Jiggered Ceilidh Band were pleased to be able to play at Lynn and Andrew's wedding at Maitlandfield House Hotel, Haddington yesterday.
Lynn and I went to school together and it was lovely playing at the reception...the guests seemed to love the blend of Christian music with traditional Scottish tunes seamlessly linked as only Jiggered Ceilidh Band can!
It was also great to see the latest batch of Jiggered roadies and groupies...lots of wee kids dancing about to the ceilidh tunes!
All the best Lynn and Andrew- thanks again for booking Jiggered!
Posted at 17:48 on 30th August 2009 by Chris Smith
It's been a month or two since Jiggered Ceilidh Band have been in Glasgow for a wedding- we've been all over recently so it was actually quite nice to be ceilidhing in "our hometown". Glasgow's where it all started for Jiggered back in 2002 and we really like it!
This time we were the ceilidh band for a wedding at Oran Mor (at the top of Byre's Road). We have played at this venue before. The access for unloading equipment is not ideal but once you navigate your way down the wee corridor, up to the 4th floor in the lift and through the kitchen you find yourself in a great ceilidh space!
Congratulations to the happy couple getting married!The crowd were loving it- always fun playing to such an enthusiastic group!
Posted at 16:43 on 30th August 2009 by Chris Smith
Jiggered Ceilidh Band have been playing at weddings throughout the summer months but Saturday saw them performing at a 21st birthday party in Stirling.
The party was held in Stirling Rowing Club (shown here underwater which thankfully never happened last night, but presumably is good practice for the rowers?) and the venue was a great size for a function like a birthday party. Not too big that guests are rattling about but with plenty space on the dancefloor to enjoy the ceilidh dancing.
A gulten-free buffet was provided, and after that some speeches (and a poem) from friends and family. The evening had a bit of an international feel with folk from Australia, France, America, Ireland etc...
The birthday girl, Rebecca, specifically requested that all guys really hurl her about during the Orcadian Strip the Willow, saying she'd be disappointed if she didn't suffer at least a concussion. Thankfully, everyone left the ceilidh in one piece!
Posted at 13:10 on 16th August 2009 by Chris Smith
Jiggered Ceilidh Band have just come back from a ceilidh in London. Highlights of the trip included:
-managing to cram all our equipment (two speakers with speaker stands, piano, violin, guitar, microphones and stands, full drum kit, banner stands, cables, mixer...), luggage and the four of us into my car,
-a lovely lunch at The George and Dragon pub (5 main meals divided by 4 of us...guess who ordered double), taking 2 hours to
-a two-hour drive through London (apparently I am immune to road rage)
-Ewan's amazement at the sight of a remote controlled golf bag when we arrived at our destination, the beautiful Westerham Golf Course, Kent
-two hours of great ceilidh action: loads of enthusiastic dancers...
-Lydia (the bride!) joining us on the violin for a Gay Gordons
-Jenny's 20 minute wait for some scrambled egg the next morning at the Travel Lodge
-Ewan getting a free Red Bull at the vending machine
-Jenny arranging to meet up with us in twenty minutes after exploring the service station...what did she really get up to?
-Susan's magnificent word mastery- she truly is the crossword queen
It was a fantastic weekend. We wish Ben and Lydia all the best in their married life!
Posted at 20:32 on 9th August 2009 by Chris Smith