Congratulations to Shooglenifty Ltd & Scotch Ltd who has been nominated in Trad Music in the Media sponsored by Skipinnish in the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards 2022. Vote for Shooglenifty Ltd & Scotch Ltd now!. It’s going to be another great night at the MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards on Sunday 4th December in Dundee’s Caird Hall. Why not join us for a brilliant night of music and awards. Buy a ticket here.
We asked Jane-Ann of Shooglenifty Ltd & Scotch Ltd the following questions.
Tell us about yourself
What happens when the front man of a band that have been together for more than 25 years dies … can the band carry on without him?
Heading West is a story about a Scottish band called Shooglenifty. Together for more than quarter of a century and loved all over the world, they are devastated when Angus, their fiddle-playing frontman gets ill and dies in just a few months.
Starting with celebratory concerts in Glasgow and Galicia, the Shoogles (as they are known to their fans) work on their loss, look back on their long career, reflect on the music that Angus has left them, and with a little help from fiddle-playing friends get through a year of grief and introspection. As part of the process they record a heart-moving tribute to their late frontman in the Mehrangarh Fort, Rajasthan. Returning home to Scotland, they find that the music does, indeed, live on …
Why are you involved in Scottish music?
It's among the best music in the world and is right here on our doorstep. It needs celebrating. Constantly.
Any particular career highlights?
Too many to mention.
What are your plans for the future?
A wee tour around Scottish cinemas and arts centres for Heading West in the new year.
Shooglenifty Ltd & Scotch Ltd Social Media
Twitter: @shooglegigs & @ScotchLimited
Instagram: @shooglegigs & @scotchlimited
The 2022 MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards are back to normal on the 4th December 2022! You will be able to watch it live in person (buy a ticket here),Watch it live in the UK at 9pm (GMT) on BBC ALBA and and around the world here. Bands performing on Sunday 4th December include Elephant Sessions, Fara, Trip, Eryn Rae Trio, The Auldeners, Gordon Shand Scottish Dance Band, Irish Minstrels, Tayside Young Fiddlers, and a James Alexander Tribute.
If you would like to support Hands Up for Trad in their work with Scottish trad music and musicians why not become a friend of Hands Up for Trad. In addition to our high profile events like the Scots Trad Music Awards, we also deliver a less well known, education programme for young people from 8yrs right through to young adults at the start of their careers. Read more here.