December, 5th 2009, I would like to go out, but some can’t cause too hangovered from last night, the others prefer to watch X-Factor (-_-), so I decide to go to this gig I was told some days before : Jill Jackson who is playing a mini gig in Beith, 30min away from Glasgow, in a wee local pub, the Eglington Inn.
I thought I wouldn’t be able to make it as I was due to finish work at 6.30pm, but I finally decided to go right after.
When I’m there, 2 good news : The gig isn’t at 7pm but 9pm, enough time to have a pint before. 2nd good news was the price : £5.00 !!! Why gigs here are this cheap ??? (for my own pleasure ).
We are about 50 in the room. Jill jackson arrives “on stage”. Wee stage as she’s alone with her mic and 2 guitars, her ukulele and her kazoo … nothing else. The audience is mainly friends, family and a few “fans”. Just to let you know if you don’t know her, she’s from Paisley, 20min away from Glasgow, 10min from Beith … so she’s at home :).
She played 2 parts, 1h30 each, with new song, songs from her 2 EPs, covers … et some chats too I had a really good evening in a good crack.
If you want to discover Jill :
She’ll play during Celtic Connections (Site officiel), on January 29th 2010.
As I really enjoyed this accoustic set I bought myself a ticket for this next concert, just received it today.
If you need further information about Jill Jackson, you can find her on Myspace