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MANAGER:

Mariusz Sprutta

e-mail 1:
jrm@jrm.art.pl


e-mail 2:
ms@motivex.pl


telephone:
+48-607-280-838




SOUND ENGINEER:

Krzysztof Łangowski

e-mail:
krzyslangos@gmail.com


telephone:
+48-508-219-507




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JRM - Jig Reel Maniacs - Celtic fusion


JRM (Jig Reel Maniacs) is one of Poland’s longest-running Irish music bands. JRM hane played traditional Celtic music (Irish, Scottish, Welsh, Breton, Galician) for 26 years, blending folk sounds with modern arrangements, drawing from various global trends. The group’s music is hard to classify: it’s World Music inspired by the Celtic legacy, with a strong foundation in jazz, rock, reggae, funk and chill-out, which can only be summarized as Celtic fusion. JRM is one of the most energetic, unique and exceptional live bands in Poland, one that wins the hearts of their fans with their spontaneity and directness.



History


JRM (previously known as The J.R.M. Band or JRM Band) was first started back in the early 1990's by a Scott Rory Dallas Allardice and his two Polish friends Jacek Podbielski and Michał Jankowski. It was the initials of their first names that formed the band’s name. From the start the band was famous for their great concerts and shows, which are still their basic activity currently. The repertoire includes standard Celtic instrumentals such as jigs, reels, hornpipes, airs, polkas, waltzes, etc. combined into sets, songs sung in English or Gaelic, as well as their own stylized compositions and arrangements.



The Present


Today’s JRM is a return to their fascination with the jig and the reel: the two fundamental Celtic rhythms and dances. Thus, the name JRM now spells ‘Jig & Reel Maniacs’. The band get their inspiration from the traditional Celtic melodic tradition (primarily Irish and Scottish) and the sounds of its characteristic instruments (fiddle, accordion, whistle, emphasized by a frequent soprano sax unison, and pipes), supported by the harmonic layers of the keyboards and guitars (acoustic and electric) and the rhythm section (bass guitar and drums). JRM’s Celtic tunes with their varied modern rhythms and harmonies influenced by jazz, rock, funk, reggae or latin are far from monotonous.



Gigs and discography


JRM is first of all a concert band. They have played almost 2000 concerts in Poland and abroad since 1990 (a few dozen a year). Spontaneous improvisations and the authentic interaction with the audience are the substance of JRM’s live concerts, appreciated by both the ‘dancers’; and the ‘listeners’. Jig Reel Maniacs have made 3 releases (wydawnictwa) so far: the In the Pub cassette (1996), the Cosa Gan broga CD (2009) and the album Celtic fusion LIVE (2016), CD which features 21 musical themes and sums up the period of the band's activities from 2010 to 2015.



Irish Music and Dance


Jig Reel Maniacs work together with the Wrocław-based Irish dance group Ellorien. The product of this cooperation is the show Eachtra: a Celtic Journey and a series of music and dance shows under the title Celtic groove and dance.



JRM line-up:


Krzysztof Ryszard Brych - whistles, saxophones, accordion, pipes, harmonica, piano, keyboards
Alksander Brych - flute, whistles, wind instruments
Natalia Rogińska - fiddle, viola
Konrad Rogiński - cajón, darbuka, drums, bagpipes, kaval, saxophone, piano, saw
Michał Jankowski - acoustic guitar
Krzysztof Łangowski - electric guitar, sound engineering
Mariusz Sprutta - bass guitar, vocals, narratives and ceremonies
Maciej Czarnecki - drums, percussion




Photographs and video:


The photo and video gallery is presented in Polish and English. Please visit the Galeria Photo and the Galeria Video sections.

The current sound and look - camera recording in the pub: