Three nights of Parisian fantasy in Lancashire

Parisian folk trio Oh La La! will perform in a Lancashire library and two village halls this autumn.

The acoustic threesome will travel to Thornton Library on Thursday 29 September at 7pm, followed by performances at Melling Village Institute on Friday 30 September at 7.30pm and Euxton Parish Church Community Centre at 7.30pm on Saturday 1 October. The show is suitable for ages eight and above.

Tickets for all three shows are available by contacting the venues directly. Tickets for the Thornton show can be picked up in person from library staff or reserved by emailing thornton.library@lancashire.gov.uk. To book for the Melling show call either 015242 22225 or 015242 74382 and for the Euxton performance phone either 01257 271265 or 07712 671945.

Oh La La!’s show “ A Night of Parisian Fantasy” offers a hearty serving of Parisian folk music (Musette), Chansons Réalistes (made famous by Édith Piaf), unforgettable jazz standards and the occasional pop tune.

The band are a charming and sophisticated acoustic trio. Their huge repertoire includes classic jazz, Chansons Francaise (French songs originally sung by Nougarro, Gainsbourg, Jeanne Morreau and Henry Salvador), and selected pop tunes.

Speaking ahead of the Lancashire gigs, Oh La La!’s singer and accordion player, Fifi la Mer said:

“We’ve been playing together for 15 years and we’ll be performing as a trio this time featuring guitar, double-bass and myself on accordion and vocals. We play french music with a few jazz tunes. We performed in rural Lancashire three or four years ago to packed out venues so we’re very excited to be coming back!”

The shows form part of Spot On Lancashire’s autumn season of touring, taking professional arts events to rural venues and libraries across the county.

For more information about the shows head to our what’s on page or download the brochure here. Alternatively, call Sue Robinson on 01254 660360 or email hello@spotonlancashire.co.uk.