Tiddy Hall, Ascott-under-Wychwood OX7 6AG
Saturday June 20th 8.00 pm. Doors open 7.30 pm £6 in advance, £8 on the door.
The Jigantics are creating quite a stir on the UK festival and club scene thanks to their acclaimed début album Daisy Roots which is currently being played on radio stations around the world. Between them the band members play, and on occasions swap, a whole range of musical instruments, fiddle, mandolin, slide and acoustic guitars and together with stunning five part harmonies create a sound uniquely their own. It’s a potent mix played by musicians with a formula and chemistry that brings the performance alive
The Jigantics are: Mark Cole [squeeze boxes, mandola, harp and vocals] Rick Edwards [guitars, banjo, vocals] Marion Fleetwood [fiddle, guitar, mandolin, vocals] Lyndon Webb [bass, vocals, mandolin, guitar] and Martin Fitzgibbon [drums, vocals].
Live and on CD the band share their musical influences with songs to make you laugh, cry, jump, and jig with joy, possibly all at the same time. The Jigantics inevitably send their audience home with a smile after an evening of upbeat and uplifting music. But as each gig unfolds the journey includes several stops on the way to experience heartbreak, show stopping ballads, and thought provoking lyrics.
“The energy and sheer joy of playing music just shines through from this band” Ben Campbell Folk on The Moor.
Kirsty Bromley is a singer, dancer, teacher and performer of folk music within the English Tradition.
She has been in choirs & musical ensembles from a very early age and much of her formative years involved immersion in the Brass Band tradition. This enabled her to make the transition to the ‘other’ English tradition, a journey which has been rich, eventful and which continues to challenge her.