TULLAMORE, IRELAND—JigJam, a multi-award winning quartet from the heart of the midlands in Ireland, will launch their 7th tour of the U.S. on February 21st in Maine taking them through the Northeast, Midwest and South until the middle of April. The band is touring in support of their third full-length studio album, Phoenix, which was released in summer of 2019.
Formed in 2013, JigJam is comprised of multi-instrumentalists Jamie McKeogh (lead vocals, guitar, tenor banjo), Cathal Guinan (vocals, double bass, fiddle), Daithi Melia (vocals, 5-sting banjo, guitar), and Gavin Strappe (vocals, mandolin, tenor banjo). 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. JigJam’s music is an amalgamation of the best of traditional Irish music, including those beautiful harmonies, accented with bluegrass, folk, and Americana creating a genre which has been branded as “I-Grass” (Irish influenced Bluegrass). The band’s undeniable energy on the stage along with their virtuosic musical ability has captivated audiences throughout the world. They have already performed in 15 countries, touring various parts of the UK and Europe, and headlining major U.S. festivals such as Telluride Bluegrass Festival and Milwaukee Irish Fest
Additionally, JigJam will hold a residency at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., as part of their “Dollywood Festival of Nations” in March and April of 2020.
JigJam’s U.S. tour is sponsored by Culture Ireland. Culture Ireland promotes Irish arts worldwide by creating and supporting opportunities for Irish artists and companies to present and promote their work at strategic international festivals and venues. For more information visit cultureireland.ie/
Join us for the third annual Dills Celtic Festival at the Historic Dills Tavern, 227 North Baltimore Street, Dillsburg, Pa. The festival is the combined effort of the Northern York Historical & Preservation Society and the Dillsburg Area Business Association. Proceeds from this event help support the DABA college scholarship fund and other community charities, and NYCHAPS historical and educational programs.
Admission is $15.00/person at the gate with children under 12 admitted free. Advance tickets can be purchased online prior to the event for $10.00/person.
Celtic crafters, artisans, vendors of traditional Celtic foods and beverages, musicians, dancers, and more will be a part of the festival. This will be a celebratory event of the Celtic history and heritage of what is now Northern York County for the entire family! This is a family friendly event. Pets are not permitted except for service animals.
Tickets are available for purchase (cash only) at the gate for $15.00. Click on the button below to be taken to a website where you can order pre-sale tickets at the discount rate of $10.00. Skip the line and order online.
Ticket pre-sales end 48 hours before the event.
On behalf of the Northern York County Historical & Preservation Society (NYCHAPS) and the Dillsburg Area Business Association (DABA), welcome to the Dills Celtic Festival! Over 275 years ago, Scots-Irish settlers like the Dill family ancestors established homes, farms and businesses in areas west of the Susquehanna River as part of the new American Dream. This is the epicenter of Matthew Dill’s American Dream, a 500 acre property purchased in 1742 that would see the gradual development of an entire thriving community! In the spirit of these early Scots-Irish dreamers, today we celebrate their Celtic heritage and culture.
"As an attendee I had a great time! Thought it was well organized for a first event. Thank you DABA!"
"Thank you for inviting us. We had a wonderful time and look forward to next year!"
R.E. Piland, Goldsmiths
"Had a great time at the Celtic Festival today! Just wanted to say, “Thank you!” to all the volunteers, organizers, sponsors, and bands! Great festival! Great performances! I hope it was as successful as you expected it to be. Hope to be back again next year!"
"Wonderful event!!! Bands, vendors, staff were Great! Thanks for a terrific day! Hope to attend this again next year!"
"Wonderful event. My son and I had a grand time. Your performers, artists, and venders were all exceptional. I hope you continue this in the future."
"FANTASTIC festival! PLEASE continue this. Thank you so much!!"
"We had the luck o' the Irish with our weather! Great job to everyone who helped put this on. There were lots of things to see, hear, buy, eat, and don't forget drink. I hope next year's event will be even bigger with more food vendors."
"We had a great time!!!! Well done!!!!"