Four ceilidhs in nine days (3)

Four ceilidhs in nine days (3)

Glasgow's Corinthian. It's a stunning venue. The impressive building is just off George Square and its impressive architecture combined with its luxurious decor make it a really classy venue.

Jiggered were performing at Strathclyde's Design, Manufacture and Engineering Management Graduation Ball. We had a short slot between the end of the graduates' meal and the DJ's session into the early hours! With less than 90 minutes to play, we crammed in loads of ceilidh dances! It was high energy, frenetic but brilliant.

Jetsetting Ewan had flown up from London in time to catch this one!

It was a pleasure for me recognise one of the graduates celebrating the culmination of her undergraduate studies. Ashley and I reminisced about memorable moments from her time in my class about 10 years ago! Jiggered wish Ashley and the rest of her classmates all the best for their promising futures!

Posted at 5:23 on 18th May 2017 by Chris Smith

Four ceilidhs in nine days (2)

Four ceilidhs in nine days (2)

Second ceilidh of the weekend. Lovely location (Bankfoot Church Centre, near Perth). Lovely bride and groom (Jacob and Lyndsay).

As if a cracking ceilidh wasn't enough, guests were treated to an ice-cream stand, more homemade traybakes that I've ever seen in one place, a soft play, rolls at the break... Excellent!!

Things went so well that at the end father-of-the-bride, Iain, came to thank us for playing another of his daughter's wedding. Two of his girls have hired Jiggered for their weddings and Iain's determined his other two will in the future too! 

Next gig on our list: a graduation ball at Glasgow's fancy Corinthian!

Posted at 7:05 on 14th May 2017 by Chris Smith

Four ceilidhs in nine days (1)

Four ceilidhs in nine days (1)

Jiggered Ceilidh Band have a busy May lined up- we're starting with a run of four ceilidhs in nine days. Don't worry, we have the stamia for it!

The first is one of our regular favourite gigs. The Larbert Pentecostal Church ceilidh is organised by Michelle and it's always a packout. Everyone gets dressed up, arrive early and the buzz in the room even as we set up indicate this is going to be a belter! We're not disappointed either- this crowd love a ceilidh and Beancross Farm's massive dance floor is crammed all evening with smiley dancers. 

If forced to mention something here that won't make any sense to the rest of you I'd probably refer to Ewan's raffle/competition skills being demonstrated once again, Emma's ability to tell her left from her right (she's a bright girl, after all...I mean, she has Standard Grades and everything) and Susan lamenting that her Magner's pint glass was filled with water.

Off to Perth next.

Posted at 7:22 on 13th May 2017 by Chris Smith

Jiggered Ceilidhing at Ball for Radiologists!

Jiggered Ceilidhing at Ball for Radiologists!

Jiggered's latest gig was this one for some radiologists whose big hearts (note: this has not been verified by any form of scan) led to them raising money for the Beatson at their Ball hosted at Glasgow's Oran Mor.

As I scanned the room tonight, I spotted my good friend Dr W but there was no sign of MR I. We ceilidhed straight through to midnight and our radiology friends will confirm the diagnosis of our set arrangement: no sign of any breaks. Everyone seemed to love Jiggered's music with one punter, Tom Ogrophy, saying "You guys were sound. Ultra sound...". Alan's good lady Katy had been involved in arranging the event and lined up the post-ceilidh music which was taking the partying radiologists into the early hours. Hopefully everyone was well-behaved after we left and there are no reports of any x-ray-ted behaviour. 

Fun evening, great crowd.

Posted at 0:19 on 7th May 2017 by Chris Smith