BAND BIO

So grab your partners and dosey doe!!!

HAVING A BARN DANCE? The Jimmies perform authentic barn dance music that is great for fun and dancing. Great for 21sts, parties and all events where a good time is paramount! They also use a ‘caller’ to get the party really “hoe down”. So grab your partners and dosey doe!!!

The Jimmys also specialise in Celidah music.

Some of the highlights of The Jimmies to date:
Special Event concert – “A Song for Ireland” / Support for Archie Fisher at the National Folk Festival / Toast Martinborough, recording & launch of album The Bold Endeavour / The Hamilton Folk Festival / WCC Waitangi Day celebrations, Toast Martinborough
/ The National Rose of Tralee Ball, The National Pipe Band Championships, The National Folk Festival, Toast Martinborough / The Auckland Folk Festival, The Shetland Society 75th Anniversary Celebrations,
The Shetland Ball / WCC Summer City; playing on the wharf while The Endeavour was berthed / he Wellington Folk Festival, The Wellington Folk Festival / St Patrick’s Week celebrations, Scots College Ceilidh / Celtic Day in the Dell (Summer City), St Patrick’s Week Celebrations and appearance at Te Papa in April, Scots College Ceilidh, Toast Martinborough and “The Flower of Scotland” event at Te Papa.
In an environment which has seen a bewildering number of pub Irish bands come and go The Jimmies have remained consistently true to the roots of the music and at 19 years is the city’s longest surviving ceilidh band.

The Jimmies are: Mary Hubble – vocals, flute, whistles; Kevin Ikin – vocals, banjo, bouzouki, mandolin, guitar and drums; David (Ned) Knowles – vocals, guitars; Ann McChesney – keyboards, vocals; Ruairidh Morrison fiddle, flute, whistles and concertina; Bob Silbery – contra-bass.

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