JigJam

JigJam are a multi-award winning quartet from the heart of the midlands in Ireland. Blending the best of traditional Irish music with bluegrass and Americana in a new genre which has been branded as ‘CeltGrass’, their onstage energy along with their virtuosic musical ability has captivated audiences throughout the world.

“Here’s an Irish band that’s going to impact the world as hard as Clancy Brothers or U2 if they get only half a chance.”

Jamie McKeogh, Cathal Guinan and Daithi Melia all hail from Tullamore, Co.Offaly with Co. Tipperary born Gavin Strappe completing the quartet. All four members grew up immersed in Irish traditional music and culture which is reflected by the band collectively achieving over twenty All-Ireland titles at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann competitions. They have now developed their own unique style of music influenced by American Folk music whilst staying true to their Irish roots. Described as ‘The best Irish group so far in bluegrass’ this sharply dressed outfit deliver an energy-fuelled, foot-stomping live performance. All multi-instrumentalists, JigJam interchange between banjos, guitars, fiddles, mandolins and double bass onstage which creates an experience which is pleasing to both the eye and the ear. JigJam have recorded two studio albums to critical acclaim and have been compared to the Punch Brothers by the European Bluegrass Music Association. JigJam have made a huge impact on the Irish American circuit performing at all major festivals including the world-renowned Milwaukee Irish Fest as well as touring various parts of the UK and Europe. ‘The words sparkling, innovative and infectious come first to mind’ when you witness your first JigJam show. Miss this band at your peril.

‘JigJam are as close to authentic as you can get without having been raised on grits and fried squirrel’ Sean Laffey of Irish Music Magazine.

‘Absolutely Terrific!’ – Pat Kenny of Newstalk.

Booking in North America: FLi Artists

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2017

May

26th May 2017- McCluskey Brothers Celtic Concerts, Hill Point, WI – USA

27th May 2017 – Gaelic Park Irish Fest, Chicago, IL – USA

28th May 2017 – Gaelic Park Irish Fest, Chicago, IL – USA

29th May 2017 – Gaelic Park Irish Fest, Chicago, IL – USA

31st May 2017 – Keane’s, The Bronx, New York, NY – USA

June

1st Jun 2017 – Mustang Harry’s – Manhattan, New York, NY – USA

2nd June 2017 – Mustang Harrys’s – Manhattan, New York, NY – USA

3rd June 2017 – Clancy Brothers Festival, Carrick-on-Suir, Co. Tipperary – IRELAND

4th June 2017 – Mick McCarthy Millennium Centre with Mike Denver, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary – IRELAND

5th June 2017 – Moyglass Music Festival, Moyglass, Co. Tipperary – IRELAND

July

14th Jul 2017 – Tiree Music Festival, Tiree – SCOTLAND

15th Jul 2017 -Tiree Music Festival, Tiree – SCOTLAND

16th Jul 2017 -Tiree Music Festival, Tiree – SCOTLAND

August

10th Aug 2017 – Elk Rapids, Michigan, MI – USA

13th Aug 2017 – Nahma Inn, Nahma, MI – USA

17th Aug 2017 – Milwaukee Irish Fest, Milwaukee, WI – USA

18th Aug 2017 -Milwaukee Irish Fest, Milwaukee, WI – USA

19th Aug 2017 – Milwaukee Irish Fest, Milwaukee, WI – USA

20th Aug 2017 – Milwaukee Irish Fest, Milwaukee, WI – USA

22nd Aug 2017 – McGuinness Pub, Appleton, WI – USA

23rd Aug 2017 – McGuinness Pub, Appleton, WI – USA

25th Aug 2017 – Mad Gael Irish Fest, Madison, WI – USA

26th Aug 2017 – Mad Gael Irish Fest, Madison, WI – USA

27th Aug 2017 – Chief O’Neills (Co-Bill with Garry O’Meara), Chicago, IL – USA

29th Aug 2017 – Arts MidWest Conference Showcase, Columbus, OH – USA

30th Aug 2017 – Golden Ace Inn, Indianapolis, IN – USA

September

1st Sep 2017 – Kansas City Irish Fest, Kansas City, MO – USA

2nd Sep 2017 – Kansas City Irish Fest, Kansas City, MO – USA

3rd Sep 2017 – Kansas City Irish Fest, Kansas City, MO – USA

7th Sep 2017 – Logan’s Irish Pub, Findlay, OH – USA

8th Sep 2017 – Pittsburgh Irish Fest, Pittsburgh, PA – USA

9th Sep 2017 – Pittsburgh Irish Fest, Pittsburgh, PA – USA

10th Sep 2017 – Pittsburgh Irish Fest, Pittsburgh, PA – USA

11th Sep 2017 – Shannon’s Bar, Buffalo, NY – USA

14th Sep 2017 – Indy Irish Fest, Indianapolis, IN – USA

15th Sep 2017 – Indy Irish Fest, Indianapolis, IN – USA

16th Sep 2017 – Indy Irish Fest, Indianapolis, IN – USA

17th Sep 2017 – Indy Irish Fest, Indianapolis, IN – USA

October

9th Oct 2017 – Arts Northwest Juried Showcase, Tacoma, WA – USA

10th Oct 2017 -Arts Northwest Juried Showcase, Tacoma, WA – USA

11th Oct 2017 -Arts Northwest Juried Showcase, Tacoma, WA – USA