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Bird sings the blues!
11th-18th September 2005

By Wayne Richmond
Posted Tuesday, September 6, 2005

'Bird sings the blues' is the name of a new song by Harry Dingle who is up from Tasmania to perform a series of concerts with local folk group Loosely Woven. As well as three songs by Harry, there will also be some by Harry's son Tully and his daughter Tegan as well as other local songwriters Trevor Swadling and Kevin Murray. See the Loosely Woven web site for details of the program.

All together, over 20 instrumentalists and singers will be participating in the concert playing a wide range of instruments including fiddles, recorders, flute, accordion, trombone, harmonium, concertinas, keyboard and percussion.

All Loosely Woven concerts are performed acoustically - no PA!

Click here to listen to a recording made when Harry first sang us his 'Bird sings the blues!' song. (You might need to download Quicktime.)

There will be four public performances:

St Davids Church, Dee Why
2pm, Sunday 11th September 2005
(next to the police station)

St Andrews Uniting Church, South Turramurra
7pm, Friday 16th September 2005
Chisholm & Vernon Streets

Avalon Baptist Peace Church
7pm, Saturday 17th September 2005
2 George Street, Avalon
(for Amnesty International)

New Theatre, Newtown
1pm, Sunday 18th September 2005
542 King Street (midway between Newtown & St Peters stations)

The New Theatre performance will cost $10 (all proceeds towards the New Theatre Building Fund). All of the other performances will be free although donations will be invited.

Please Note: Sonia Bennett will join with Loosely Woven at the New Theatre on Sunday 18th in a special rendition of her song 'Valley of the Waters' as a tribute to the song's lyricist, Denis Kevans.
The Avalon performance will be recorded and videoed.

For more information visit the Loosely Woven web site or contact Wayne by email or phone: (02) 9913 7788, (0400) 803 804.