North Yorkshire Trip 13th & 14th April 2018

We played concerts in Dalton & Gayles Memorial Hall, near Richmond and in Hutton-le-Hole in the North Yorkshire Moors.  Very scenic countryside and a very warm reception form everyone.  Here’s some pics:

Dalton & Gayles Memorial Hall
“Spring is Here!”
Some typical Yorkshire wildlife. I think he’s got the hump!
Hutton-le-Hole Village Hall
Hutton-le-Hole: The Crown pub and the Ryedale Folk Museum
Hutton-le-Hole Main Street
Hutton-le-Hole “The Green”
Hutton-le-Hole: sheep grazing on the Main Street
Tourist Sign
North Yorks Moors
T’Angel of T’North

Uig Hall Saturday 7th April 2018

A very enjoyable concert at Uig Hall near Dunoon.  Beautiful location for a hall!

Here’s some pics from the trip.

Uig Hall
Jazz Night at Uig Hall
Next to Uig Hall
“By Eck!” (…..Loch Eck, that is!)
Loch Eck
Loch Eck
Loch Fyne at Strachur
Strachur
“Its a long way to Inveraray…”
“Fly me to Dunoon, And let me play among the cars,
Let me see what life is like, The other side of Largs…..”
Dunoon
“Rest & Be Thankful” near Arrochar (and rescue helicopter)
“What’s the Firkin Point?” I hear you cry…..!
(Its a picnic area on Loch Lomond)

 

Some photos of the trip back from Ardnamurchan

Here’s a selection of photos from our journey back home via Glenfinnan, Fort William and Glencoe:

Loch Shiel at Glenfinnan
Glenfinnan Monument
Driving into Glencoe Pass
Looking towards Glencoe from Rannoch Moor
Buachaille Etive Mor (which means “the big herdsman of Etive”)
Looking towards Glen Etive

 

Ardnamurchan Concerts

We had a fantastic few days in Ardnamurchan last weekend.  With two very enjoyable concerts at The Sunart Centre in Strontian and Glenuig Village Hall.

We met some very nice people and the weather was gloriously sunny (although very cold at night).  This is our job – although trips like this often feel more like we are on holiday!  Fantastic!

We saw deer, buzzards, mountain goats, Llamas (!), pigs (!).  Here’s some pics from our trip:

The Sunart Centre, Strontian
Corran Ferry to Ardgour – this short crossing saves a long journey via Fort William!
Sgurr Dhomhnuill from the shores of Loch Sunart
At Loch Sunart.  He said “act casual”…….I think I overdid it!
Ardnamurchan Lighthouse (built 1849) – the most westerly point on the British mainland, with the Isle of Eigg in the distance.
Ardnamurchan Distillery
4 islands! The smaller (darker) one at the front is Muck, the one with two prominent hills is Rum, Eigg on the right, and the snow covered peaks (between Eigg & Rum) are The Cuillin Hills on The Isle of Skye.
A closer view of the Isles of Rum & Eigg
A closer view of the snow covered Cuillin Hills on the Isle of Skye
Red Deer near Loch Sunart
Pigs!
Inquisitive local dog at Sanna, that was on the lookout for any food going!
He’s a bit of a Basil Brush lookalike.   Boom! Boom!
Glenuig Village Hall. A beautiful hall in a beautiful location with really great acoustics
Glenuig Village Hall from the other side of the bay
Glenuig Bay and The Sound of Arisaig
Glenuig
On the road to Glenuig from Salen

Innellan Concert Postponed

Unfortunately, our concert in Innellan near Dunoon tomorrow is postponed due to the weather conditions. It is being re-scheduled for a later date. Those who bought tickets for tomorrow will be able to use them for the new date. Go to our website for updates:

www.millarandspencer.co.uk

Concert now re-scheduled for Sat 22nd September 2018 

Arrochar Concert

We performed a concert in Arrochar this weekend (top of Loch Lomond then turn left at Tarbert).  The venue, a beautiful purpose built hall, only 7 years old, was on the banks of Loch Long.   It was fantastic to drive there, up the length of Loch Lomond in glorious sunshine.

What a magical experience, to come out of the venue at the end of the concert, and hear the oyster catchers on the loch just yards away, and look up at the crisp, clear night sky and get a perfect view of Orion and The Winter Triangle!

Three Villages Community Hall, and Loch Long, Arrochar
Loch Lomond at Duck Bay
Loch Lomond with a snow-brushed Ben Lomond in the distance

We want to encourage young people & families!

We always want to encourage young people and families to see us perform, so wherever possible we will not charge accompanied under 16s.  This applies to the EdFringe too, although it is not possible to do this through their box office very easily.

If you want to come and see us play anywhere (inc The EdFringe), please feel free to email us through our website and we will make sure that your accompanied under 16s don’t have to pay (wherever possible) – we can put complimentary tickets for them on the door.

We feel that it is important to allow children to hear jazz at an early age – they might find that they enjoy it!  We also don’t want families to be put off coming to see us because it costs too much for tickets for their children.

Its also important for any children who are learning to play musical instruments, to see as much live music as possible.

EdFringe Tickets Now on Sale!

Tickets for our show “Jazz at Lunchtime” in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe are now on sale!  We’ve managed to keep the ticket price the same for a number of years now at just £8.  They can be purchased here:

https://tickets.edfringe.com/whats-on/jazz-at-lunchtime

We are performing at 12.30pm every day from Friday 3rd August to Monday 27th August at The Novotel, Lauriston Place, Edinburgh.

There is a fully licenced bar in the venue & food is available.
(note: lunch is optional & NOT included in the ticket price)