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' (Irish influenced Bluegrass), 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 RECORDSJamie 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 hireann 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-fueled, 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
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News About JigJam- The Lantern Series at Elm Street Event Green
World Class Musicians To Play In Woodstock During Elm Street's Second Season Of The Lantern Series
April 01, 2019
Alternative country trio The Lone Bellow kicks off Elm Street Cultural Arts Village's second outdoor concert season, The Lantern Series, as part of their 2019/2020 Season To Prevail. 'This season really resonates with us as an organization - we learned a lot from our first season of The Lantern Series and we're really excited to make it more engaging with our community in its second season,' says Elm Street's Executive Director Christopher Brazelton on how the theme of prevailing extends beyond the theatre season. The outdoor concert series presents a mix of genres and cultures to excite, surprise, and entertain concert goers.