Jiggered Ceilidh Band at Kilconquhar Castle wedding!

Jiggered Ceilidh Band at Kilconquhar Castle wedding!

Simon and Lisa recently tied the knot and their wedding celebrations were in Kilconquhar Castle Estate. This was a new venue for Jiggered- always a treat to visit somewhere we've never performed and the journey to Fife in the sun was bathed in glorious sunshine. 

Simon and Lisa had a last minute change to their first dance, opting for "Accidentally in Love". After this, the ceilidh got underway and the guests had their chance to shine on the dancefloor...they didn't disappoint. Memorable moments incuded the Folla Reel getting its debut with Gemma calling and us slipping "Cotton Eye Joe" into Strip the Willow- it's a favourite of the bride and groom! By the end of the night, even the waitresses were dancing along!!

Stovies at the break finished off with the finest wedding madeira cake you'll ever taste. Thanks, Linda!

A lovely evening with some old friends and one or two new ones....we wish the Dewars all the best for the future.

Posted at 8:05 on 13th May 2018 by Chris Smith

Jiggered Ceilidh Band: Wedding at St John's Town of Dalry

Jiggered Ceilidh Band: Wedding at St John's Town of Dalry

This was a belter of a ceilidh! 

Tom and Clare were getting married in St John's Town of Dalry (near Castle Douglas). The Town Hall was a lovely venue for their big day. And it was a joy to be involved!

The new Mr and Mrs Carpenter danced their first dance to our version of Sam Cooke's "What a wonderful world". Gemma did a brilliant job with this and I managed to grudgingly sign the lyrics "don't know much about trigonometry....don't know much about algebra....don't know what a slide rule is for" (don't tell pupils from my Maths class about this!!). 

Great music. Great venue. Great atmosphere. And Tom coordinated a round of applause for us at the end of the evening. Another happy Jiggered customer!

All the best for the future Tom and Clare.

Posted at 7:31 on 6th May 2018 by Chris Smith

Jiggered Ceilidh Band at Wedding in Melville Castle

Jiggered Ceilidh Band at Wedding in Melville Castle

Mike and Krit married recently and Jiggered were duly roped in to serve up a Ceilidh feast, especially for the large Nepalese contingent!

We played the first half as a four piece and upped this in the second half for an unbeatable evening of entertainment!

The sound limiter at the venue was a concern at the start but we’ve mastered the art of sticking within the decibel restrictions over the years.

Ellyn and Gemma provided some beautiful vocals- this was a memorable evening for so many reasons!!

We wish Mr and Mrs Lund all the best for the future!

Posted at 22:32 on 19th April 2018 by Chris Smith

Jiggered Ceilidh Band: Piping Centre wedding

Jiggered Ceilidh Band: Piping Centre wedding

Jiggered were honoured to play at Phil and Juline's wedding last night. We first met Juline a few years back at Strathclyde Uni's Christian Union so it was nice to catch up after over a decade. 

Mr and Mrs Magee had chosen a couple of frst dance songs ("God gave me you" and "Bless the broken road") which had a definite country theme. As we played them for our sound check the staff at The Piping Centre were loving it. One in particular is a massive Nashville fan- she was adding them to her favourite playlist!

We played as a five-piece last night. This was a rare treat with Ellyn joining the Jiggered family for the evening! Things were sounding great and we had a brilliant evening. 

All the best to Phil and Juline. Thanks for having us, you guys.

Posted at 7:29 on 15th April 2018 by Chris Smith

Jiggered Ceilidh Band: 60th Birthday Party

Jiggered Ceilidh Band: 60th Birthday Party

Jiggered's latest adventure saw us rock up at Hutcheson's Rugby Club (Goffnock). Benjawan had organised a lovely 60th birthday party for her husband, Neil. Benjawan had not just sorted out the music...she had had put together the buffet and it was AMAZING. The homemade lamb curry, chicken wings and sticky rice was so good- I had two platefulls!

Birthday boy Neil enjoyed entertaining his guests, singing a couple of times during the night. The ceilidh was a hit and we had a brilliant night. See you for your 70th birthday, Neil.

Posted at 7:30 on 8th April 2018 by Chris Smith

Jiggered Ceilidh Band Entertain Maths Troops!

Jiggered Ceilidh Band Entertain Maths Troops!

The Grange Academy Maths Camps are legendary. This year's weekend at Gartmore House was the biggest ever with 96 Higher/Advanced Higher students coming along with their enthusiastic teachers. They're a great bunch and it's always a highlight for us to play at this one each year. 

This year was pretty special for Jiggered too. Jiggered formed in 2002. After 10 glorious years, the inimitable Jenny left us. The next 5 years, we had a blast with Emma as our talented front woman. We're so grateful as a band for all of the adventures we've had with these two friends over the years.

A new Jiggered era kicked off last night with Gemma. She was calling dances like a pro. And just wait till you hear her voice! 

I'll leave you with a joke shared by one of the Maths geeks last night: "The doctor prescribed me anti barn-dance pills. He said I've not to exceed the prescribed dosey-dosage......"

Posted at 12:10 on 25th March 2018 by Chris Smith

Jiggered Ceilidh Band nearly snowed in at Peebles Hydro wedding!

Jiggered Ceilidh Band nearly snowed in at Peebles Hydro wedding!

Ross and Jo had heard Jiggered at Hogmanay a few years ago and knew they wanted us to play at their wedding! They booked us up for their wedding at Peebles Hydro. It was an intimate affair with a few of their friends and family gathering to celebrate the big day! 

The couple had chosen Goo Goo Dolls "Boxes" for their first dance and it was a nice one to add to our repertoire! The choreographed dance went down well with the crowd...

Jen and Gemma completed the line-up for the evening and meant we had a five-piece for a wee change, featuring three part harmonies during the evening! 

With several inches of snow forming during the evening, the hotel manager spoke to us about staying over but we decided to give the journey home a go. Thankfully we all made it home safe and sound! 

Next ceilidh: MATHS CAMP.

Posted at 8:16 on 18th March 2018 by Chris Smith

Jiggered head to Arbroath for a midweek wedding ceilidh

Jiggered head to Arbroath for a midweek wedding ceilidh

Jiggered don't often head all the wya up to Arbroath during the week but this ceilidh was totally worth it. 

Matthew and Anne had their wedding celebration at the Windmill Christian Centre- the place had been transformed and the guests (a unique blend of Scots and Germans) were in the mood for a ceilidh! 

The newlyweds had asked us to play Ed Sheeran's "Perfect" for their first dance (another song to add to our repertoire). After the obligatory dance from the happy couple the floor was filled all night with enthusiastic ceilidhers...

It was a pleasure to play for these guys and it'll be a ceilidh the four of us will remember for a long, long time.

Posted at 21:57 on 15th February 2018 by Chris Smith

Jiggered Ceilidh Band: Milngavie Favourites!

Jiggered Ceilidh Band: Milngavie Favourites!

We've played for a few years at Milngavie Primary Family Ceilidh. This fundraiser has become one of our favourite regular gigs each year. And this year must have been one of the biggest (ticket sales exceeded the number of tickets!!). 

Some of the dancers were off the charts- superb. Domino's pizzas at half time - always a crowd pleasing choice! 

See you again in 2019, Milngavie crew.

Posted at 16:55 on 3rd February 2018 by Chris Smith

Jiggered Kick off 2018 with a Burns Supper in Newmilns

Jiggered Kick off 2018 with a Burns Supper in Newmilns

Every January, Jiggered rock up at Townhead Church for their Burns' Supper Ceilidh. The place was a packout last night- over 150 people crammed in ready to enjoy the music, that address to the haggis, tasty grub and enthusiastic dancing. 

It was brilliant to see so many familiar faces in the crowd for this one- love our Jiggered fans!

Posted at 8:51 on 28th January 2018 by Chris Smith

Happy New Year from Jiggered Ceilidh Band

Happy New Year from Jiggered Ceilidh Band

Jiggered rounded off another exciting year with a Hogmanay gig in East Kilbride- ViZion Church were seeing in 2018 in style and we were delighted to provide the ceilidh section of their evening.

What a welcoming and fun bunch. Great to be with them (sure it won't be our last visit to play for these guys!).

And as always a huge pleasure to end off another year with the Jiggered crew. This was an early gig (8pm-10pm) so we had to exchange smooches slightly earlier than the bells- I would've felt short-changed if I'd missed out altogether! It also meant I got to bring in the New Year with Elaine, Daisy, Heidi and Logan for the first time EVER...that was lovely too.

If you need a ceilidh band in 2018 (or you're planning a Hogmanay gig and want to get in early) please get in touch!

Happy new year, folks!

Posted at 10:52 on 1st January 2018 by Chris Smith

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