In 2017 ground-breaking collective Jiggy released their debut album, ‘Translate’, which Folk Radio UK Magazine described as ‘an exceptional and intoxicating album that will find its way into the heart and soul of an ever increasing audience’.
More of a collective than an orthodox band, Jiggy’s mercurial line up mixes and melds Irish traditional music, world rhythms and cutting-edge dance grooves.
Jiggy took the internet by storm in 2018 with their video ‘Silent Place’ celebrating the global togetherness of dance and to date it has clocked up more than 65 million views online. This introduced the band to a brand new audience worldwide and their debut album ‘Translate’ went to number 1 in the world music charts in Ireland, United States, Canada, France, Australia, Poland & UK making them a big hit with festival audiences across the globe. Jiggy have performed in the USA, India, Kazakhstan, Europe and UK.
Jiggy followed ‘Translate’ by releasing. ‘ Hypernova ‘ in 2020. Their second album continued exploring the tradition of their musical ancestors while bringing a whole new exotic flavour to the table. ‘Hypernova’ also went on to reach number 1 in the world music charts.
Jiggy’s musicianship is undeniable, with each member showcasing impressive skills on their respective instruments. The band’s arrangements are complex and thoughtfully crafted, highlighting the strengths of each individual musician while also working together to create a cohesive sound.
Moreover, Jiggy’s stage presence is electrifying. The band’s energy is infectious, and they have a natural charisma that draws the audience in and creates a sense of unity and celebration. It’s impossible not to feel the joy and passion emanating from the stage during a Jiggy performance.
Jiggy are currently working on their third album which will be released in November 2023.
“Jiggy are best served live and would be a shoe in for any one of those huge summer Celtic festivals on the continent. Play Hypernova loud at your next family sundown barbecue, it’s a sizzler” – Irish Music Magazine
“Gloriously tuneful, genre-defying, utterly irresistible. I’m still finding it seductive and charming, the appeal just doesn’t fade” – fRoots Magazine
“Jiggy’s music is a riot of colours and sounds, an explosive mix of traditional Irish music and contemporary global beats that will leave you breathless and exhilarated” – FolkWorld Magazine