SHOOGLENIFTY recently announced Eilidh Shaw as the band’s new full-time fiddler following on from Angus R Grant who died aged just 49 in October 2016.

Shaw was, like her predecessor, a pupil of Aonghas Grant Senior, Angus’s father, and brings a similar West Highland energy to her playing. Originally from Taynuilt, Shaw was the second recipient of the famous red tassel given by Grant Senior to his most gifted pupils. The first recipient was Angus R Grant himself.

Shaw’s first gigs with the band as their full-time fiddler will be at Edinburgh’s Tradfest on Saturday April 28 and the Shetland Folk Festival from May 3-6.