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 ‘I-Grass’ or “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.” – MIDWEST RECORDS

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 (OH BOY! 2014 & HELLO WORLD 2016) to critical acclaim as well as a live album (LIVE IN TULLAMORE 2017). They have made a huge impact on the Irish American circuit performing as a headline act at all the 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, beyond that you get into an unadulterated display of accomplished musicianship, skill and talent’.” – FOLKWORDS

‘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.

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2019

FEBRUARY

February 2nd – Celtic Connections, Glasgow – Scotland

February 6th – Whelan’s, Dublin – Ireland (w/IMAR)

MARCH

March 2nd – Thrasher Opera House, Green Lake, WI – USA

March 3rd – Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis, MN – USA

March 5th – Myer McLean Theater, Ontario, OR – USA

March 7th – Willard Arts Center, Idaho Falls, ID – USA

March 8th – Davis Middle School, Evanston, WY – USA

March 9th – Holy Trinity Hall, Des Moines, IA – USA

March 10th – Chicago Gaelic Park, Chicago, IL – USA

March 13th – Myrna Loy Center, Helena, MT – USA

March 15th – Musical Instrument Museum, Phoenix, AZ – USA

March 16th – Raven Performing Arts Theater, Healdsburg, CA

March 17th – Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, Davis, CA (With Eileen Ivers) – USA

March 20th – Educational Outreach, Anchorage, AK – USA

March 21st – Educational Outreach, Anchorage, AK – USA

March 22nd – Discovery Theatre, Anchorage, AK – USA

March 24th – Kodiak, AK – USA

March 26th – Valdez Civic Center, Valdez, AK – USA

March 28th – Cordova, AK – USA

March 30th – Skagway School, Skagway, AK – USA

APRIL

April 1st – Educational Outreach, Sitka, AK – USA

April 2nd – Odess Theater, Sitka, AK – USA

April 6th – Murphy Auditorium, New Harmony, IN – USA

April 7th – Wild Rose Moon, Plymouth, IN – USA

April 9th – The Ark, Ann Arbor, MI – USA

April 11th – The Irish Heritage Center of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

April 12th – State Theatre, Bay City, MI – USA

April 13th – Milwaukee Irish Heritage Center, Milwaukee, WI – USA

April 14th – Hillpoint Concerts, Hillpoint, WI – USA

April 16th – Schmidt Performing Arts Center, Hays, KS – USA

April 19th – National Folk Festival, Canberra – Australia

April 20th – National Folk Festival, Canberra – Australia

April 21st – National Folk Festival, Canberra – Australia

April 22nd – National Folk Festival, Canberra – Australia

April 24th – Paddo RSL, Paddington, Sydney – Australia

April 25th – Packenham Arts Centre, Packenham – Australia

April 26th – Fairbridge Festival, Pinjarra – Australia

April 27th – Fairbridge Festival, Pinjarra – Australia

April 28th – Fairbridge Festival, Pinjarra – Australia

MAY

May 24th – North Street Cabaret, Madison, WI – USA

May 26th – Sugarland Barn, Arena, WI – USA

May 30th – John Hartford Memorial Festival, Bean Blossom, IN – USA

May 31st – John Hartford Memorial Festival, Bean Blossom, IN – USA

JUNE

June 7th – OBAN LIVE, Oban – Scotland

June 8th – Gate to Southwell Festival, Southwell – England

June 9th – Gate to Southwell Festival, Southwell – England

June 29th – ROMP Festival, Owensboro, KY – USA

JULY

July 12th – Colorado Irish Festival, Denver, CO – USA

July 13th – Colorado Irish Festival, Denver, CO – USA

July 14th – Colorado Irish Festival, Denver, CO – USA

July 19th – HebCelt, Hebrides – Scotland

July 27th – The Green Escape Festival, Craponne-sur-Arzon – France

July 28th – The Green Escape Festival, Craponne-sur-Arzon – France

AUGUST

August 2nd – Iowa Irish Festival, Waterloo, IA

August 3rd – Iowa Irish Festival, Waterloo, IA

August 4th – Iowa Irish Festival, Waterloo, IA

August 9th – Boothbay Opera House, Boothbay Harbor, ME – USA

August 10th – Harrison, ME – USA

August 11th – Calais Celtic Concerts, Calais, ME – USA

August 24th – Peoria Irish Festival, Peoria, IL – USA

August 25th – Peoria Irish Festival, Peoria, IL – USA

August 31st – Four Corners Folk Festival, Pagosa Springs, CO – USA

OCTOBER

October 21st – Celtic on the Costas – Portugal

October 22nd – Celtic on the Costas – Portugal

2020

JANUARY

January 8th – Tour – Germany

January 9th – Tour – Germany

January 10th – Tour – Germany

January 11th – Tour – Germany

January 12th – Tour – Germany

January 13th – Tour – Germany

January 14th – Tour – Germany

January 15th – Tour – Germany

January 16th – Tour – Germany

January 17th – Tour – Germany

January 18th – Tour – Germany

January 19th – Tour – Germany

January 20th – Tour – Germany

January 21st – Tour – Germany

January 22nd – Tour – Germany

January 23rd – Tour – Germany

January 24th – Tour – Germany

January 25th – Tour – Germany