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Jig For a Kiss

We are an eight-piece multi-instrumental band with six voices, playing foot-stomping, heart-warming, uplifting music from traditional roots around the world.

We enjoy pub gigs, club gigs, charity gigs, parties and festivals.


We are Jig for a Kiss, an eight-piece band from Chesterfield playing our own arrangements of music from the folk tradition. With six voices and about twenty instruments we’ll bring you songs and tunes from England, Scotland, Ireland, France and America – jigs, slip jigs, and reels; schottisches and polkas; slow airs; a hint of Kletzmer, ska, and swing; and songs about love, crime, hardship and beer.


Jig for a Kiss have been playing on the folk scene in and around Chesterfield for about 5 years, venturing as far afield as Stocksbridge, Doncaster, Mansfield, Belper and Matlock. We’ve done a great number of pub gigs and ceilidhs. We’ve played on the Sheffield Folk Train, supported Anthony John Clarke & Dave Pegg and Blair Dunlop at the Chesterfield Folk Club, performed at the Chesterfield Canal Festival and warmed up the crowd for the Handlebards.



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