‘Feeling Good’ is named after the closing song made famous by numerous artists including Nina Simone, Michael Bublé and George Michael.
The rest of the program will be the usual eclectic mix including a number of songs which address social injustice and other important issues:
- The Last Ploughshare (John Connolly’s lament on the current rush towards war rather than peace)
- Captain Swing (Graham Moore’s tale about the fight for worker’s rights and justice in the early 19th century)
- The Lord Giveth and the Landlord Taketh Away (Scott Cook’s satirical song about the ‘financial crisis’)
- Black Cat Song (Bright Blue Gorilla’s tongue-in-cheek song about growing inequality)
- Walking into Doors (Archie Roach’s powerful condemnation of domestic violence)
There are two ‘original items’ this time:
- Interwoven (a beautiful instrumental written especially for Loosely Woven by Katie Peterson)
- Believer (a personal song by the son of our trumpeter Cathy)
as well as a number of really well known songs including:
- Walking on Sunshine (Katrina & The Waves)
- Under the Boardwalk
- Chuck E’s in Love (Rickie Lee Jones)
- Gimme That Swing
- I shall be released (Bob Dylan)
- San Francisco Bay Blues
- The Last Thing on My Mind (Tom Paxton)
- Hit the road Jack!
- Loch Lomond
Instruments this time will include violins, cello, flute, trumpet, saxophone, clarinet, harp, glockenspiel, guitars, melodicas, recorders, accordion, keyboard and percussion.