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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jiggered Ceilidh Band- Stoater of a Wedding at Troon's Piersland House Hotel

Jiggered Ceilidh Band- Stoater of a Wedding at Troon's Piersland House Hotel

Tonight's ceilidh was pretty special.

Ewan arrived with two exciting new purchases. Inside his awesome new car was a cracking new drum kit. 
Susan arrived safe and sound despite having being trapped in a room just hours earlier. 
Emma's reputation as an amazing singer was confirmed before we even started by a few guests who'd heard us before.
I was buzzing to be playing for Lorna and Gary's wedding (Lorna did say she was "buzzing like a bee" too!). The room was loaded with his folk who know me as "Mr Smith" and it was a pleasure to catch up with so many pupils, like Harry and Jennifer, former pupils, like Adam, Alex, Andy, Beth, Cammy, Emma, Euan, Gavin, Jack, Kate, Rachel, Ross, Ruairidh, parents and even grandparents. 

The first dance the happy couple had chosen was "Bless the Broken Road" - it was a cracking way to start the evening. Evey dance saw the floor filled and when we wheeled out "Paper Roses" for Killie fan groom Gary the reaction was unbelievable. Brought the house down!

An amazing evening- one guest posted this on Facebook later about Jiggered: "Without a doubt the best ceilidh band. Absolutely unreal at a wedding tonight". We'll take that. Thanks, Cammy.

Posted at 9:09 on 12th November 2017 by

Jiggered Ceilidh Band: Wedding in Stirling's Golden Lion

Jiggered Ceilidh Band: Wedding in Stirling's Golden Lion

Fiona and Stephen were celebrating their wedding at The Golden Lion in Stirling and Jiggered were providing the entertainment! 

First dance for the happy couple was our version of "1000 years". With the formalities out of the way it was time for the guests to get their dancing shoes on. Everything we served up was a hit with this crowd- they were keen ceilidhers, boogied away to our covers and there was lots of singing along from around the ballroom whenever we burst into song! 

We're wishing the happy couple a long future together! 

(Also.....Hope you have a nice holiday, Susan. Hope your hand recovers soon, Emma. Hope your drum/car plans come together, Ewan.)

Posted at 7:53 on 15th October 2017 by

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

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

Jiggered's Busy Weekend Continues in Royal Mussleburgh Golf Club

Jiggered's Busy Weekend Continues in Royal Mussleburgh Golf Club

Jiggered are in the middle of a particularly busy stretch....and loving it!

Our latest gig was the wedding reception of Duncan and Tracey who were marrying at Royal Musselburgh Golf Club (on the "other side" of Edinburgh). It was a large wedding with plenty of entertainment on offer! In addition to our ceilidh stuff, there was a Rod Stewart tribute act and DJ at the end of the night! 

Chat for the band centred around plans for our next consecutive Saturdays...

Saturday 26th August: We're performing live at Creation Fest Scotland (live on stage in Glasgow's George Square at 6pm)
Saturday 2nd September: We're exhibiting and performing at Scotland's Exclusive Wedding Event (in Double by Hilton, Glasgow City Centre)

Maybe see you at one/both of these cracking events.

All the best to Duncan and Tracey. We really enjoyed playing for you guys, thanks for booking us (and for your kindness)!

Posted at 6:40 on 26th August 2017 by

Jiggered Ceilidh Band- New Lanark Mill Hotel

Jiggered Ceilidh Band- New Lanark Mill Hotel

This was a weekend of "sound limiters". Both St Andrews in the Square and New Lanark Mill Hotel have sound limiting systems to control the volume for their neighbours. These can be tricky to play alongside but we're pretty experienced and judging by the end-of-ceillidh-reactions after both our latest weddings, we've mastered the art of getting the most of these systems, avoiding the awkward power-cuts!

Hamish and Jen booked us up for their wedding at New Lanark. After negotiating the four flights of stairs with the sound gear, we were excited to play for this music-loving couple (they had musical icing around their wedding cake) and their keen-to-sing-along guests (who would join in whenever we did any Scottish song or cover)!

Now it's a weekend off for JiGGered before a particularly hectic spell- remember you can come see us on Saturday 26th August in Glasgow's George Square at Creation Fest (we're on the main stage at 6pm) or on Saturday 2nd September at Scotland's Exclusive Wedding Event!

Posted at 8:13 on 13th August 2017 by

Jiggered Ceilidh Band: Glasgow's St Andrews in the Square Wedding

Jiggered Ceilidh Band: Glasgow's St Andrews in the Square Wedding

Glasgow's St Andrews in the Square is a stunning venue. This impressive building is steeped in history. It looks incredible inside and out. 

Colin and Katie's wedding was our latest visit. It was a pleasure to play for bride Katie (whose sister opted for Jiggered at her wedding too)! The crowd were enthusiastic and danced the night away. We're in the middle of a particularly busy spell with a live performance in George Square at Creation Fest and a showcase at Scotland's Exclusive Wedding Event coming up in the next three weeks (on top of our our other ceilidhs) so there was plenty to chat about- exciting times!

We obviously wish Colin and Katie all the best for the future- thanks again for having us, you guys! 

Posted at 8:59 on 12th August 2017 by

Jiggered Ceilidh Band Wedding at Altskeith

Jiggered Ceilidh Band Wedding at Altskeith

The first thing I spotted when I arrived at Altskeith for Rob and Kate's wedding was the bride and groom rowing their way across the loch! I knew straight away this would be a fun wedding. 

Rob and Kate *love* ceilidh. They're musicians themselves and led the way on the dance floor all night...

We had a great evening. Have a great honeymoon in Canada, Mr and Mrs Elliott.

Posted at 8:47 on 6th August 2017 by

Jiggered Ceilidh Band at Glasgow's Redhurst Hotel

Jiggered Ceilidh Band at Glasgow's Redhurst Hotel

Alarm bells would usually be ringing if a 20-year-old was having his second wedding...and something would definitely be weird if it was to the same girl! But, as Cameron explained, this wedding celebration at Glasgow's Redhurst Hotel was the Scottish followup to the Canadian marriage of the new "Mr and Mrs Russell" back in June!

Jiggered were priveleged to join the guests for the lovely meal before we entertained the crowds with ceilidh action. Obviously, we included a Canadian Barndance as tribute to the bride and her family! 

We recognised a few guests (including a few whose weddings we've done in the past). And at one point, a woman came up to ask "Are you that Mr Smith, the Maths teacher?". It turns out her boys attended the school I teach at but their mum is always the one who's sent to approach people they bump into but aren't sure if it's really them. Apparently, I joined an elite group including Ant & Dec and Lionel Messi...

As well as congratulations to the smiley bride and groom, we also celebrated Jiggered's Emma turning 30. She always claims that she's "a different generation" but we're all within 20% of her age now with this percentage only due to shrink! Have a great brithday, Emma!

Posted at 7:28 on 30th July 2017 by

Five star Mar Hall wedding for Jiggered

Five star Mar Hall wedding for Jiggered

Jiggered are in the middle of wedding season and have loads of exciting ceilidhs lined up for the summer! This latest one found us at Gordon and Jill's wedding reception at the luxurious Mar Hall.

Four year old Daniel was keen to help us set up, find out more about the Jiggered lineup and instruments- he even got in on some pre-first dance photos!

There were a few familiar faces in this wedding crowd. And boy, did they know how to ceilidh! Ellyn was standing in for Emma and guided the dancers through Ceilidh dances they were already master of but threw in one that was new to everyone (including the rest of the band)!! Lots of fun...

Next up, we're back in TrOOn (Raymie's favourite!)...

Posted at 9:11 on 21st July 2017 by

If marrying in Edinburgh's for you, then why not check out Ghillie Dhu?

If marrying in Edinburgh's for you, then why not check out Ghillie Dhu?

Ronald and Cat were getting married. They were looking for a band that would provide the ceilidh music that Scottish lassie Cat loved, the expert instructions that Dutch knakker Ronald knew his friends and family would need and the covers that would have their guests up boogying in between! Up stepped Jiggered. 

The venue? Edinburgh's Ghillie Dhu. Stunning architecture, central city setting, experienced sound team...it's a class act. 

At the end of the evening, the couple were delighted with our set...Cat said (and I'm paraphrasing to tone down some of her colourful language!) "That was amazing. I mean I'm Scottish and I've danced away to some dances I've never even heard of. I love a good ceilidh- thanks."

Posted at 18:15 on 16th July 2017 by

See Jiggered at Scotland's Exclusive Wedding Event 2017

See Jiggered at Scotland's Exclusive Wedding Event 2017

On Saturday 2nd September 2017, Scotland's Exclusive Wedding Event will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Glasgow Central. If you're planning a wedding, get along to this event. There will be all kinds of wedding suppliers there- and plenty of deals on the day.

One of the two showcase bands on the big day will be....Jiggered Ceilidh Band. Get yourself tickets, come along to hear our short demo set and hopefully book us up for your wedding!

Posted at 13:04 on 13th July 2017 by

Jiggered Ceilidh Band- Wedding at Troon's Piersland House Hotel

Jiggered Ceilidh Band- Wedding at Troon's Piersland House Hotel

It was a real treat to play at Iain and Kirsten's special day- the couple had their wedding reception at the Piersland in Troon (a venue we've played at many times). The evening kicked off with the cutting of the cake(s). At this wedding, one cake wouldn't do- there were a host of cakes on offer! 

The newlyweds had chosen Paramore's "I'm into you" for their first dance- Emma did a beautiful version of this. This was quickly followed by a dad-daughter dance to Carrie Underwood's "The girl you think I am". After the preliminaries, the ceilidh was soon in full swing! We had a great night, and it seemed that the guests did too as they danced along to ceilidh and covers all night.

At the end of the evening Kirsten came over to thank us for the music...Happy bride? Mission accomplished!

Posted at 8:10 on 7th July 2017 by

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