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March 18, 2025 | 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm  |

  | $12 – $42

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Where Ireland meets Kentucky Bluegrass, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day!

“Sparkling” and “infectious” Irish Bluegrass quartet JigJam brings a high-energy combination of Bluegrass and American folk to their foot-stomping live performances. Described as “Ireland’s answer to New Grass Revival” and “the best Irish group so far in Bluegrass,” this sharply dressed outfit delivers energy-fueled, electric performances.

All multi-instrumentalists, JigJam interchanges between banjos, guitars, fiddles, mandolins and double bass onstage, creating an experience pleasing to both the eye and the ear.

  • Jamie McKeogh, lead singer and guitar
  • Daithi Melia, five-string banjo and dobro
  • Gavin Strappe, mandolin and tenor banjo
  • Kevin Buckley, fiddle


The four members of JigJam stand on a sidewalk, posed against a brick wal

When virtuoso Irish playing jumps the pond, running naked through the wide open fields of bluegrass/Americana, JigJam is born. Bluegrass and American Folk music originated from the group’s home, and now JigJam is here to take it back! 

JigJam made its Grand Ole Opry Debut in Nashville in March 2023 to critical acclaim, receiving a standing ovation from a sold-out crowd on the biggest stage in country music. The group was joined that night by Garth Brooks, Trisha Yearwood, Steve Earle, Lauren Alaina and many more. This Offaly and Tipperary-born band has started the first wave of attack in the new Irish invasion of Americana. 

‘Foot stomping’, ‘high energy’ bad-assery is what you’re in for when you see this musical powerhouse live in concert.  

Founding members Offaly Jamie McKeogh (Lead singer and guitar) and Daithi Melia (5 String Banjo and Dobro) were joined by Tipperary-born Gavin Strappe (Mandolin and Tenor Banjo) in 2016. This year, they are joined by Kevin Buckley (Fiddle) to make up this iGrass (Irish Bluegrass) quartet. 

Described as “The best Irish band in bluegrass” and “sparkling, infectious,” these lads have been hailed as “Ireland’s answer to New Grass Revival.” Bluegrass has its roots in Irish music and Irish immigration. iGrass and JigJam is what happens when the Irish find their prodigal son. 


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