That's us "Christened" the extension in top East Ayrshire B&B "Gowanbank". It was only finished this week- just in time for Lorraine and Alistair's wedding. Weather was fantastic...ideal for a marquee wedding!
Jiggered were in charge of ceilidh action for the evening reception- Susan and Chris had already played at the service but were joined by Jenny and Ewan. Ewan's on antibiotics because of a spider-bite he got in Australia... not that you would notice as he still managed to batter out some top rhythms and drumfills.
The evening buffet was a big hot- bacon rolls and homemade sausage rolls. Nice one! Having attended 100s of wedding receptions over the years we've now become wedding-reception-buffet-connoisseurs and the bacon roll comes highly recommended!
Anyway, Jiggered officially wish Al and Lor all the best as they head off for their honeymoon in the States!
Posted at 19:15 on 19th April 2009 by Chris Smith
Wanting a "ceilidh band" for a wedding, 21st party, fundraiser, anniversary party, school prom, church event...? Jiggered Ceilidh Band have played at literally hundreds of events...and most of these bookings were from people who had heard us before. Our sound is quite distinctive: Susan is an excellent fiddler who is equally adept at sight-reading complicated pieces and playing by ear/improvising, Jenny has a fantastic singing voice and loads of clients and guests agree that her singing brings a unique quality to our ceilidh band (she can also play the guitar and knows most chords in the key of G)
Posted at 13:53 on 13th April 2009 by Chris Smith
Jiggered's drummer Ewan has been off on his hols down in Australia -we will never hear the end of this if previous world tours are anything to go by ;)! Glad he's back...only 11 days until my wee sis Lorraine gets married and Jiggered are (of course) providing the ceilidh entertainment for that!
Posted at 12:02 on 7th April 2009 by Chris Smith
April Fools' Day is right up there with Christmas and birthdays for me. Love it.
The extent of my tom-foolery today was putting my left arm in a "stookie"... Took a bit of planning and effort but nothing like these classic and elaborate BBC April Fools' broadcasts from 1957 and 2008!
Posted at 19:08 on 1st April 2009 by Chris Smith