This CD takes Scottish folk music as a starting point and does the equivalent of getting it a new haircut and a better wardrobe and taking it out clubbing. And though you might not expect it to, that suits it just fine.
Each track has its own particular mood, most of them to do with getting off your feet and shaking whatever it is that suits you. Not all though; the dub beats and banjo of the third track, A Song For Susie, surprisingly bring a mixture of Gomez and Tom Waits to mind and the last track - but thankfully only the last one - is the sort of soundtrack used in adverts promoting whisky alongside pictures of the Buachaille under lowering skies. It might even have been used for that, and I don't mean to suggest that it's in the least bit bad, but it's a bit of a change of mood from the rest of album.
And then there's the track before last, the joyous The Price Of A Pig. It takes a little while to get into its stride but once it's going, it could awaken the comatose and re-animate the dead. I defy you to listen to it and not move some part of you along with music so infectious it should carry a health warning.
This was my first Shooglenifty CD purchase. It won't be the last and if any of what I've written appeals to you, you really should give it a whirl.