Lighting up the stage with joy and verve has always been Shooglenifty’s spirit, but with new fiddler in the shape of pint-sized fireball Eilidh Shaw they’ve upped the ante. Fresh from some high profile appearances including a show at the Edinburgh International Festival with recent recording collaborators: Dhun Dhora from Rajasthan and Tanxugueiras from Galicia, the band are on sparkling form.
Their 2018 album, Written in Water, with Dhun Dhora, attracted five-star reviews and a coveted slot in music bible Mojo’s Top Ten Folk Albums of the Year.
In 2019 Shooglenifty (with Tanxugueiras) released their timely humanitarian anthem (and first-ever digital single!) 'East West', and are currently working hard on their ninth studio album slated for release in their 30th anniversary year: 2020.
The Shoogles are delighted to be heading back to New Zealand after an absence of three years. They perform at Auckland's Tuning Fork as part of their 10-date nationwide tour this October. Expect some electric new tunes and a full-on set of old favourites. There will be dancing.
New Zealand Tour 2019
17 Oct - San Fran, Wellington
18 Oct - Kokomai Festival, Masterton
19 Oct - Arts Festival, Nelson
20 Oct - Mussel Inn, Takaka
22 Oct - Cassels Blue Smoke, Christchurch
23 Oct - 50 Dundas, Dunedin
24 Oct - Tuning Fork, Auckland
25 Oct - Arts Festival, Tauranga
26 Oct - Arts Festival, Hawkes Bay
27 Oct - Arts Festival, Hamilton
Tickets at shooglenifty.com
On sale Monday August 26th, 12 pm.
Tickets to the concert at the Tuning Fork in Auckland is on sale 12 pm Monday, August 26th and available at Ticketmaster.