Published: 24/04/2014 15:49 - Updated: 24/04/2014 16:06

Shooglenifty headline Skye's "sole" music festival


SHOOGLENIFTY are helping Skye celebrate this May holiday weekend when the "hypno-folkadelic ambient trad" group help local Skye promoter SEALL (Skye Events for All) mark 1000 events staged in the south of the island.

Also on the bill for the one day festival on Saturday 3rd May are traditional Scots and Gaelic singers Fiona Hunter and Anne Martin, the Tarskavaig Blues Band, Doc Livingston and a local ceilidh band.

The evening ends with a live DJ set into the early hours.

One of Scotland’s most well-known bands and among the first to blend folk and dance influences, Shooglenifty, are credited with being the originators of "acid-croft", blending Celtic traditional music and dance grooves. Who better to bring a party to life.

Traditional Scots singer Fiona Hunter has been a member of folk song group Malinky for the best part of a decade, a period which saw them win the prestigious Folk Band of the Year title at the 2010 MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards.

Hunter has also been twice nominated in the Scots Singer of the Year category at the awards and recently released her first solo album.

Skye’s own Anne Martin is a well known Gaelic singer and brings her own interpretation to many of the stories and melodies of the area.

Other acts cover jazz, blues, folk and more.

The festival, which is limited to 300 tickets, takes place in Sleat in south-west Skye and starts at 5pm.

It will be followed by a chill down jazz session the following day with Rick Taylor, Mario Caribe and others.

Ticket buyers are also being asked to donate a pair of unwanted shoes to the SEALL Shoe Share Challenge, which is aiming to collect 1000 pairs for charity. Organisers threaten no entry at the door without a pair to add to the pot.

The festival runs from 5pm to 1am. Tickets are £25 for adults, £15 for students and under 25s. Under 10s are free.

Tickets are available from SEALL,, or 01471 844207.

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