In 2005, Ian Robb invited three of his favourite local musicians, James Stephens, Ian Clark and Greg Brown, to record an album with him. Out of that recording, which received glowing reviews and won one of the inaugural 2005 Canadian Folk Music Awards, came the band JIIG (the initials of the band members). The band performed for a while, and then for various reasons, faded from view. But now, by popular request and with some persuasion, they're back, at least for one Old Sod Society show, with their signature blending of mostly old songs and great tunes from all over the map.
...well played, well crafted arrangements of traditional and traditional-sounding songs and tunes...JIIG is the perfect example of what can happen when good friends, who also happen to be extraordinary musicians, breathe new life into magnificent old songs...Sing Out! Magazine
Listen to JIIG here (SoundCloud)
When: Saturday March 11th, at 8pm. Doors open at 7:30pm
Where: Mill Road Community Space, 8 Chemin Mill, Chelsea QC
(Google Maps link)
Tickets: $20 in advance; $22 at the door, from
If you need a ride out to Chelsea, or would be willing to give someone a ride, please contact Nev Miller (neville dot miller032 at sympatico dot ca), who will be coordinating requests and offers.
We hope to see you out in Chelsea for this rare concert by a great band! Please share this email, to get the word around. Thanks,
The Old Sod Crew.