Wednesday, September 12, 2012

(Almost) Halfway to St. Patrick's Day!

It's that time of year!  Join us at Little Prague for Halfway to St. Patrick's Day on Friday, September 14; 6:00 pm-9:00 pm on the patio.  We'll be joined by piper Erik Leiken, and the good food, refreshing drinks and tasty desserts will be flowing!

Reservations are a good idea!  530-756-1107

330 G Street in Davis. 

[A haggis-free event]

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Jigging it up at Sudwerk Dock! Friday, June 22

We'll be back at the Sudwerk Dock Store on Friday, June 22, 5:00-8:00 pm.

Piper Erik Leiken will be joining us, and there will be many great unique brews to try.  Never been to Sudwerk's Dock Store?  It's a great, casual space, where you can chat with the brewing staff, bring your dog or your kids, and have a fun time trying some fresh new beers, and making friends.  All that and free music!

2001 2nd Street in Davis.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Second Saturday at the Bike Kitchen

Join Riggity Jig at the Bike Kitchen for Second Saturday in Midtown, Saturday, May 12, 6:00-10:00 pm.  We'll be opening for Whiskey & Stitches, and it's going to be a great evening of art, music, bikes and more!  Expect us on between 6:00-8:30.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Fiddlers' Jam at the Scottish Games in Woodland, April 28 and 29, 2012

Several of us Riggity Jiggers will be sitting in with the Fiddlers' Jam Sessions at this weekend's Sacramento Valley Scottish Games & Festival at the Yolo County Fairgrounds in Woodland. Bring an instrument if you'd like to sit in with the group on stage, or just bring your ears and listen in from the audience.

In case you think you might have trouble hearing the music, here's something that may convince you otherwise. I just received as a gift a peculiar little 1810 volume entitled "A Manual of Useful Knowledge &c. &c.," which proves itself worthy of the title by even one single entry, such as the following:

#271. To Make a Deaf Man hear the sound of a Musical Instrument. 
IT must be a stringed instrument, with a neck of some length, as a lute, a guitar, or the like, and before you begin to play, you must by signs, direct the deaf man to take hold with his teeth, of the end of the neck of the instrument, for then if one strikes the strings with the bow one after another, the sound will enter the deaf man's mouth, and be conveyed to the organ of hearing through the hole in the palate, and thus the deaf man will hear with a great deal of pleasure the sound of the instrument, as has been several times experienced; nay, those who are not deaf may make the experiment themselves, by stopping their ears so as not to hear the instrument, and then holding the end of the instrument in their teeth, while another touches the strings.

You see? There's no excuse for not coming to hear! Just remember to ask the musician politely for permission before you apply your teeth to the neck of the instrument. I'm sure he or she will happily agree to let you do so.

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

St. Patrick's Day with Riggity Jig at Little Prague!

This will be our 11th straight year at Little Prague for St. Patrick's Day.  That's an impressive record in any book, so why don't you join us in the fun and merriment and help us keep the tradition going?

Saturday, March 17th, 6:00 - 10:00 PM 
(Reservations recommended if you are coming for dinner)  

We'll start in the dining room (or patio if it's nice), then head over to the bar ... hope you can join us!
Little Prague330 G St. Davis

Below are some shots from past years.  That's Jim Coats on mandolin, David Riggs on fiddle, and Lee Riggs on tin whistle.

 And it really wouldn't be St. Patrick's Day without a Guinness, would it?

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Your local Burns Night!

You might also recognize the Saltire (Scottish flag of St. Andrew's cross) just below the band, shown in an action shot with the crowd at Little Prague and our own Scottish Tom McKeith, caught in mid-recitation.  Missed the fun?  We'll be back next year, with a fresh haggis and all!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Burns Night 2012

Thanks to all who made Burns Night 2012 so much fun -- whether celebrating with us or your own, the world around! Now, who can recognize the Saltire, Scotland's national flag? Here's a little treat that will help you remember it, from Fiona Hyslop, Scotland's Secretary for Culture and External Affairs:

Monday, January 16, 2012

Burns Supper 2012 at Little Prague!

Get your ghillies on! Robert Burns night means it's haggis time the world around, and Little Prague in Davis is a great place to celebrate.

Riggity Jig will provide the music, Burns supplied to poetry, and Little Prague will dish up the food from a special Scottish menu. All YOU have to do is show up and enjoy!

Wear your plaids, kilts, and every ounce you've got of Scots pride. we know you'll have a greet, greet time, laddies and lassies!