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East Of Eden: 'Jig-A-Jig'

Kieron Tyler, MOJO, 2010

'Jig-A-Jig' was an unexpected hit for East Of Eden. Although the band's funky, jazz-influenced chops were to the fore on the break, pop fans picked up on the catchy reel played by violinist and band co-founder David Arbus. "At the end of a show one night I launched into some jigs and the band followed me," he says of the instrumental's origin. "It was quite spontaneous, the audience went wild. lt became our finale. We probably invented Celtic rock by accident."

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