#Gisburn Jazz in the Village Success #Lancashire
Music lovers flocked to Gisburn Festival Hall last Friday (9 August) to enjoy an evening of melodic jazz from Edinburgh based duo Millar and Spencer.
The pair are currently touring nationwide under the banner “Jazz in the Village” and Gisburn was their first stop.
It was also the first event to be staged at the Hall following extensive refurbishment and Committee Chair Giles Bridge said “It took a great deal of effort to get everything completed on time and we still had the contractors in with only 3 hours to go before the gig.”
A sell-out crowd was entertained by Ian Millar on saxophone and Dominic Spencer on keyboard playing a selection of their own improvisations of jazz standards and some original compositions.
The appreciative audience also enjoyed a delicious supper of pie and peas during the 2 hour performance.
Organiser David Waters said “We weren’t sure how popular the event would be and have been overwhelmed by the attendance. Although we had sold all the tickets in advance we still had people just turning up on the night.”
David added “The room looked fantastic and I’ve got to thank my wife Anne for that. Also thanks must go to the Delicious Deli & Café who helped promote the event and also helped out with the catering arrangements.”
“We’ve had some excellent feedback from those who attended, which is all very encouraging for the next event, which is a singer and disco on Friday 4th October. But people need to get their tickets early to avoid disappointment.”
The event raised over £400, which will go towards the upkeep of the Festival Hall.