Birthday bash for folk rockers

Jiggery Folkery.
Jiggery Folkery.

POPULAR folk rock quartet JiggeryFolkery will play at The Spanker Inn at Nether Heage on Thursday, January 19.

The Belper-based outfit have now been in business for one year, and are delighted to announce their first appearance at the venue.

Hugh Stewart, singer and bagpipe player for the band, said: “2011 was a great year for us. Although we have only had 12 months together, we undertook 35 gigs, which is a great start.

“Among the highlights, our fans will talk of the CAMRA beer festival in Butterley, and our storming Christmas party down at the George and Dragon, on December 24. People are still coming up to me when I go shopping to say how much they enjoyed that show. They have re-booked us for next year, but that’s usually what happens, wherever we play.”

JigeryFolkery perform a wide variety of styles, from Celtic rock to country and even pop songs, all performed on amplified acoustic instruments.

The band already has 20 dates booked for 2012, and are sure to be winning over more people to the Celtic sound of BagRock in the Midlands.

The Spanker is a new venue, not only for the band, but also for many folk musicians in Derbyshire.

Danielle, of the Spanker, began promoting live music in 2011 and is continuing her policy of varied acoustic/folk style acts, on every second Thursday. The next act to follow the JigeryFolkery show will be Belper’s very popular, Gypsy Jazz, in February.