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Heading West: A story about a band called Shooglenifty

Saturday, February 11, 2023 , 7:30 pm

Universal Hall is delighted to be welcoming Donald Coutts to Findhorn to present his award-winning film Heading West: a story about a band called Shooglenifty. Don will host a post-screening Q&A session.

Forming in 1990 with musicians hailing from the Scottish Highlands, Orkney and Edinburgh, Shooglenifty’s bright spark was the idea of fusing traditional-sounding melodies with the beats and basslines of a mixed bag of more contemporary influences. With a career spanning many firsts – the first band to incite a stage invasion at the Sydney Opera House, the first UK band to play in Cuba, and the first Scots to perform in the Borneo Rainforest – Shooglenifty blazed the trail that many other top Scottish traditional bands have followed.

This musical journey follows the original members of the band and their rise in international popularity. Following the untimely passing of their fiddle player and frontman, Angus R Grant, the band persevere with the same passion and creativity.

An uplifting gem for fans old and new.

(Also – a heads up for all you Shooglenifty fans that they’ll be here at Universal Hall a bit later on in the year, on Sunday 21st of May…save the date! Tickets will be on sale for this gig from 1st February.)

Screened in English – PLEASE NOTE: WE’VE BEEN INFORMED THAT SUBTITLES WON’T BE AVAILABLE FOR THIS SCREENING | Rated 12A | Running time 86 min

£7 General Admission | £6 U 16’s

About the director:

Don Coutts lives and works in Scotland. He has been directing TV/Film most of his rather long life. He is probably most well-known for directing Channel 4’s extraordinary live chat Show After Dark and winning a clutch of BAFTAs and a Peabody Award for the BBC children’s series Katie Morag. Don has been a Shooglenifty groupie since the early nineties.

Universal Hall

The Universal Hall, The Park, Findhorn
Forres, Scotland IV36 3TZ United Kingdom
01309691170