The Untied Knot


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Folk, World Music
Shoogle Records
July 6, 2015

Format: Compact Disc



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This is Shooglenifty's seventh studio album. The breathtaking 'puirt a beul' (mouth music) of Gaelic vocalist Kaela Rowan brings a captivating and energising new element to the band's sound, and further confounds any attempt to categorise them. 

The Untied Knot continues the Shoogles's worldwide influences, this time hitting the road from Mallaig in Scotland to Marwar in Rajasthan. Watch out for James Mackintosh and Kaela Rowan's The High To Jodhpur, a tune that makes that connection explicit, whilst the political machinations of the past year give 'closer to home' substance to the title track by Quee MacArthur.

Luke Plumb's fresh compositions ? the psychodelic Arms of Sleep and The Highway Carpark, a 'hurry up and wait' classic ? are included, whilst new mandolinist Ewan MacPherson makes his mark with three tunes. MacPherson's two four march, Someone's Welcome To Somewhere, adds fresh spice in the shape of piper, Ross Ainslie. Ewan also contributes. The Devils Breath Hornpipe, and rocking pair of reels clearly spawned by the Shoogle dance gene, Samhla/Scolpaig.

A dazzling contribution by Garry 'Banjax' Finlayson, The Scorpian (sic) is a fascinating and enigmatic creature, whilst Fitzroy's Crossing, the striking Antipodean closing track by Shoogle Fiddler Angus R Grant, leaves you in no doubt that there is no musical journey this band can't take.

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Key Value
Catalogue number SHOOGLE15015
Barcode 5060068670145
Number of items 1
Packaging type Digipak
Imported No
Weight 60g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 140mm x 6mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. The Untied Knot/The Fall/Mile Marbhaisg Air A’ Gaol 05:53
2. The Scorpian/The Devil’s Breath Hornpipe 04:18
3. Samhla/Scolpaig 06:15
4. Somebody’s Welcome To Somewhere 06:16
5. Do Chrochadh A Thoill Thu, Thoill Thu/Nighean Rudh’ Bhàn Bh’aig Dòmhnall Ruadh Piobair/The Spice Of Life Jig 04:51
6. The Highway Carpark 04:06
7. Peaches/Monkswell Road/Meal Do Bhrògan 05:10
8. The High Road To Jodhpur/Am Bothan A Bh’aig Fionnghuala 03:46
9. The Arms Of Sleep 05:34
10. Ruidhleadh Mo Nighean Donn/Am Buachaille Dubh Fionnghal 04:52
11. Fitzroy Crossing 06:06