the folk and wider music scenes but they've survived and thrived by judiciously adding sounds and influences so that, as with this seventh studio album, their music manages the trick of sounding at once familiar and yet fresh. The main new sound here is the voice of Kaela Rowan, who contributes puirt a beul, Indian rhythm syllables and airy vocal improvising to a palette that also accommodates pipes and piano (from guests Ross Ainslie and Dave Milligan respectively) alongside fiddle, mandolin, banjo, electric guitar, bass and drums as the music variously dances, swaggers, marches, evokes some forgotten spaghetti western and hangs in the air like the rather more attractive cousin of Scotch mist. Morocco, Rajasthan, a vocal tribe of unknown origin and Highland village halls all spring to mind as The Untied Knot weaves its enigmatic magic." Rob Adams, Herald Scotland.

"This is a class act, truly in line for album of the year." Simon Jones, fROOTS.

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