Jiggered Ceilidh Band were ceilidhing again last night (we're in the middle of a spell of 5 ceilidhs in 9 days). This time it was a School Leaver's Ball (Prom). It was for Glasgow school "Hutchy" held in the marquee at Carnbooth House Hotel.
The students enjoyed a meal, hynosist show, ceilidh and then DJ. It was an action-packed night and we loved coming on to perform a short but action-packed set, cramming loads of dancing into the hour we had to play.
It's back to Strathclyde tomorrow for a ceilidh in the Barony Hall.
Posted at 9:07 on 26th June 2010 by Chris Smith
Jiggered Ceilidh Band were invited to play at Bethany's surprise 21st birthday part last night. It was a unique venue- we were playing in a fantastic barn which had been decorated with a "Wild West Theme". First job was to clamber up some hay bales with the sound gear to get up onto the trailer we'd be playing on top of. Then the guests started to arrive, every one kitted out in cowboy/cowgirl outfits.
It was a brilliant night with a lot of fun, good food and enthusiastic dancing!
Posted at 6:22 on 25th June 2010 by Chris Smith
Jiggered Ceilidh Band were playing again last night. This time it was Katie and Paul's wedding, in the beautiful George Hotel in Edinburgh. The couple were really relaxed and the evening was a really enjoyable (Paul told us at the end "...every time I hear you guys you sound better....that's not to say you were rubbish first time!").
Jiggered play at loads of weddings throughout the year and we're often asked if we can suggest good DJs, photographers etc....We don't really know any DJs but if you need a photographer, you won't go far wrong with Alan Davidson or Andi Watson!
In other Jiggered news, Susan became a Chartered Engineer yesterday...another string to our fiddler's bow!
Posted at 19:02 on 20th June 2010 by Chris Smith
Jiggered Ceilidh Band are insanely busy just now (mostly with weddings). We are in the middle of a spell of 9 days when we will play 5 times! We love doing ceilidhs but with the World Cup on just now we're keeping an eye on the footy scores as they come in during the evening!
Last night's ceilidh was for Debbie and Scott's wedding in Craigielaw Golf Club (a beautiful venue- certainly the nicest Golf Club we've ever played at!). Debbie was at uni almost 10 years ago with us and it was lovely to be able to play at the wedding of our good friend. The crowd was brilliant- it was an excellent night.
[In other news, Algeria 0, England 0. Ya beauty!]
Posted at 14:13 on 19th June 2010 by Chris Smith
Jiggered Ceilidh Band were playing last night at a wedding in Dundee. That meant we missed England's first match of the 2010 World Cup [I was toying with various possible titles for this blog but the best I could come up with was "Green Day (American Idiot)" to sum up the goalie's howler from the match between England and USA].
We played for Jen and Ainslie Chinembiri's wedding reception. It was a fantastic mix of Scotland and Zimbabwe in the guests, music, outfits. The wedding was in the beautiful garden of Smithy Croft with marquees. Thankfully it was a beautiful day. We enjoyed watching the African guests teaching the Scottish guests how dancing should be done!
Posted at 13:08 on 13th June 2010 by Chris Smith