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4:15pm Thursday 14th June 2012 in Entertainment
The mighty Shooglenifty arrive in Otley this Sunday for what should be a superb gig at the Courthouse. One of the most memorable nights of the Courthouse’s eight years was the appearance for the venue’s fifth anniversary of Shooglenifty’s fellow Celtic Fusion pioneers Peatbog Faeries. During the Peatbogs’ visit, the Courthouse was jam-packed and the atmosphere was electric; Shooglenifty are sure to bring a similar energy to Otley this Sunday!
As with their compatriots, Shooglenifty, pictured left, are one of Scottish music’s most successful exports, and are credited as being the originators of 'acid-croft', a fiery and infectious blend of music that combines traditional Scottish instrumental folk with a wide assortment of modern styles, including blues, rock, ambient, trance and electronic. Shooglenifty are a dexterous, witty and energetic live band, and Sunday promises to be a night to remember.
Tomorrow sees a concert from two of the region’s finest community choirs. Otley Singers and Moornotes are performing together for the first time to help raise money for the Courthouse’s Singing for the Brain group – a singing group for people with dementia and their carers – taking place on the second Monday of each month.
Saturday is a chance to get your dancing shoes on with Salsa at Otley Courthouse. Teacher Lillie Connor runs a class for beginners and improvers from 7.30pm to 8.30pm. This is followed by a chance for a social dance. Lillie will be around all evening to provide extra help and support where needed; all abilities are welcome, with or without a partner!
Tickets for all Courthouse events are at otleycourthouse.org.uk, on (01943) 467466 and from the Courthouse.