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)

Some upcoming dates

We’re delighted to be included as part of the Lyth Arts Centre’s Spring Season with a concert there on Friday 20th April, and also to be performing as part of the first ever John O’Groats Book Festival.

We also have a pre-Fringe concert in The Old Well Theatre in Moffat on Friday 27th July.

Old Well Theatre, Moffat

Ticket’s for this year’s “Jazz at Lunchtime” in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe will go on sale from 1st February.  We’re performing everyday (for 25 days!) at 12.30pm in the Novotel, Tollcross, Edinburgh.

Jazz at Lunchtime“, Novotel, Tollcross, Edinburgh.

We have a whole bunch of concerts this year too in our rural touring series “Jazz in the Village” including:

Arrochar
Coldingham
Innellan
Glenuig
Caddonfoot
Uig near Dunoon
Hutton-le-Hole
Carrbridge (used as “Glenbogle Village Hall” in TVs “Monarch of the Glen“!)
Dyke near Forres

and a tour of Cornwall in October

Details of all concerts and how to get tickets are available on our website:

www.millarandspencer.co.uk

Coastal Scenery – December 2017

We had a great gig in Welburn, near York on Saturday night.  The audience were very appreciative, attentive and friendly.  The next day we had a look at some of the towns and villages on the east coast of Yorkshire on the way home.  Here’s some pics:

Scottish Fishing Boat (from Ullapool) in Whitby Harbour
The bridge opens to let the fishing boat out – Whitby Habour
Another view of Whitby Harbour
Robin Hood’s Bay

Scarborough Trip November 2017

We played in the Ayton Village Hall this weekend in East Ayton, just outside Scarborough.  Very cold & crisp, but beautiful blue skies and sunshine.   Here’s some pics:

Beach Huts in Scarborough’s North Bay
Dom with Freddie Gilroy Statue!
 Freddie Gilroy and the Belsen Stragglers’ is an outsized steel sculpture by Ray Lonsdale.  It is situated on North bay in Scarborough and was gifted to the people of the town by Maureen Robinson after it had been on temporary display in late 2011.  The sculpture is of an elderly Freddie Gilroy, a retired miner friend of the sculptor, who, at the age of 24 was one of the first soldiers to relieve the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp.  The inscription on the sculpture’s plaque reads:

 ‘They said for king and country
we should do as we were bid,
They said old soldiers never die
but plenty young ones did.’
Rough Seas at Scarborough’s North Bay (and Scarborough Castle above)
Scarborough Harbour
North Bay, Scarborough

In The Doghouse!

Last weekend we performed in The Doghouse Jazz Club in Ramsbottom, Lancashire.  The journey down from Edinburgh was very scenic, although at one point near Clitheroe, the road was flooded for several hundred metres.  It was more like a canal boat cruise than road driving!

The tail end of the flooded road.

Ducks at Tebay services on the M6 (northbound)
Autumn sunshine as we return to Edinburgh

“Jazz in the Village” – Rowledge

Some photos of our concert in Rowledge Village Hall, near Farnham, Surrey,  on Saturday 7th October 2017.  A very nice reception from the audience!  We were treated to a delicious meal here too, in the interval.

Rowledge Village Hall
Ian & Dom at Rowledge from back of hall (photo courtesy of Karen Fewster)
Ian & Dom playing in Rowledge (photo courtesy of Karen Fewster)
(photo courtesy of Karen Fewster)
(photo courtesy of Karen Fewster)
(photo courtesy of Karen Fewster)

“Jazz in the Village” – Graffham

Some photos from our concert last weekend (Friday 6th October 2017) in The Empire Hall, Graffham, near Petworth, West Sussex.  We were treated very nicely indeed (with a delicious meal on arrival) by Jim Kirke and his wife.  The audience were very attentive and appreciative.  A very enjoyable gig for us!

Graffham Village Hall 6th Oct 2017 (photo courtesy of Tracey Carr)
Graffham Village Hall (photo courtesy of Mary Butterworth)
Graffham Village Hall (photo courtesy of Mary Butterworth)
Graffham Village Hall (photo courtesy of Mary Butterworth)

 

Where We’ve Played in the UK

Here’s a list of all the places in the UK that we have performed in recent years:

Aberdeen, Aberdour, Aberlady, Abington, Aboyne, Achiltibuie, Alderholt, Allington, Alnmouth, Alyth, Arbroath, Arbuthnott, Ardfern, Ardvaser, Arkholme, Ashfield, Auchencairn, Ayton, Ballachulish, Balquidder, Bardsea, Bath, Bearsden, Beckington, Biggar, Blair Drummond, Blairgowrie, Blyth, Boat of Garten, Bodenham, Borrowby, Bowden, Breinton, Brig O’Turk, Brigstock, Broadford, Brockenhurst, Broughton, Burnsall, Burntisland, Buxton, Cadrona, Cairndow, Callander, Canwick, Cardiff, Carlops, Carnoustie, Carrbridge (“Glenbogle”), Carsphairn, Castleside, Charlton Down, Clashmore, Clearbrook, Coldingham, Colliston, Comrie, Cookham, Corsock, Cousland, Crail, Crieff, Crook of Devon, Crookham, Cummertrees, Dalguise, Dilton, Dodford, Downley, Drumnadrochit, Drymen, Dumfries, Dundee, Dunsden Green, Durham, Durness, Dyke, Eassie & Nevay, East Ayton, East Keswick, East Kilbride, East Linton, Eastgate, Echt, Edderton, Eddleston, Edinburgh, Egmanton, Eigg, Elham, Elie, Embleton, Eskdalemuir, Ewyas Harold, Falkland, Fettercairn, Filby, Finstock, Fort William, Fortingall, Foulden, Fowlis, Garrigill, Gatehouse of Fleet, Gavinton, Gilling West, Gilsland, Gisburn, Glasgow, Graffham, Grantshouse, Great Bromley, Greenhead, Grewelthorpe, Grizebeck, Gullane, Hallbankgate, Harmer Hill, Harston, Hawick, Heighington, Hepscott, Hett, Holbeach St Marks, Honingham, Humshaugh, Hutton Roof, Ilsington, Invergowrie, Inverie, Inverness, Invershin, Isle of Whithorn, Jedburgh, Killearn, Kington St Michael, Kinlochard, Kirkcudbright, Kirkpatrick Durham, Knucklas, Lamplugh, Langtree, Langwathby, Largoward, Lauder, Laxton, Lesbury, Lingen, Loans, Lochearnhead, Lockerbie, London, Long Sutton, Loppington, Luddesdown, Luthrie, Lythe, Mallaig, Manley, Maxton, Melmerby, Melrose, Memus, Messingham, Mey, Mickleton, Milland, Millington, Minsterworth, Moffat, Monikie, Montrose, Morebattle, Moylgrove, Nethy Bridge, New Buckenham, New Earswick, North Ferriby, North Nibley, Perth, Pitlochry, Pittenweem, Plockton, Port of Menteith, Portree, Putley, Ramsbottom, Reay, Rennington, Ribchester, Ropsley, Rowledge, Sandford on Thames, Sawley, Sherburn, Shobdon, Skelton, Skirling, Smailholm, South Hinksey, St Andrews, St Bees, St Boswells, St John’s Town of Dalry, Staindrop, Stichill, Stirling, Strachur, Sutton Cum Lound, Tarvin, Temple Cloud, Terrington, Thronton-le-Dale, Trefnant, Trimdon, Troway, Trowell, Tullynessle, Tyndrum, Tynron, Wanstrow, Welburn, West Hendred, Westgate, Whalton, Winchester, Winterslow, Withernsea, Woodgreen and Youlgreave.