The Cedar Presents
JIGJAM with Barbaro
Sunday March 3rd, 2019 / Doors: 7:00 PM / Show: 7:30 PM
$15 General Admission
This is a seated show. General Admission tickets are available online, by phone, at Electric Fetus, and The Cedar during shows.
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 ‘iGrass’, their onstage energy along with their virtuosic musical ability has captivated audiences throughout the world. “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, Co. Offaly with Co. Tipperary born Gavin Strappe completing the quartet. All four members grew up immersed in Irish traditional music and culture which is reflected by the band collectively achieving 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. Described as ‘The best Irish group so far in bluegrass’ this sharply dressed outfit deliver an energy-fueled, foot-stomping live performance. All multi-instrumentalists, JigJam interchange between banjos, guitars, fiddles, mandolins and double bass onstage which creates an experience which is pleasing to both the eye and the ear.
JigJam have recorded two studio albums to critical acclaim and have been compared to the Punch Brothers by the European Bluegrass Music Association. JigJam have made a huge impact on the Irish American circuit performing at all major festivals including the world-renowned Milwaukee Irish Fest as well as touring various parts of the UK and Europe. ‘The words sparkling, innovative and infectious come first to mind’ when you witness your first JigJam show. Miss this band at your peril.
Barbaro is an award-winning progressive bluegrass band playing music for films about cooking. Spicy instrumentals, savory harmonies, and to-the-point songwriting creates a dynamic and captivating set for audiences of all ages and musical tastes.
2018 has been a year of exciting momentum for Barbaro. Following the release of their self-titled EP, the band took home first place at the John Hartford Memorial Festival Band Contest as well as 1st place at the MN State Fair Americana-Roots Band Contest. Barbaro has performed at premier Midwest music festivals like Blue Ox, Boats & Bluegrass, and MBOTMA. They look forward to releasing a full-length album this spring.