Another vintage year for one of Scotland's most popular ceilidh bands: Jiggered Ceilidh Band. We have performed at more gigs in 2011 than ever (averaging more than one a week). More than half of these were weddings and we've been delighted by the feedback from the brides and grooms!
2012 will see the 10th Anniversary of Jiggered and promises to be another amazing adventure. With lots of confirmed bookings for 2012 and 2013, please get in touch soon if you want to guarantee we can play for you!
Posted at 11:33 on 27th December 2011 by Chris Smith
This time we were visiting the Royal Northern and Clyde Yacht Club for their Christmas do. The clubhouse is a lovely venue with loads of sitting areas and lounges. The ceilidhers were located in all of these rooms so it was a "ceilidh-to-order" event! Wee groups would come down and ask for a Gay Gordons, Strip the Willow, Eightsome Reel, Duke of Perth (you know the one- corner set, corner spin- if you don't, I can suggest a wee woman who can provide an unforgettable demo).
Happy Christmas to all our fans. You are amazing people and we should know: "we have standards".
Posted at 9:42 on 11th December 2011 by Chris Smith
It's not the first time that Jiggered Ceilidh Band have performed at a wedding at the Brig A Doon, Alloway. But there was something really special about the venue at Christmas time- it really suits a bit of snow, the festive decorations and the roaring fires!
Lee and Aitor were the newlyweds on this occasion and their families brought a fantastic mix of Scottish and Basque guests! We weren't sure whether ceilidh would be exactly what the crowd would be after....but we couldn't have been more wrong. The dancefloor was packed throughout our sets- in fact this was our keenest audience for ages. At the end of each dance, they'd just stay on the floor, look up in our direction and immediately grabbed their partner for the next dance! It was a pleasure to play for these guys, and we even joined in on a traditional Basque wedding song that one of the guests played on Jenny's guitar!
A great night- we wish Lee and Aitor all the best for the future...
Posted at 10:22 on 10th December 2011 by Chris Smith
The venue for the latest Jiggered Ceilidh Band gig was Kilmarnock's Centrestage. Centrestage provides opportunities for people of all ages to get involved in the performing arts...they have classes for folk wanting to learn about drama, music, dance. Tonight we were playing for their Family Ceilidh, the climax of a series of events celebrating St Andrew's Day.
We had a great time- the sound team (Paul, Ross and co) looked after us really well and made sure we sounded amazing! Add to that the Killie Pies during the break, a few new Jiggered fans and this was one of my favourite gigs for ages.
Posted at 23:27 on 3rd December 2011 by Chris Smith
Jiggered Ceilidh Band were back playing for Strathclyde Fire and Rescue again this year at their annual ball. This year the venue was Glasgow's Radison (a slick, stylish hotel well suit to sophisticated folk like Jiggered!). As ever, Siobhan had organised an action-packed evening- the guests enjoyed a lovely 4 course meal, raffle, auction and were entertained by a Pipe Band, Michael Buble tribute, Jiggered Ceilidh Band and a function band finishing off the night.
With so much to cram in, inevitably the timings were altered and we only ended up with a 20 minute set! Despite the brevity of our set, host for the evening Loose Women's Kaye Adams announced "Give it up for your ceilidh band for this evening....Jiggered....weren't they fantastic?". I hope she was being rhetorical.
Posted at 0:26 on 3rd December 2011 by Chris Smith