Kathleen Griffin and Mai Sheedy along with the ‘Singing for the Brain’ group put on a great show last Wednesday night with the Mitchelstown Girl Guides.
A wonderful night was had by all, singing some very old and not so old songs.
This was a very nostalgic occasion for many who attended on the night to hear and sing songs they hadn’t heard for years and years.
First warming song was ‘He’s Got The Whole World In His Hands’ followed by ‘Doggie in the Window’, ‘The Drunken Sailor’, ‘The Black Hills of Dakota’, ‘Que Sera Sera’, ‘My Bonnie lies over the Ocean’, ‘Boys from the County Armagh’ and ‘I’ll Tell my Ma’.
Actions, laughter and bonding played a great role in this night of entertainment.
Liz Downes thanked Mai and Kathleen and all the singers for taking time out of the week that’s in it to join with the Guides on making Age Friendly a positive ageing week with the young and the old.
Mitchelstown ‘Singing for the Brain’ group meet every Thursday from 2pm to 3.30pm in Forrest Hall. You don’t have to be able to sing to join this group, you just have to want to sing.
It’s not just about singing it’s a combination of things, it’s the breathing, the reaction and the articulation and it connects people socially.
It’s a sense of togetherness the way that people bond over tea and coffee and chat, sharing anecdotes among all in the group.