Heading West

Thur 23 Feb

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What happens when the front man of a band that have been together for more than 25 years dies … can the band carry on without him?

Heading West is a story about a Scottish band called Shooglenifty. Together for more than quarter of a century and loved all over the world, they are devastated when Angus, their fiddle-playing frontman gets ill and dies in just a few months.

Starting with celebratory concerts in Glasgow and Galicia, the Shoogles (as they are known to their fans) work on their loss, look back on their long career, reflect on the music that Angus has left them, and with a little help from fiddle-playing friends get through a year of grief and introspection. As part of the process they record a heart-moving tribute to their late frontman in the Mehrangarh Fort, Rajasthan. Returning home to Scotland, they find that the music does, indeed, live on …

‘This is a remarkable film, a truly emotional journey’ – Alan Morrison

Official Selection – Edinburgh International Film Festival 2022

Winner ‘Trad Music in the Media’ – Scots Trad Music Awards 2022