First of all, Jiggered Ceilidh Band would like to wish all their fans and former/future clients a Happy Valentine's Day: that includes all our friends across Scotland, in England (including our numerous London fans) and across the world!
Last night we re-visited Norton House Hotel, near Edinburgh. We arrived as expected at 7.20pm- plenty of time to set up and sound check while the hotel turned the room round for an 8pm start. However, (and this is certainly a first...) the room was completely empty: the dinner was over, all the guests were getting drinks in the bar and the tables were already rearranged ready for the ceilidh starting. Wow. Very organised.
The bride, Joni, had asked that we learn Seal's Kiss From a Rose for her first dance with her new husband. How many ceilidh bands could accommodate such a request?? The bride loved our version of the song and even asked if we could record it sometime for them. Watch this space!
Posted at 11:24 on 14th February 2010 by Chris Smith
Glasgow-based ceilidh band Jiggered were playing a 'home' gig, this time at Pollokshaws Burgh Hall. It was a 21st birthday party- the hall was packed. We were asked by the birthday girl to learn a new song which we tried out and it was a big hit. And we did musical chairs for the masses of kids running about.
This was Ewan's first ceilidh of 2010 as he gets to grips with his dialysis treatment- it was great to have him back.
Back in action tonight.
Posted at 9:02 on 13th February 2010 by Chris Smith
Jiggered Ceilidh Band were in action last night, performing at a Fundraiser at Crutherland House raising money for Teen Challenge Strathclyde. Teen Challenge Strathclyde do a brilliant work with people with addictions and it was a pleasure to play for the event.
Jiggered have several fundraisers lined up for 2010 and we do offer a discount if you're organising a charity/school/church event. So if you're looking for a great ceilidh band won't charge so much that you lose a huge chunk of your fundraising money.
Jiggered are playing twice next weekend, but till then....
Posted at 10:23 on 6th February 2010 by Chris Smith