It ended up a late Monday as Jiggered spent St Andrew's Evening recording some audio to accompany our soon-to-be-released promo videos. Sam Smith from Green Door Studios was our sound engineer for the evening- his mission was to try and capture the live sound of Jiggered...not a manufactured collection of individually recorded instruments but something authentic representing the warmth and energy of our collective sound! Can't wait for you to hear the finished product and see Stephen's videos too! Be patient, Jiggered fans. One before Christmas, honest.
Posted at 6:58 on 1st December 2015 by Chris Smith
We've played for loads of folk since 2002 but our latest ceilidh saw us perform for FOLK for the first time! "Friends of Loudoun Kirk" are a charity who exist to restore and maintain the partially ruined Loudoun Kirk, near Galston. They've been holding a ceilidh for years and years. This year, they'd asked Jiggered to provide the music and we were delighted to play for them at Galston Community Centre.
As usual, Ewan was on fine form on the drums and excelled in the raffle. Two prizes from £3 of raffle tickets. I'll not say what he won in case that proves to be a Christmas pressie spolier alert for any of his friends/family!
A day off from ceilidhing (although the Smiths/Stirlings will be meeting up!) before we do a bit of recording on Monday night....watch this space!
Oh, and some feedback from our Friday ceilidh: "Sorry I didn't get a chance to thank you for playing at our ceilidh, although Sandy did. I just personally wanted to say how much we all really enjoyed your music it was refreshingly modern and such a good standard. Guests commented on "how lovely the singing was" , "what a good voice your singer has " and "what a great band you are". The dances were great fun and there were a few which were new to us, which we all thoroughly enjoyed even those who got bamboozled by them. We would thoroughly recommend you to anyone looking for a ceilidh band. Thank you for making our night special and good luck in all your future bookings. Best wishes Pat"
Posted at 9:11 on 29th November 2015 by Chris Smith
Sandy is a man who knows how to orgnaise a great ceilidh- he'd hosted this St Andrews' Weekend ceilidh in a Scout Hall in Milngavie. It also happened to be Sandy and his wife Pat's brithdays so we had a wee rendition of "Happy Birthday" at the end! Sandy (and his team of helpers) had spent ages decorating the hall, invited a whole load of friends and family, ordered suppers for everyone from the local chippy, lined up a piper to provide 8 minutes of bagpipe entertainment...It was a fun evening and after Jiggered's mini-holiday it was brilliant to be back out with the team. Another ceilidh tonight followed by an evening in a recording studio on Monday night then a busy December. Love it.
Posted at 8:19 on 28th November 2015 by Chris Smith
Dorothy and Colin had their wedding reception on the 31st October at Duck Bay Marina, Loch Lomond. There's was no Halloween theme...just as well, probably, if this best man's speech I found on the internet is anything to go by:
"I'd like to propose a ghost! Toast, sorry. I'm muddling up this speech with my Halloween gags, and believe me, I feel a right ghoul. Anyway, I'm getting a-headstone of myself. Now where-wolf was I? Right, that's enough of bat. I think you all got the polter-gist."
Anyway, this was the final ceilidh for Jiggered in a really busy September/October. Now it's time for a well-earned rest. Our next ceilidhs are at the end of November.
We wish Dorothy and Colin all the best for their future together!
Posted at 9:26 on 1st November 2015 by Chris Smith