Dance Up The Sun — Loosely Woven returns to ABPMC Dec 7th, 4pm


COMING SOON –     at our   Church

DANCE up the SUN


“LOOSELY WOVEN” Free Concert

Fundraiser for Amnesty International


Wayne Richmond, the leader of the group, is one of the Peninsula’s inspirational leaders in giving live music to the community .   Wayne and many of the musicians are Amnesty Members and regularly raise money for Amnesty at Avalon and also at Humph.Hall – Wayne’s venue at Allambie.

Dance up the sun’ is named after the opening song by John Thompson (‘Cloudstreet’) which recalls the way Morris Dancers ‘dance up the sun’ at dawn.

This is a brand new concert with 26 musicians and will include the usual eclectic mix and also a few Christmas related songs :


  • Past 3 a clock
  • Klinga Mina Klockor
  • Candelight Carol
  • Joseph Lieber      


  • White Christmas
  • and an amazing arrangement of The First Noel & Mary Mary



          as well as a number of well known songs including:

  • Moonlight Cocktail
  • Do Wah Diddy Diddy (Manfred Mann)
  • Caravan of Love
  • Joe Geia’s iconic ‘Yil Lull’
  • My Island Home (Neil Murray)
  • Yesterday ( The Beatles)
  • Harvest Moon (Neil Young)



  • We are done (Madden Brothers)
  • Shower the People (James Taylor)
  • Don’t put your daughter on the stage, Mrs Worthington (Noel Coward)
  • Lord of the Dance (as a stunning instrumental)

as well as some lesser known songs including:

  • Fay White’s beautiful ‘Heartbeat Heard’
  • Eric Bogle’s ‘Peace has broken out’


Instruments this time will include violins, double bass, flutes, harps, glockenspiel, guitars, mandolin, trumpet, didgeridoo, concertina, accordions, keyboard and percussion.

Some comments on previous concerts from reviewer Paul Cruise:

Loosely Woven again demonstrated their uncanny ability to encompass the gamut of human experience in a single performance.

Leader Wayne Richmond and his talented crew took their audience to many places – some enchanting, some disturbing, some hilarious, some mournful; I felt I’d been given a grand tour of my own heart. What more could you ask of a night out? * .

..You can enjoy a musical treat and also support human rights by coming .Loosely Woven concerts are always lots of fun.

FREE CONCERT/FREE AFTERNOON TEA, but voluntary donations will go to Amnesty International to help people around the world suffering human rights abuse

(note for church members – we would love some delicious contributions for the afternoon tea! AND also some help with the hospitality work!)

Avalon Amnesty International group is at present working on procuring rights for:- refugees and asylum seekers;for indigenous people; for many individuals at risk of unjust treatment; for those at risk of torture and execution; and working to gain human rights for disadvantaged people all over the world. We will have a table with information and petitions for signature at the concert.

Free Concert:   “DANCE up the SUN” (Loosely Woven)

Free:   afternoon tea

Date:   Sunday   7th Dec.   4p.m.

Place:   Avalon Baptist Church –   2 George St.

Voluntary Donations: Avalon Amnesty International Group

Information: Kath Moody 0417069472 / 99971815   (



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