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