Article in Greenock Telegraph
“INTERNATIONAL fame beckons for a rising Inverclyde band who will say ‘arrivederci’ this summer as they jet out to Italy.
Rising five-piece Celtic folk rock band Reely Jiggered will play the hugely popular folk festival in Treviso near Venice in July.
The band’s singer and fiddle player Alison McNeill said: “It’s a big festival so we’re really excited about it. In preparation, we’re going to learn a wee Italian number for the encore.
“I studied opera at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland so we’re thinking about doing a classical song or perhaps a pop song in Italian.”
The band, which also includes Alison’s sister Fiona – who sings and plays the guitar – their cousin Scott McLean on drums and their friend Hugh Cox on bass, say their new album Kaleidoscope caught the attention of the festival organisers.
Alison added: “It was album of the week on Celtic Music Radio and has also had airplay across Europe. I think they like us because we’re different.
“Our Celtic music is not completely traditional as Hugh our bassist has a funk background, Fiona and Scott are more rocky and I bring an opera and Latin music background.
As well as their Italian debut, the band are also heading to Mühldorf in Germany in September to play at a beer festival.