Jiggered's January giglist wouldn't be complete without a wee Burns Supper Ceilidh at Townhead Church in Newmilns. This is always a lively event swarming with kids and families from the town (and with a few fans from further afield popping in too).
The crowd are great, the food was a big hit (haggis, neeps and chips for tatties), the address to the haggis from Paul was entertaining as ever and of course Jiggered's music went down a storm.
Thanks to Ewan, Susan and Emma for their incredible talent and willingness to come doon to Ayrshire yet again. We love you guys!
Posted at 22:53 on 27th January 2017 by Chris Smith
This was the start of 2017 for Jiggered Ceilidh Band. It was also the start of an incredible adventure into the unknown for Don and Lorna. They were hosting this ceilidh in Milngavue Town Hall as a farewell to the colleagues, friends and family. On Wednesday the couple leave behind the comfort of their lifestyle, secure jobs, lovely home and fly out to South Africa to volunteer indefinitely. Don will be helping to construct sustainable housing for those living in poverty while Lorna will be setting up health clinics to provide vital care in these communities.
If you're interested in finding out more, following their adventures or support them, head over to their blog, Adventurously Expectant. We wish the McLeans all the best for the future too!
So if you're looking for a ceilidh in 2017, whether that's a fundraiser, wedding or even a leavers' party, please get in touch!
Posted at 8:25 on 15th January 2017 by Chris Smith
Another memorable, exciting year for Jiggered came to an end in Easterbrook Hall at The Crichton. The Hogmanay celebrations there are well worth coming along to if you're in the Dumfries area. The evening kicks off with fine food (we were treated to a delicious three-courser before kicking off the ceilidh). The crowd are keen ceilidhers - the dancefloor was crammed all night- at one point there was so much dancing space that we had a set doing the Strip the Willow in the hallway just outside the function room!!
As 2017 approached, Emma performed the countdown "10..9..8..7..6..5..4..3..2..1..HAPPY NEW YEAR!" and then the confetti canons exploded. After the New Year greetings, smooches, hugs and well wishes we finished off the rest of our set. At 1pm when the evening ended so many of the guests complimented us on our music which was lovely.
We're excited about what 2017 has in store for Jiggered. If you're looking for a ceilidh band, please give us a shout!
Posted at 9:27 on 1st January 2017 by Chris Smith