Presented as part of Bealtaine At Home 2021, these workshops will be facilitated by renowned musician and educator Eamon Sweeney. Eamon will deliver the workshop from the garden area of the nursing homes to residents who will be located indoors, or, weather permitting, the residents will join Eamon outdoors.
During the workshops, participants will sing together, led by Eamon on guitar. Songs will be chosen by both Eamon and the participants. The workshops will also incorporate rhythmic work in the form of clapping, and the singing will be interspersed with sections where Eamon and the participants share favourite poems.
The sessions aim to foster a sense of togetherness through music, promote fun and enjoyment, nurture creativity, and connect with music and poetry from participants' pasts. During these socially distanced times, the workshops will connect older people with the wider community through music.