Folk band hit the high notes with Rockhampton fund raising concert

January 26 2018

A CAPACITY audience was entertained by young folk band the Wriggle Jigglers when it staged a concert in Rockhampton’s village hall.

A CAPACITY audience was entertained by young folk band the Wriggle Jigglers when it staged a concert in Rockhampton’s village hall.

The eight-piece band is made up of musicians aged from nine to 17 from three local families.

During the hour-long performance, the youngsters played a variety of instruments ranging from fiddles and penny whistles to the guitar, double bass and even spoons and hooters.

Their set included several original compositions, as well as their own arrangements of traditional Irish tunes and songs, such as the serious Lark in the Clear Air to the comic Dinny O'Rafferty's motor car.

The band enjoyed a rewarding 2017, with several successes in folk festivals locally and nationally and raising more than £3,000 for the charity War Child.

Its Rockhampton concert alone raised £562, with other cash coming in from busking sessions in Bath, on the South Bank in London and in Brittany