Wednesday, April 14, 2010
We're very happy to announce that Riggity Jig will take a turn on the stage at the University Retirement Center in Davis this May. We'll be playing the evening of May 14, 2010, and promise to give the folks a show to remember, with jigs, reels, and strathspeys that will set toes tapping, along with vocals that will bring a smile to the face and a tear to the eye.
Meanwhile in April a number of us will be sitting in on fiddlers' jam sessions at the 134th Annual Sacramento Valley Scottish Games & Festival the weekend of April 24 and 25. It's a terrific gathering for those who love the skirl of pipes, the swirl of kilts, and the fine scent of a well-made haggis. Also, there's the opportunity to participate in any of a number of sporting events that have the potential to hurt you really bad: the caber toss, hammer throw (featuring genuine hammers), and the aptly named "weight over the bar," in which participants take turns attempting to throw a 4-stone weight over an overhead bar (you get extra points if you can avoid having your skull crushed by the weight on its way back down).
Also attending the Games are clan representatives to help you hook up with distant cousins -- to whom you can offer the traditional greeting ("Say, can ya spare a few bob till payday?") -- as well as vendors selling loud musical instruments, books of fine poetry, Scottish comestibles in the tin, roll, or packet, clan tartans and badges, and such breezy menswear items as traditional or Utilikilts!
And, of course, MORE!