On Yer Toes!

By The Jig Is Up!

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The Jig Is Up!

You will love Houston’s premier traditional Irish band, The Jig Is Up! They present the music in innovative arrangements while staying true to the ancient Irish traditions. The band has played multiple festivals and venues across Texas and the Southeast and has been featured on RTE’s Ceili House, broadcast across Ireland, and NPR’s Thistle and Shamrock.

Robert Shaddox, with his clear tenor voice, is the band’s main vocalist. His skilled bodhrán adds punch to the dance tunes. Diehl Moran’s inventive fiddle and banjo provide grace and drive to the music. Larry Mallette is the featured flute and whistle player and the resident composer. Matt Lewis’ skilled guitar sparks the dance tunes and adds lyrical beauty to the ballads he and Robert sing. Matt also plays dynamic Irish flute and whistle. Judd Heartsill’s driving accordion fills out the band’s big sound and provides the “nyah,” while his nautical songs spice up the show.

Sean nos dancer Erica Braverman shows us why it’s called dance music. Whether playing flute tunes from Sligo and Roscommon, fiddle tunes from Clare, or polkas and slides from Cork and Kerry, The Jig is Up! will set your feet tapping and keep you "On Yer Toes!"