Music on the Green opens June 26 with JigJam

JigJam (Photo provided)

SARANAC LAKE – Music on the Green kicks off this summer’s concert series at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 26 at Berkeley Green with the high-energy international quartet JigJam, hailing from Ireland’s midlands.

Blending the best of traditional Irish music with bluegrass and Americana in a new genre, which has been branded as “I-grass” (Irish-influenced bluegrass), their onstage energy along with their musical virtuosity has captivated audiences throughout the world.

Jamie McKeogh, Cathal Guinan and Daithi Melia all hail from Tullamore, County Offaly, with County Tipperary-born Gavin Strappe completing the quartet.

All four members grew up immersed in Irish traditional music and culture which is reflected by the band collectively achieving over 20 All-Ireland titles at Fleadh Cheoil na heireann competitions. They have now developed their own unique style of music influenced by American folk music whilst staying true to their Irish roots. This sharply dressed outfit deliver an energy-fueled, foot-stomping live performance.

Berkeley Green is located at the corner of Main Street and Broadway. In case of rain, the performance will move across the street to the Hotel Saranac.

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