Jiggered Ceilidh Band at Edinburgh Uni for a Conference Ceilidh

Jiggered Ceilidh Band at Edinburgh Uni for a Conference Ceilidh

Jiggered travelled over to Edinburgh University's South Hall Complex for our latest gig. Jane was organising a large European conference for vets working in support of research (the 2017 LAVA-ESLAV-ECLAM Conference on Reproducibility of Animal Studies). 

It's always fun when there's an international feel to a ceilidh and with a large number of European delegates learning to ceilidh for the first time, this was no exception. Mobile phones were filming us, photographing the dancing action and torches were even providing alternatives to lighters as Susan melted hearts with her rendition of "Hector the Hero" and as Emma wowed the crowd (unintentional rhyming there) with "Caledonia.

Lots of fun.

Posted at 5:55 on 26th September 2017 by Chris Smith

Rowallan Castle the venue for latest Jiggered wedding

Rowallan Castle the venue for latest Jiggered wedding

Ayrshire's Rowallan Castle is a hidden gem of a venue- it boasts a golf course designed by Scotland's finest ever golfer, Colin Montgomerie, has a great team staffing the place (notably Stuart N- a class act) and the ancient castle is something special too!

Andy and Amelia had heard us at Anthony and Helen's wedding back in 2015- they loved the Jiggered sound so much that they booked us up for their big day. The couple wanted Skippinish's "Walking on the waves" for their first dance- we were happy to learn this one and it went so well that we finished the evening with the song too! 

All the best for the future, A&A!

Posted at 7:27 on 17th September 2017 by Chris Smith

Jiggered at Scotland's Exclusive Wedding Event 2017

Jiggered at Scotland's Exclusive Wedding Event 2017

Jiggered have been ridiculously busy over the past few weeks and this came to a climax with our second appearance at Scotland's Exclusive Wedding Event (last time we played at this it was at Hampden). 

The wedding fayre sees Glasgow's Doubletree Hilton overtaken by wedding suppliers of all descriptions- entertainers and caterers, venues and photographers...

As well as manning stall "420" (firing out vast quantities of pick n mix), we also performed two live showcases for the brides as they piled into the Robert Burns Suite for the catwalk. 

It looks like we're going to be busy next year!

Posted at 19:41 on 2nd September 2017 by Chris Smith

Jiggered Ceilidh Band's latest wedding at Kilmardinny House, Bearsden

Jiggered Ceilidh Band's latest wedding at Kilmardinny House, Bearsden

Mo and Amy were at a wedding we played at a few weeks ago and at the end of the evening Mo came up and said "even if you're half as good as you were tonight, I can't wait". That seemed like not much of a challenge and hitting 50% isn't where we usually set our sights!! And based on the reaction of the crowd, it seems we exceeded Mo's benchmark! 

There were a few folk in the room whose weddings we'd played at and it's always nice to bump into them.

Lots of our band chat centred around our next performance- at Scotland's Exclusive Wedding Event (Saturday 2nd September)! Excited to book up a few more weddings for 2017 and beyond!

Posted at 5:46 on 2nd September 2017 by Chris Smith

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