Jiggered Ceilidh Band were playing for Alison's 40th in Dollar on Saturday.
I learned a few things:
-the right salad buffet can satistfy even a carnivore like me
-Dollar's a picturesque wee town
-despite rumours to the contrary, enthusiastic English ceilidhers can make for a great crowd
-Jiggered sound just right (even without an accordian)
-it is possible for you to stand in a way that's uncomfortable for you but even worse for the person you're talking with (!)
Posted at 18:10 on 30th May 2010 by Chris Smith
Jiggered Ceilidh Band were playing at Glasgow's Thistle Hotel last night. It was the annual ball for the Christian Unions across Glasgow. The function room had an enormous dance floor but it was packed with energetic and enthusiastic students- it was a fantastic night.
And just before 11pm the fire alarm started ringing- everyone went outside and we had to wait for about 20 minutes before getting back in! Definitely a Jiggered first- we'll remember this ceilidh for a long time!
Posted at 7:40 on 22nd May 2010 by Chris Smith
Hogmanay is the evening of the year which we are in greatest demand...so much so that we arrange our evening in "slots" (early Hogmanay: 7pm-10pm and through the bells: 11pm-2am). We've already booked up the early Hogmanay slot to a church in Glasgow.
If you are interested in the "through the bells" slot, we would come to set up our sound equipment earlier in the day, go back to Glasgow and return in time for an 11pm start at your event. So we can only accept clients who are within about 30 minutes drive of Glasgow.
We have had other enquiries about this slot already and we had to turn away lots of potential clients once we were booked up for 2009, so if you would like to have us play the through the bells slot please get in touch as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Look forward to hearing from you by email (email@example.com) or by phone (07793886607).
Posted at 12:49 on 16th May 2010 by Chris Smith
Jiggered Ceilidh Band were playing in Edzell last night. It was quite a trek to get there but it was a beautiful day and driving in the sunshine was actually quite enjoyable! We played at Glenesk Hotel for Liane and Coo's wedding. The music went down well (and we were asked to do TWO Hooligan's Jigs)!
Ben was filling in (pardon the pun) for Ewan who had a kidney transplant on Friday which seems to have been a success. His mum donated one of her kidneys and Mrs C and Ewan are recovering well!
Posted at 12:35 on 16th May 2010 by Chris Smith
Jiggered Ceilidh Band were back in wedding action last night. We had travelled up the West coast to Crear, which is a fantastic venue. It's set in spectacular rural surroundings and the acoustics were beautiful.
The wedding was for Martin and Mhairi of Paper Igloo. Their guests really enjoyed the night- there was loads of really enthusiastic dancing (including a particularly wild "Cumberland Basket" at the request of the groom).
The bacon rolls and ice cream were a highlight for me too!
Posted at 8:48 on 2nd May 2010 by Chris Smith
Jiggered Ceilidh Band were playing at Leapark Hotel in Grangemouth last night for Margaret's 50th. It was a great night and one which really lived out the traditional definition of a ceilidh (see Wikipedia's definition) with loads of friends and family gathered together, many of whom were only too keen to perform their various talents! We had two solos, an Irish dancer and the birthday girl gave a speech too...
We're playing again tonight: near Tarbert (long drive).
Posted at 10:49 on 1st May 2010 by Chris Smith