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Loosely Woven presents 'Never Forget You'
26th July - 18th Aug 2013

By Wayne Richmond
Posted Thursday, May 30, 2013

Loosely Woven is a community based group of people who put together and perform three brand new shows each year. 'Never Forget You' is the second of these for 2013 with 23 instrumentalists and singers.

'Never Forget You' is dedicated to the memory of Denis Kevans (1939-2005), Australia's 'Poet Lorikeet' and will feature the glorious voice of Denis's musical partner, Sonia Bennett. The concert's title comes from the opening song based on Denis's powerful poem about the empty promises made to the people of East Timor by the Australian authorities after the 2nd World War.

The program features a number of original songs by Sonia Bennett and Denis Kevans including: Lock the gates', Sonia's protest against the environmentally devasting practice of coal-seam mining, 'Duck Shooting Season', Denis's hilarious but topical take on 'hunters', 'Bogong Ranges' Billie Wye's beautiful homage to a particularly wonderful part of Australia's bushland set to music by Sonia Sonia's setting of Henry Lawson's poem 'Flour Bin'

Also performing in this concert for the first time for a while is Ian Hamilton who will be singing two of his own songs - one his setting of Henry Lawson's poem 'Ned Kelly's Smiling Eyes' which refers to the painting made of Ned shortly before his execution. The other, 'Amy's Song', he wrote for his granddaughter.

Other songs include: Kevin Murray's 'Our Dying Reef' which laments the fate of our Great Barrier Reef, Roy Oribison's 'Crying', 'Sisters' - the fun duet from 'White Christmas', the rock 'n roll classic 'Boppin' the Blues' and the magnificent 'O Happy Day' (made famous in 'Sister Act').

Instruments this time will include flutes, harp, clarinets, saxophones, trumpet, recorders, violin, viola, glockenspiel, guitars, mandolin, concertinas, accordion, keyboard and percussion. Full details are available on the Loosely Woven web site ( Check out the Loosely Woven video clips on YouTube!

As usual, Loosely Woven will be performing acoustically - no PA system.

Owing to limited seating, bookings strongly recommended for the performances at Humph Hall. Bookings, however, are not necessary for the other venues. But don't be late - Loosely Woven concerts always start on time! :-)

There will be seven public performances including two performances in Humph Hall:

St Andrews Uniting Church, Sth Turramurra
7pm, Friday 26th July 2013
Chisholm & Vernon Streets, Sth Turramurra

Eastwood Uniting Church
2pm, Saturday 3rd August 2013
Cnr Correys & Concord Road, Concord

Amnesty International Candle logo

Avalon Baptist Peace Church
4pm, Sun 4th August 2013
2 George Street, Avalon
(for Amnesty International)

Concord Presbyterian Church
7pm, Friday 9th August 2013
Cnr Correys & Concord Road, Concord

St Davids Uniting Church, Dee Why
2pm, Saturday 10th August
St Davids Ave (next to the police station)

Humph Hall, Allambie Heights
7pm, Friday 16th August 2013
4pm, Sunday 18th August 2013
85 Allambie Road

The Humph Hall performance on Sunday 18th August will be recorded and videod and uploaded to YouTube.

Humph Hall

Formerly the Allambie Heights Uniting Church, Humph Hall is now the private residence of Gial Leslie and Wayne Richmond.

For more information visit the Loosely Woven web site or contact Wayne by email or phone: (02) 9939 8802, (0400) 803 804.