SHOOGLENIFTY will play Saltaire with guest fiddler Eilidh Shaw on May 26.

Shooglenifty, roughly translated as ‘the bringers of joy’, promise superlative Scottish dance grooves.

A spokesman said: “Whether full on birling, gentle swaying or just foot tapping is your thing, the devilishly dirty rhythms will transport you to a wild, slightly leftfield ceilidh where anything goes. There will be dancing.”

Shooglenifty’s 2017 started with a sell-out gig at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, as part of Celtic Connections.

The band played tribute to their late fiddler Angus R Grant, filling his large shoes with six of Scotland’s top Highland fiddle players.

The audience in Glasgow were treated to performances from Adam Sutherland (Treacherous Orchestra), Charlie McKerron (Capercaillie), Duncan Chisholm, Eilidh Shaw (The Poozies), Gavin Marwick (Bellevue Rendezvous), and Laura Wilkie (Fat Suit).

Shooglenifty were subjects of a major documentary, The High Road to Who Knows Where, when members considered their 27 years together and how to plan their future.

Throughout this year they will be working with some of the guest fiddlers from the Celtic Connections gig for live performances and their forthcoming album, The High Road To Jodhpur.

The tour of England will be their first outing following the concert hall gig.

Audiences can expect high energy performances, with tunes and songs from their 2015 release The Untied Knot, favourites from their extensive back catalogue and some of the new material to emerge from the Shoogle shed during the past couple of years.

Eilidh is taking a break from globally-influenced folk group The Poozies to join Shooglenifty on its UK tour.

She is originally from Taynuilt, near Oban, on the West coast of Scotland, but spent her twenties in Edinburgh, where she shared a flat with Angus R Grant.

The gig is at Victoria Hall in Saltaire on May 26. Tickets cost £12. Call 01274 327305 to book.