Jigs & Django

Andy Lawrenson and Simon O’Byrne have come together  to produce JIGS AND DJANGO,  a fusion of Celtic Folk Music and Gypsy Jazz. Expect to hear Rollicking Jigs and Reels, familiar Irish Songs and wistful, plaintive Airs melded with Red Hot Swing Rhythms and Gypsy Jazz Classics performed on Violin, Acoustic Gypsy Guitar and Vocals.

Both Simon and Andy have extensive musical backgrounds in both Celtic and Jazz music, Simon was brought up with traditional music and learned songs and tunes from his Irish family as a child, Andy took up the violin as an adult, primarily to learn Irish and Scottish music, and spent many years busking and travelling, learning the craft of traditional playing in sessions and ceilidhs.

This natural extension of our passions as both Jazz and Folk musicians brings together not only two outstanding musicians and performers, but also two distinctly different musical styles which fit together seamlessly into a show that has variety, entertainment, intimacy and humour at its very core.