Wednesday 8 May 2013


Three years ago, I walked into a peedie record store in Lerwick, Shetland, called High Level Music (it was up a flight of steps).

The wee lassie behind the counter looked aghast at my question, "What would you recommend for someone who likes Lau and the Peatbog Faeries?"

To her credit, though it must be difficult to cater to such an unfair question, she came up trumps with Murmichan by Shooglenifty. Having listened to a sample in store, we bought it on the spot and still haven't given it to its intended recipient.

They are a Celtic fusion band, but have been variously described as Techno ceilidh, Acid croft and Hypnofolkadelia. 

Tonight, Shooglenifty played The Stables in sleepy Milton Keynes.

Man, those guys are awesome.

If, dear reader, you are detecting that old Tense is a little less on edge than normal, it may have a little to do with several pints of Murphy's, but definitely much to do with a cracking evening's entertainment courtesy of six fine musicians. 


Tales of a Bank Vole said...

What a coincidence.... just under two years ago I went into exactly the same store and - being the more discerning shopper - asked if they had anything on special offer? "Not really" said the assistant, "but, we do have these Lau and Peatbog Faeries CDs that we took in part exchange about a year ago and can't shift".

Shooglenifty - not a bad little backing band at all, pity Cara Dillon wasn't available for the vocals.
PS Flook are (in my humble opinion) worth a listen

Imperfect and Tense said...

Have you ever looked up the word "humble" in the dictionary? Or In Who's Who, for that matter?

No Cara, which may explain why they had sold out of clothing merchandise. Tweed lingerie, apparently :o)