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Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Gig raises over £2,000 for Christmas festival

* Captain Zed on stage.

* Marblehead Johnson play.

A recent event at Llangollen Town Hall raised £2,160 for Llangollen Christmas Festival funds. 

Llangollen resident Ross Anderson, a guitarist with local band Captain Zed, organised the sell-out session at the Town Hall where an audience of 275 were entertained by popular local musicians.

Captain Zed were joined on stage by Marblehead Johnson, Jamie Jay and Tom Wilson.

All of the bands and artists performed for free and where supported by Paul Brown and James Barber who provided lights and sound.

Paul Keddie provided the bar with profits going to festival funds. Local businesses also supported the even by providing prizes for a raffle.

The Christmas Festival, to be held on November 26, provides a free family event in Llangollen town centre with surplus funds donated to Wales Air Ambulance. 

Chair of the Christmas Festival Committee Austin Cheminais was thrilled by the way the Llangollen Community came together to help ensure the immediate future for the event.

“Our thanks to Ross and all of those involved in what was a great evening. The local community coming together to support us demonstrates what a special place Llangollen is," he said.

Meanwhile, Austin, who doubles at the town crier, has put out the call for volunteers to help out at the festival ...

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