March 23, 2024 @ 6:30 pm
“Reminiscent of The Punch Brothers” – European Bluegrass Music Association
When virtuoso Irish playing jumps the pond running naked through the wide open fields of bluegrass/Americana JigJam is born. This Offaly and Tipperary-born band has started the first wave of attack in the new Irish invasion of Americana with a brand new band member from Glasgow injecting the magic of Scottish folk music! ‘Foot stomping,’ ‘high energy,’ and lots of badass is what you’re in for when you see this musical powerhouse live in concert.
Founding members from Offaly Jamie McKeogh (lead singer and guitar) and Daithi Melia (5-string Banjo and dobro) were joined by Tipperary-born Gavin Strappe (mandolin and tenor banjo) in 2016. This year they are joined by Glasgow native Danny Hunter (fiddle) to make up this iGrass (Irish bluegrass) quartet.
Described as ‘The best Irish band in bluegrass’ and ‘sparkling, infectious’ these lads have been hailed as ‘Ireland’s answer to New Grass Revival’ Bluegrass has its roots in Irish music and Irish immigration. iGrass and JigJam are what happens when the Irish find their prodigal son.
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This season’s lineup is dedicated to the memory of our beloved board member and former board president, Kimberly Williams Shuker.