AN internationally acclaimed Celtic folk fusion rock band say they cannot wait to headline a big bash in their home town for the first time.

Reely Jiggered, fronted by sisters Alison and Fiona McNeill, are thrilled to be playing at Sunday's eagerly-awaited Gourock Garden Party.

The band raised spirits at the start of lockdown in 2020 by performing virtual shows from their driveway in Brodick Drive, amassing an astonishing 250,000 views online.

The duo - alongside bandmate Scott McLean - continued to entertain thousands throughout the year during their popular 'Live on the Drive' sessions.

Now they are ready to take to the stage at the town's Walled Gardens this weekend in the middle of what has been a hectic schedule of gigs.

Alison told the Telegraph: "We've just played at the Eden Festival and we were back in Pakistan too and we're playing at Doune The Rabbit Hole Festival next month.

"We are looking forward to playing in our home town so much.

"We've got some new songs and new material and we're hoping the weather is good.

"Gourock Park is a great space, especially the amphitheatre."

The garden party's theme this year is 'Celebrating Gourock' and budding poets have been asked to pen a verse about what makes the town special.

There will also be community stalls, a tearoom, barbecue and entertainment from school choirs and the Clydeside Singers.

Alison, who has been to the garden party many times before as a spectator, says it's a tradition in Gourock which has been missed during the pandemic.

She said: "It's a great community day with the schools taking part."

Councillor Lynne Quinn, who has helped organise the event, said: "I am delighted that the garden party is returning this year after the pandemic.

"With our theme we can look forward to coming together as a community to celebrate our wonderful town.

"I am happy that Reely Jiggered will be entertaining us on the day as well as many others and hope that people will turn out and support this wonderful community event which raises a large amount for so many worthwhile charities and groups."

Reely Jiggered will be on stage between 12-12.30 and 1.20-1.50pm on Sunday.