Fly Away (Loosely Woven)

7pm, Friday 23rd + 1pm, Saturday 24th March 2018

Loosely Woven
Publicity Material

Poster (PDFJPG)
Leaflet (PDF - 3up) 

A free, light-hearted, folky, acoustic concert/cabaret . . .

Loosely Woven is a community based group of people who put together and perform two to three new shows each year. Loosely Woven is the main reason Gial and I bought the former Allambie Heights Uniting Church and established Humph Hall in the first place.

'Fly Away' is the first concert for 2018.  There will be 8 performances including two here at Humph Hall.  The concert will feature 21 instrumentalists and singers. 

The program includes a number of songs which address social injustice and other important issues:
  • Phyl Lobl’s classic exploration of Australian racism, 'Dark-eyed Daughter’
  • Pete Morton’s powerful ‘Another Train'
  • Two of Graeme Moore’s songs about the Tolpuddle Martyrs
  • Jackson Browne’s challenging song ‘The Rebel Jesus’
  • Holly Near’s equally challenging song ‘I ain’t afraid’ which condemns the atrocities done in the name of religion
  • Rosie Lister’s ‘No one stands alone’
  • Judy Small’s celebration of women over the generations, ‘Women of our time'
There are a number of well known songs:
  • Ruby Tuesday (The Rolling Stones)
  • Flame Trees (Jimmy Barnes)
  • Mustang Sally (Wilson Pickett)
  • After the gold rush (Neil Young)
  • I’ll fly away (from 'O Brother, Where Art Thou?’)
Some other really beautiful songs:
  • O can ye sew cushions? (trad. Scottish)
  • May Night on the Mountains (Henry Lawson)
  • Rose of Allendale (trad. Irish)
  • Four Strong Winds
  • Somos el barco
and a bit of fun with:
  • Tom Lehrer’s hilarious ‘The Irish Ballad'
Instruments this time will include violins, flutes, saxophones, harp, clarinet, concertina, accordion, harmonium, recorder, melodica, guitars, keyboard and percussion.

"I LOVE being moved by the beautiful and varied song choices, stunning arrangements, the message of the songs and the emotional connection to the songs."

" . . . this fascinating and fun-filled group provided an excellent afternoon of entertainment!"

"Once again a great performance.  I have seen performances by choirs this year and they are not a patch on your concert . . . the quality of the performance was exceptional this year.  I have never met anyone who did not leave one of your concerts without their spirits greatly uplifted."

"Loosely Woven is unique. An amoebic mass of performing musicians, singers and dancers who range from absolute beginners to the classically trained and even boasting a music professor. The group, ranging in age from 20 to 70, ebbs and flows with a constant influx of newcomers, frequent recidivists and a small core of foundation members."

"Loosely Woven groupies never know what the next concert will bring, and that's the way we like it! Keep your eyes peeled for the next one and make a big effort to attend – you won't regret it!" 

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