Irish band’s video goes viral with over 11 million views

Fusion group Jiggy’s music set to dance scenes from around the world

Irish band Jiggy’s music video, featuring dance clips from around the world,  has been watched more than 11 million times since it was posted on social media last week

Irish band Jiggy’s music video, featuring dance clips from around the world, has been watched more than 11 million times since it was posted on social media last week

 

A music video by the Irish band Jiggy has been watched more than 11 million times since it was posted on the band’s Facebook page last week. In the video, the band’s unique fusion of traditional Irish music, Indian folk, electronic and funk plays against a backdrop of dance scenes from around the world.

Silent Place, from their debut album Translate, released last summer, features Daire Bracken (fiddle), Robbie Harris (bodhrán and percussion), Éamonn de Barra (vocal lilting), Mark Murphy (keyboards) and Guy Rickarby (drum kit), with production by Mark Murphy.

Silent Place is our version of a Breton gavotte [dance]. The footage in the video was taken from our favourite dance videos from around the world and was edited by Dave McFarlane,” the band’s founding member Robbie Harris told The Irish Times.

McFarlane was also responsible for another of the band’s music videos, which attracted almost nine million views. “It’s amazing to go viral again. We were spurred on to create another video of this ilk after the massive success we had with King of the Fairies, posted two years ago, which garnered 8.7 million views,” Harris said.

According to Harris, Jiggy are scheduled to appear on the Late Late Show on RTÉ television on Friday.

Irish band Jiggy performing live on stage
Irish band Jiggy performing live on stage

The band describe their music as “fusing vocal lilting and Indian Konnakol, Irish traditional music, hip hop dance grooves, world music rhythms and harmonies”.

Writing in The Irish Times in July, critic Lauren Murphy said of the band’s debut album: “If Ed Sheeran can debase trad music for his own purposes, why not Jiggy”.

The Irish Times Logo
Commenting on The Irish Times has changed. To comment you must now be an Irish Times subscriber.
SUBSCRIBE
GO BACK
Error Image
The account details entered are not currently associated with an Irish Times subscription. Please subscribe to sign in to comment.
Comment Sign In

Forgot password?
The Irish Times Logo
Thank you
You should receive instructions for resetting your password. When you have reset your password, you can Sign In.
The Irish Times Logo
Please choose a screen name. This name will appear beside any comments you post. Your screen name should follow the standards set out in our community standards.
Screen Name Selection

Hello

Please choose a screen name. This name will appear beside any comments you post. Your screen name should follow the standards set out in our community standards.

The Irish Times Logo
Commenting on The Irish Times has changed. To comment you must now be an Irish Times subscriber.
SUBSCRIBE
Forgot Password
Please enter your email address so we can send you a link to reset your password.

Sign In

Your Comments
We reserve the right to remove any content at any time from this Community, including without limitation if it violates the Community Standards. We ask that you report content that you in good faith believe violates the above rules by clicking the Flag link next to the offending comment or by filling out this form. New comments are only accepted for 3 days from the date of publication.