And now for something completely different at the Eastgate Theatre

Shooglenifty perform at the Eastgate Theatre on August 27
Shooglenifty perform at the Eastgate Theatre on August 27

WHEN you have two members of a band named Quee Macarthur and Luke Plumb, it suggests the group are a wee bit different.

Throw in a musical style which mixes Celtic traditional with dance grooves, and you have Shooglenifty, who appear at the Eastgate Theatre on Saturday, August 27.

The sextet have been described as “genre-defying” and have already performed across the UK and Europe this year, including the Glastonbury Festival, Canada and Spain.

They are also due to appear at the Queen’s Hall as part of the Edinburgh Fringe a day before their Peebles show.

Shooglenifty is made up mostly of musicians from across Scotland, while Luke is from Tasmania, Australia.

Bizarrely, the mandolin player joined the band after waiting at an airport on his home island for the group to arrive, then playing a full set on stage that night after learning their music by listening to Shooglenifty’s albums.

“So, naturally, he’s been with the band since,” added a Shooglenifty spokesman.

Tickets cost £14 and the gig starts at 7.30pm. Phone 01721 725777 for more details.