Jiggy is a collaboration of like-minded musicians who merge a deep knowledge and respect for musical tradition with forward thinking innovation in an exciting way that connects with audiences worldwide. Their version of Irish set dance ‘King of the Fairies’ has gone viral with 8.5 million views online, played on fiddle and underscored with Irish bodhrán, Indian tabla and a swinging hip-hop beat, this sound became the template for their debut album Translate.
"What Jiggy do most successfully is prove, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that music is the heart and soul of the thriving, all-embracing multi-cultural arts scene in the Irish Republic. Translate is an exceptional and intoxicating album that will find its way into the heart and soul of an ever-increasing audience.”
Folk Radio UK
"this is a full-on, full-tilt, multi-coloured, monster céilí boogie."
Bully’s Acre, a trio of like-minded musicians who came together in 2013 to explore traditional Irish tunes, flamencoesque brio and folk music from further afield. Accordion maestro Peter Browne, Argentine guitarist and composer Lucas González and percussionist Robbie Harris released their debut album,The Twelve Pins, Nov 2014. The album contains traditional Irish dance tunes and newly composed tunes by Billy McComiskey, Dónal Lunny, Michael McGoldrick and Charlie Lennon, a bulerías and air composed by Lucas and a bluegrass waltz composed by American guitarist Tony Rice.
“Anyone whose hips swivel to the opening bars of a tune will be smitten by this inventive collection. The Twelve Pins is a vigorous and fresh-faced debut.”
Siobhan Long, THE IRISH TIMES ★★★★
“The mix is fascinatingly different from what lots of more mainstream groups are playing these days. An intriguing and very enjoyable package indeed.”
The Living Tradition
BRIAN DUNNING, ROBBIE HARRIS & PAUL MOORE
A couple of years ago Robbie posted a multi-tracked percussion piece on a media site. Brian liked the piece and decided to play along with it, all of the time recording his ideas. Over the next year more material went back and forth using all of the instruments at their disposal. The music came together organically as neither musician had any preconceptions of how the parts would develop. Brian found himself walking on a musical path gently pushed by the music itself. Robbie felt free to meander as he created these paths, leaving space for Brian’s melodies to emerge.