13 August 2015

JigJam joining the Dunmore East lineup

Thanks to Karen Cheevers of B2B Communications for the news that JigJam, who have been making their mark on music festivals throughout Ireland, the Continent, and the US, will make their debut at the Guinness International Bluegrass Festival in Dunmore East, Co. Waterford, when they take part in the 21st Festival in two weeks' time (27-30 Aug. 2015), playing the Strand Inn on Friday 28 August at 9.00 p.m. Karen's release states:

JigJam, based in Tullamore, Co. Offaly, consist of Jamie McKeogh (guitar, tenor banjo, lead vocals), Daithi Melia (5-string banjo, vocals), and Cathal Guinan (double bass, fiddle, vocals). As Karen's release states, they have 'developed a new, exciting, energy-fuelled live sound, blending the best of Irish folk music along with bluegrass and Americana while delving into new realms of acoustic music.'

Mick Daly, organiser of the Dunmore festival, adds that 'for such young men they have a wealth of festival experience and have played alongside big names such as We Banjo 3, the Riptide Movement, and the High Kings', and JigJam themselves are excited to be on the Dunmore East bill and playing alongside US acts that have influenced and shaped them. (In November they'll be taking a further step along this road when they share a concert with the phenomenal Kruger Brothers; see the BIB for 28 July.)

For ticket information and bookings for the Claire Lynch Band show at 2.00 p.m. on Sunday 30 Aug., e-mail or find out more on Facebook and Twitter.
As can be seen from their Facebook, JigJam will be playing at Hugh Lynch's bar at Tullamore this evening (Thurs. 13 Aug.) from 8.00 p.m., supporting the Wolfe Tones as part of the Canal Quarter Festival.

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