Jiggered Ceilidh Band at Hospice Fundraiser Ball

Jiggered Ceilidh Band at Hospice Fundraiser Ball

It was an honour to perform for this crowd from Wishaw General Hospital as they raised funds for St Andrew's Hospice. Rosie had booked us up for the big event, held in Glasgow's Hilton Grosvenor. 

Everyone was dressed up and ready for a party. The floor was jam-packed all night.

A cracking evening with loads raised for a totally worthwhile cause. Fantastic!

Posted at 7:48 on 11th May 2019 by Chris Smith

Jiggered Ceilidh Band:- Two Weddings in One Day (Part 2)

Jiggered Ceilidh Band:- Two Weddings in One Day (Part 2)

A quick bag of chips and we left our afternoon wedding in Linlithgow to head over to Edinburgh's lush Dalhousie Castle! This place is impressive- the oldest occupied castle in Scotland. 

Jerry and Amy had asked us to perform the "Skye Boat Song" for their first dance- a song that had an extra special meaning for them! After this, the party really got into full swing and we enjoyed an evening of great music and great dancing!

Another smiling couple- we wish them all the best from Team Jiggered.

Posted at 7:58 on 5th May 2019 by Chris Smith

Jiggered Ceilidh Band:- Two Weddings in One Day (Part 1)

Jiggered Ceilidh Band:- Two Weddings in One Day (Part 1)

Jiggered kicked off a busy day for the band with a lovely afternoon wedding in Linlithgow Burgh Halls.

Richard and Annabel had asked us to learn Hillsong's "Be Still" for their first dance. It had a special meaning to the couple and was a beautiful way to start their marriage celebrations! 

This was an action-packed two hour ceilidh and I'm sure we have many new Jiggered fans, but it was also fantastic to catch up with our old buddy Stuart Aitken too.

All the best to the happy couple!

Posted at 7:43 on 5th May 2019 by Chris Smith

Happy 40th Birthday, Ruth, from Jiggered Ceilidh Band

Happy 40th Birthday, Ruth, from Jiggered Ceilidh Band

This was a stoater of a party. Duncan has set the bar high for any husbands planning their wife's 40th birthday bash! Ruth's do was at the sumptious Dumfries House with a drinks reception in the Tapestry and Duncan's speech kickstarting the evening in style. Dinner in the marquee was a gourmet delight. Finishing off with a ceilidh from Team Jiggered was the icing on the cake. 

A superb event for a lovely birthday girl and a fantastic family. Thanks for having us, Campbells!

Posted at 18:08 on 28th April 2019 by Chris Smith

Jiggered: Ceilidh Band:- Scottish/Austrian wedding at Dalmahoy

Jiggered: Ceilidh Band:- Scottish/Austrian wedding at Dalmahoy

Jonathan and Katharina celebrated their wedding at Dalmahoy Country House. It's a lovely venue just outside Edinburgh and we've enjoyed playing there a few times. 

The new Mr and Mrs McLatchie have serious ceilidh pedigree in the family- Jonathan's sister Lois played fiddle for Reel Guid before she moved to Geneva to work for the United Nations! So it was a real honour to be chosen as the ceilidh band for this Scottish-Austrian wedding! 

A wonderful evening, with glorious wedding in the middle of Easter weekend! Fantastic.

Posted at 7:49 on 22nd April 2019 by Chris Smith

Jiggered Ceilidh Band: Strawberry Barn Wedding 2

Jiggered Ceilidh Band: Strawberry Barn Wedding 2

It's official. Strawberry Barn is just a stoater of a wedding venue. Every one we've done there has been fantastic, so it can't be a fluke! 

James and Katherine were the latest bride and groom to celebrate their newlywed status there and this was another lovely occasion. The first dance came courtesy of four talented guests before the standard Jiggered line up took over and entertained the crowd with our usual mix of ceilidh, covers and other surprises!!

A beautiful setting, keen crowd and happy bride and groom. Fantastic.

We wish James and Katherine all the best and pray that Katherine's mum has a swift recovery (what a shame that she was in hospital on the big day).

Posted at 8:18 on 13th April 2019 by Chris Smith

Jiggered Ceilidh Band: Strawberry Barn Wedding 1

Jiggered Ceilidh Band: Strawberry Barn Wedding 1

What a lovely venue Dunbar's Strawberry Barn is. A stunning barn conversion which makes an ideal space for a wedding. Loads of room for the tables for the meal and a huge dance floor for the ceilidh afterwards!

David and Kirsten's guests were big fans of ceilidh (even the large English contingent were giving it laldy!).

It was a pleasure to play for the happy couple and we're making it two nights in a row at Strawberry Barns. Can't wait.

Posted at 7:35 on 12th April 2019 by Chris Smith

Jiggered Ceilidh Band: Sutton to celebrate at Fenwick Hotel

Jiggered Ceilidh Band: Sutton to celebrate at Fenwick Hotel

It's always a real treat to play at friends' weddings! So the opportunity to perform at Gregor and Katie's wedding was a genuine pleasure.

The new Mr and Mrs Sutton celebrated their big day at the Fenwick Hotel. Their wedding was bursting with colour (rainbow theme), full of life (loads of young kids involved throughout the day) and a celebration of faith (from start to finish).

A special day. Thanks for having Jiggered at your wedding, Mr and Mrs Sutton!

Posted at 22:12 on 5th April 2019 by Chris Smith

Jiggered + Maths Camp = AWESOME

Jiggered + Maths Camp = AWESOME

A winning formula. Take 100 enthusiastic Maths students from Grange Academy, mix in Jiggered's up tempo ceilidh tunes and you're onto a winner. 

The kids were amazing. Especially, Ewan Eaglesham who made his debut on drums for Jiggered (Ewan Sr was unavailable). What a performance from this young man who's destined for great things! 

We're already lookng forward to our return in 2020!

Posted at 15:05 on 24th March 2019 by Chris Smith

Jiggered Roadtrip to Bath!

Jiggered Roadtrip to Bath!

The Proclaimers have inspred the soundtrack to our latest ceilidh adventure..."I would drive 400 miles and I would drive 400 miles more..."

David first heard us way back in 2007. He loved the sound so booked us to play at his daughter's wedding. Then his wife, Netta, had a significant birthday. We were unavailable for the date they had in mind so the whole party was postponed for a few months to allow the family's favourite band to perform! HAPPY BIRTHDAY Mrs B!

It was a pleasure to play for these lovely folks again. And the roadtrip was ardous in terms of the heavy mileage but also an absolute treat thanks to the company! Great banter from Team Jiggered. Loved every minute.

Exciting times ahead for the band. Watch this space, folks!

Posted at 21:11 on 17th February 2019 by Chris Smith

Jiggered Ceilidh Band: Milngavie Primary Fundraiser (AGAIN)!

Jiggered Ceilidh Band: Milngavie Primary Fundraiser (AGAIN)!

We love this wee ceilidh. It's been a regular gig over many years and hopefully for years to come. Loads of kids (boys mainly playing tig and performing Fortnite dances) and girls (mainly eye-rolling at their male classmates and keen to show off their ceilidh moves). 

The organisers know how to put on a cracking fundraiser. The venue, Milngavie Town Hall, is massive - perfect for a huge ceilidh. The Domino's Pizza at half-time always goes down well. Raffle prizes add to the adrenaline. Superb!

See you in 2020, guys.

Posted at 9:15 on 2nd February 2019 by Chris Smith

Jiggered at Eden Leisure Village for Ryan's 40th birthday party

Jiggered at Eden Leisure Village for Ryan's 40th birthday party

A spectacular start to an exciting year for Jiggered! 

Ryan, owner of Regis Banqueting, hosted his weekend-long 40th birthday celebration celebrations at Eden Leisure Village and who else would he draft in for the Saturday ceilidh action but Jiggered? We had a blast- the barn is looking amazing and the buffet was unsurprisingly phenomenal (lobster, anyone?). All the best for the coming year, Ryan!

There's lots in the pipeline coming up in 2019 for Jiggered (including a new website featuring never-before-seen photos and videos). Watch this space!

Posted at 8:31 on 13th January 2019 by Chris Smith

Jiggered at Hogmanay- a pair of gigs!

Jiggered at Hogmanay- a pair of gigs!

Hogmanay 2018: Part 1. 
We kicked off the Hogmanay action back with our friends from ViZion Church again. They have a lovely wee New Year's Eve "do" each year in the Murray Owen Centre in East Kilbride and we dished up an action packed two hour ceilidh for them from 7.30-9.30 before a rapid pack down so we could head over to our second gig of the evening!

Hogmanay 2018: Part 2.
We were at Elim Church in Glasgow by 10pm and that allowed us plenty time to get set up! This was a huge Hogmanay do and it's always nice to be involved in the "over-the-bells" slot...the big countdown and the cheering and the New Year greetings. Love it. 

2018 has been another massive year for Jiggered. A load of amazing ceilidhs, an overseas trip and a change in lineup. This was the year when Emma finished up with the band after 5 years of Jiggered excellence! And in stepped our Gemma! From ceilidh novice to total pro in a year- it's been a steep learning curve for Mrs P but the journey has been so much fun. Here's to more awesome ceilidh action in 2019!

Posted at 9:41 on 1st January 2019 by Chris Smith

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