This time we were playing for a SANDS charity event. The Charity support those affected by the death of a baby, so Jiggered were keen to play for such a worthy cause. The night started off with ceilidh, but there was also a buffet, DJ, auction and raffle....an action-packed evening!!
Posted at 22:22 on 27th March 2010 by Chris Smith
It was weird that the same week Jiggered Ceilidh Band got an enquiry to see if we'd go to play in Slovakia in November, we also performed at an International Ceilidh! David Wilson is a top guy and along with his wife provides a home, family and regular ceilidhs for International students. We're always glad to come along to Adelaides on Bath Street, Glasgow and play to a packed room and even more crowded dance floor.
The response after this latest ceilidh was amongst the best ever...comments like "you've never been to a ceilidh until you've been to a Jiggered ceilidh", "Jiggered are the best band in Glasgow...no...Scotland" and "fantastic....Chris is incredible on the keys and holds the band together" (yes, that last one is a really a genuine quote). It seems our fanbase is spreading to Namibia, Russia....
Anyway, we'll be back!!
Posted at 23:33 on 20th March 2010 by Chris Smith
The venue was Queen's Park Baptist for Jiggered Ceilidh Band's latest gig. We were playing for The Big Event which featured plenty of interesting activity as well as the ceilidhing: face painting, games, an auction, reports, food and a U2 Ttribute band (definitely the first time we've been supported by U2!). It was a great night and hopefully we'll be back at QP in the near future!
Elsewhere, there are problems just now with Bebo's Media Player which we use for our demo tracks so if you want to listen to our samples then you can click on each of these links: Virginia Reel, Loch Lomond, Jenny's Chickens, Go Lassie Go.
Posted at 23:38 on 13th March 2010 by Chris Smith
Jiggered Ceilidh Band have begun a busy March lineup of gigs. We're playing every Saturday this month which is great. Last night we returned to Dobbie Hall, Larbert to play for a fundraiser. The hall was packed- there were meant to be 120 ceilidhers there but 160 turned up! And everyone wanted to dance so the floor was well filled. Ewan continued his recent trend of bringing friends to ceilidhs...this time it was Lyle who was learning from Ewan's slick rhythms and providing plenty banter. Next Saturday we're at Queen's Park. Looking forward to it already.
Posted at 7:22 on 7th March 2010 by Chris Smith