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Saturday 27 May 2017

Was this performance by ‘Jiggy and Friends’ the weirdest Late Late Show segment ever? – ‘What did I just watch?’

The Late Late show featured a performance by Irish group 'Jiggy'
The Late Late show featured a performance by Irish group 'Jiggy'
The Late Late show featured a performance by Irish group 'Jiggy'
Patricia Murphy

Patricia Murphy

A performance by Irish band Jiggy on Friday’s Late Late Show left much of the nation awestruck after they opened the show with their modern take on a traditional Irish tune.

The band, who are getting set to play Electric Picnic this summer, roused the RTE audience with their single ‘King of Fairies’, a traditional Irish hornpipe.

However, it was the mad choreography, which meshed Asian inspired costumes, traditional set dancing and hip hop dancers clad in tuxedos that left many wondering what they had just watched.

While the ‘Jiggy and Friends’ may have broken the mould of the traditional Late Late Show musical segments, the performance clearly pleased the show’s audience who were particularly rowdy as they danced in the aisles.

The performance was also a hit on Twitter, with many crediting the band for bringing traditional Irish music to the forefront in a modern way.

Kate tweeted: “Jiggy and Friends on the Late Late Show... I don't know what the f**k I just watched but they're playing Electric Picnic and I want to go.”

The band released their single ‘King of Fairies’, produced by Mark Murphy, in December and their video has since been viewed more than 1.5m times on Youtube.

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