Multi-award winning quintet from the heart of the midlands in Ireland, blending the best of traditional Irish music with Bluegrass and Americana.
JigJam are a multi-award winning quintet 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. Jamie McKeogh and Daithi Melia hail from Tullamore, Co. Offaly with Co. Tipperary born Gavin Strappe completing the Irish members of the band. An injection of Scottish energy is added by Calum Morrison & Daniel Hunter rounding off the quintet. All 5 members grew up immersed in Irish traditional music and culture which is reflected by the band collectively achieving over 20 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, creating an unforgettable concert experience. Sponsored by an anonymous fan of the band! Advance discount tickets $30, available only from the box office at 207-633-5159 (open Wed – Fri from 10-2). Regular tickets $35 on the day of show and online at boothbayoperahouse.com. The Opera House currently requires all audience members to show proof of full vaccination plus booster at the door.