Another year ends . . .

Humph Hall/Loosely Woven Newsletter 349

Another year ends for Humph Hall

Things started picking this year with a number of fabulous artists performing here in Humph Hall. Sadly, for one reason or another, audience numbers have not always been that good.  I fully appreciate that there is (and should be) still much concern about the bloody virus and that every time we go out and mix with other people we are taking a risk. It is really hard to know what the right thing to do is.  

Anyway, I look forward to your support once again when you feel the time is right for you. We certainly have some great acts coming up in 2023!  :-)

In the meantime I've updated the alphabetical listing of Humph Hall artists that I originally put together to celebrate Humph Hall's 10th birthday back in 2015.  I've also updated the chronological list of Loosely Woven concerts. Clicking on the artist's names and the Loosely Woven concert names will take you to YouTube video clips.

If you haven't already done so, you might like to watch Humph's 10th Birthday Bash Slideshow which includes a slide for each of the 300 odd events that took place during Humph Hall's first 10 years.

See you in the new year . . .



Join Loosely Woven!

Loosely Woven is the community-based group of musicians that I have coordinated for over 27 years and the chief reason Gial and I bought the former Allambie Heights Uniting Church and created Humph Hall in the first place.

Loosely Woven puts together 3 or 4 shows each year and performs them all over the place - just for fun, never for money!

Our next brand new concert will have performances late April/early May with rehearsals beginning mid February.

However, these concerts begin with a Planning Meeting at which performance & rehearsal dates are finalised and, most importantly, participants suggest songs/tunes for the concert.  This Planning Meeting is taking place here at Humph Hall next Tuesday:

6.30pm, Tuesday 3rd January
Come earlier (5.30pm?) & share a meal

So, if you play an instrument or sing (everyone sings!) then why not consider participating in this new concert and coming to Tuesday's Planning Meeting.  Give me a call if you'd like more information.

Wayne (0400 803 804)

Alphabetical listing of Humph Hall artists

Afenginn (Denmark)
Alan Reid & Rob van Sante (UK)
Alanna & Alicia Egan Band
Albi & The Wolves (NZ)Alistair Brown (UK)
Ami Williamson
Andrew Blanch & Areil Nurhadi
Andrew Collins Trio (Canada)
Andsome Friends
Anna Conomos (UK)
Anna Smyrk
Annie Lou Band (Canada)
Another Train
Baggage & Stuff
Ballpoint Penguins
Balmain Baroque
Bernard Carney (WA)
Beth Patterson & Josh Paxton (US)
Bity Booker
Blue Goose Band
Bob Fox (UK)
Bright Blue Gorilla (US)
Bruce Watson
Cabalie (Sonia Bennett & Bob Bellini)
Celtic Caim (UK)
Chasing the Moon
Chippo Days
Chloe & Ben Hurley
Chris While & Julie Matthews (UK)
Christine Collister (UK) & Michael Fix
Christine Wheeler & Friends
Chrystian Dozza (Brazil)
Colum Sands (UK)
Dan Walsh (UK)
Dana Sipos (Canada)
Dapper's Delight (Netherlands)
Dark Horses (UK) (Keith Donnelly & Flossie Malavialle)
David Hyams & Charlie McCarthy
Dawn Barrington (WA)
Dingle Brothers
Dingo's Breakfast
Dorothy-Jane Gosper Band
Duo Jackson (NZ)
Edwina & Deko (Berlin)
Eleanor McEvoy (Ireland)
Elsley's Elite
Enda Kenny & Dave O'Neill
Ensemble Rastanak
Enzo Toppano & friends
Eric Bogle
Faith i Branko
Frankie Armstrong (UK)
Fred Smith & Liz Frencham
Fuego Blanco
George Mann & Rik Palieri (US)
George Papavgeris & his Los Marbles (UK)
Green Mohair Suits
Greg Thompson
Gregory Page (US) & Liz Frencham in Humph Hall
Gretta Ziller
Highly Strung Harp Ensemble (2014)
Highly Strung Harp Ensemble (2019)
Highly Strung Harp Ensemble (2022)
Hugh Matthews
Irish Mythen (Canada)
Jack Wiard Trio  2018
Jaga Band
Jane Thompson & James Rigby
Jane Thompson & James Rigby
Jaron Freeman-Fox & the Opposite of Everything (Canada)
Jez Lowe (UK)
Joe Filisko & Eric Noden (US)
Joel Havea (Hamburg)
Johanna Knoechel
John Billing (UK)
Jonathan Lynn (Canada)
Josefina Paulson (Sweden)
Julia Poppei & Branko Ristic (Serbia/UK)
Kate Maclurcan
Ken Nicol (UK) & Fiona Ross 
Khristian Mizzi
Lagoon Hill Zydeco
Les Barker (UK)
Lime & Steel
Lindeman Voice Studio Concert 2018
Lindeman Voice Studio Concert 2019
Lines of Flight
Little Rabbit
Liz Frencham
London Klezmer Quartet (UK)
Louey Hesterman's Whimsy
Lucy Wise
Madison Violet (Canda) & Lines of Flight
Maria Lindsay & Daniel Rojas
Martin Pearson & Liz Frencham
Martyn Wyndham Read & Irish Bishop (UK)
Melissa Crabtree & Dayan Kai (US)
Men with Day Jobs
Men with Day Jobs - Don't Encourage Them!
Mic Conway's National Junk Band
Michael Fix & Mark Cryle
Michael Waugh
Mike Mudd (US)
Mikey Floyd & Bee Higgins
Miriam Lieberman Trio
Nadia Piave
Nancy Kerr & James Fagan (UK)
Nerida Cuddy
Nick Charles
Nick Rheinberger
Nuala Kennedy & Eamon O'Leary (Ireland)
Offbeat (NBSC)
Oliver Downes Trio
Pat Drummond & Karen Lynne
Penny Davies & Roger Ilott
Perch Creek Family Jugband
Pete Denahy
Rachel Collis
'Rain follows the plow' Folk Opera (Excerpts)
Rainy Day Woman (UK)
Rebecca Bastoli
Renny M
RhodeWorks (NZ)
Rick Nestler (US)
Rory McLeod (UK)
Sadie & Jay
Sancha & the Blue Gypsies
Sarah Fogarty & Margie Salem
Scott Cook (Canada)
Judy Turner & Neil Adams - The Robert Louis Stephenson Story
Skinner & T'witch (UK)
Stephen Taberner & Kristy Bromley (UK)
Steve Turner (UK)
String Theories
Swimming to Florida
The Acfields
The Beamish Boys
The Beez (Berlin)
The Bombadils (Canada)
The Corona Ensemble
The Fagans
The Good Girl Song Project
The Good Lovelies (Canada)
The Hollands! (US)
The Hottentots
The Motherpluckers
The Ocelots (UK)
The Peppercorns
The Sauerkrauts (Berlin)
The Sauerkrauts (Berlin) - Don't mention The Wall!  
The String Contingent
The Thomsons
Tyke Talty
Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer (UK)
Vincent Cross (US)
Vov Dylan & Enzo Toppano
Vov Dylan & Glen Amer – Sentimental Journey
Vov Dylan String Ensemble
Waddie Mitchell & Hal & Teresa Cannon (US)
Wheeze & Suck Band
Will Hobkirk
Winter Wilson (UK)

Chronological listing of some recent Loosely Woven concerts

Fogs is the problem!

Aba Daba Honeymoon

Morning Tide

The Colour of Prudence (First ever Humph Hall concert)


Thoroughly Thora

One Voice
Universal Child

Chimes of Freedom
Never Forget You
The Living Years

On the road '14
Dance up the Sun

Spanish Lady
Bright Eyes

Touch the Sky

On the Road '17
Going Home
Across the Ditch (performed in Masterton, New Zealand)
River  (Donald’s Solo)

Fly Away
Feeling Good
Bright Morning Star

Gilbert & Sullivan Gems (performed in Gunning Courthouse)
Trial by Jury (performed in Gunning Courthouse)
Humph Hall’s Birthday Bash Slideshow
Evening Primrose
2019 Day Concert at The Cotswolds

Live from Humph Hall (March)
Heart & Soul

We'll Meet Again
Wired & Awake

Coming up at Humph Hall . . .

Steve Turner (UK)

3pm, Sunday 22nd Jan

Deta & Rob + Mensch, Monique!

7pm, Friday 27th Jan

Dawn Barrington + The SunLoungers

7pm, Saturday 18th Feb

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Formerly the Allambie Heights Uniting Church, Humph Hall is now the private home of Gial & Wayne.

85 Allambie Road, Allambie Heights NSW 2100

For information contact Wayne (0400) 803 804

Visit the Humph Hall, Loosely Woven & Corona Ensemble web sites.

Other Northern Beaches Live Music Opportunities

The Shack      Fairlight Folk Acoustic Lounge      The Manly Fig

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85 Allambie Road, Allambie Heights, NSW 2100, Australia