Monday, December 26, 2011

January 7 at the Sudwerk Dock Store

Join us for music and fun starting at 4 o'clock January 7 at the Sudwerk Dock Store, just inside the big garage door behind of the more familiar Sudwerk Restaurant & Brewery in Davis. You can get there from Pole Line Road or Second Street. If you've never been to the Dock Store, take a look at the introduction Eric Dirksen posted to the Davis Life Magazine blog.

The Sudwerk Dock Store is the brewery's actual loading dock, transformed 3 days a week into a no-frills pub -- and with the beers they offer, no frills are necessary. If you want a salad or a sandwich, step around the corner to the other Sudwerk. But if you'd like to taste a delicious seasonal or experimental brew and listen to the music stylings of Riggity Jig, the Dock Store is the place for you.

And since it's a real loading dock, I'll bet the acoustics will be fantastic! See you there!

Friday, December 9, 2011

We Resolve To Have More Fun!

It's just a few weeks until a new year, and so here are a few suggestions we could all use to make the world a better place.

1) Listen to more live music!

2) Drink better beer.

3) Have a good time!

You can take care of all three of these by joining Riggity Jig on Saturday, January 7, for some live music, good beer and good times at the Sudwerk Dock Store . We'll be playing around 4:00-6:00, but stay tuned for more details closer to the date.
And Happy New Year!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Stocking Stuffer Ideas

The holiday season is fast approaching (and Riggity Jig is available to make your parties a wee bit more festive, just drop a line to schedule us for your next shin-dig) so we wanted to share an idea, in case you have a hard time coming up with gift ideas for you favorite band members!

Stocking Stuffer Ideas


Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Pretty Darn Close to Halfway to St. Patrick's Day

If my math is correct, we are getting close to halfway to St. Patrick's Day, which means it is time to bless the patio of Little Prague (weather permitting) with our annual fall frolics. Join the band for some frothy mugs of Guinness and fun tunes on Saturday, September 10th, from 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Reservations encouraged!

Little Prague Bohemian Restaurant
330 G Street, Davis, CA 95616
(530) 756-1107

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Playing for a live audience is very different (and so much more fulfilling) than studio work. Keep that in mind next time you come face to face with someone playing music for you!

And thanks to Rhymes with Orange for the image!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Back to our roots

A lot of people ask us about the tunes we play, how we started as a band, and how traditional Irish dancing got its start. Click the link for an entertaining and edifying history lesson about a historic and storied art form!


Thursday, May 26, 2011

Riggity Jig is going to the dogs!

And the cats, and bunnies, and straight to the dessert table too! We'll be playing for the Yolo County SPCA's delicious new fundraiser: Tails, Treasures and Tastings. June 5, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A Street.

We will be playing 3:00-5:00, but come early and stay late!

Ready for a Sweet Time?

The Yolo County SPCA will host its first Tails, Treasures and Tastings, a community all-you-can-eat dessert event, on June 5, 2011. This community event will help raise money to assist in our continuing efforts to rescue homeless animals and place them in loving permanent homes. It also raises awareness of the issue of displaced animals and promotes responsible pet ownership.

Our Tails, Treasures and Tastings event will include a variety of desserts for individuals to enjoy, as well as board games to play, a children’s activity area and a silent auction. We want members of our city, university and extended communities to come together for a relaxing and fun event that also helps homeless animals.

Please come and enjoy!

When/Where? 2 pm-6 pm at Davis Senior Center, 646 A Street Davis, CA 95616

Raffle held at the end of the event- winners who have left will be contacted to claim their prize!

Admission is $10 per adult, $7.50 for students and seniors, and free for children under 7 years old. All proceeds go towards helping animals in need!

Admission will get you access to yummy deserts and a free raffle ticket. Additional raffle tickets are available for sale at the event, and we will have wonderful silent auction items waiting for your bid.

Buying a Ticket Now: You can buy your ticket at the door, but if you would like to buy your ticket ahead of time and be on our list of pre-paid guests, please feel free to use Donate Now through Pay Pal, or visit the Yolo SPCA Thrift Store and purchase tickets there. Be sure to specify that your donation is for tickets to this event (how many, and name of the person who will be there) so that we have you on our list. Please look for an email confirming that we have you on the list for the event; if you do not receive this email, please let us know.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

A Little Less Wind, Please!

T-minus one week before the Highland Games at the Yolo County Fairgrounds in Woodland, and the north wind is blowing hard today. So hard that at the county 4-H Spring Show, two heifers and a Hampshire hog blew away before anyone had the sense to tie the rest them down.
Imagine if we'd had a few thousand kilts out here instead. And the bagpipes would be playing themselves. Ach, the din!
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Monday, March 28, 2011

Jigging for the Arts: Riggity Jig plays for Acme Theatre fundraiser, Friday, April 8, 6-8 @ the Davis Food Co-op

Like the title says, we'll be playing Friday, April 8, 6-8 pm at the Davis Food Co-op as a fund raiser for the Acme Theatre Company. Quaff some tasty brews from North Coast Brewing and help the talented performers at Acme Theatre raise some money. Hey, it's for art! Their next show is The Servant of Two Masters, by Carlo Goldoni.

Silvio is in love with Clarice. Clarice is in love with Silvio. All is well, until Beatrice (dressed as a man) arrives in town disguised as Clarice’s former fiancĂ©. Meanwhile, Florindo is in search of his lady-love – Beatrice! The slapstick gets stickier as Truffaldino struggles to serve two masters at once. Can love triumph over mistaken identities, confusion and a roguish servant’s insatiable appetite? Sounds like a typical rehearsal for the band, but we are sure that All's Well That Ends Well!

This free production is fun for the whole family. A pre-show picnic dinner will be available beginning at 5:30pm. Bring your appetite, a blanket or lawn chair, and plenty of layers!

Memorial Day Weekend Picnic Dinner at 5:30pm. Performance at 7:00pm.

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

March Madness! And not in a hoop shooting basketball sort of way.

It's that time of year when the musicians (and we use that term loosely) of Riggity Jig honor our Irish roots. Join us for our tenth annual St. Patrick's Day performance at Little Prague on Thursday, March 17. 330 G St., in Davis. Like you didn't know where Little Prague is! And to get you in the mood, we are playing again at our favorite dog friendly thrift store, the Yolo County SPCA Thrift Store for this month's Second Friday Art About. Read all about the various arty goings-on in this note from the Davis Life Magazine. That's Friday, March 11, 6-8 at 920 3rd St., in Davis. Hope to see you there!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

"May I have more, sir?"

Visitors to this year's Burns Supper at Little Prague Bohemian Restaurant surprised us all by finishing off a 5-pound haggis brought in especially for the occasion. The line for a helping of the steaming comestible stretched the length of the bar, and a few people even came back for seconds.

Guest speaker Tom Mckeith did the honors of slicing and serving it up, which is only proper since it was Tom who read Burns's "Address to a Haggis" and Tom's own cousin, MacPhairson Clonglocketty Angus M'Clan, who caught the haggis in a rabbit snare last week in Glasgow's Linn Park. Following long family tradition, he transported the cleaned and dressed food product with him on a trip to Sacramento last Thursday by packing it in an ice chest marked "organ donor." Which has never caused any trouble at Customs, since when officials demand to see inside the cooler, that's exactly what it looks like.

Thanks to everyone who came out Friday night to sample the music, foods, and certainly the drink of Scotland, and to celebrate the Bard's 252nd birthday. May we remember his life and his verse for as many more!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Robert Burns and the elusive Haggis

It's coming up on January 25th, which means Robert Burns Night is fast approaching. To celebrate, go out and recite your favorite poem to someone, and keep an eye out for the wily Haggis!

Also keep an eye out for men in kilts! Maybe check in at Little Prague on Friday, January 28, as Riggity Jig rocks the house, along with emcee Tom McKeith (all the way from Clyde Bank!) and piper Erik Leiken. More info at the Little Prague site. Check the comments for links.