Celtic, bluegrass, and Americana from the heart of the Irish midlands
JigJam is 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. Says "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, County Offaly with County Tipperary–born Gavin Strappe completing the quartet. All four members grew up immersed in Irish traditional music and culture, and the band has collectively achieved 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. They've recorded two albums and are coming to Michigan with one more.