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Claire M Anyone fancy an unpaid care home gig ?? (26) Anyone fancy an unpaid care home gig ?? 13 Aug 13


Lots of you know my situation so no point bringing it up again.

Where I/we live (I don't want to put the name but it's obviously a residential home, & it's in England .. that narrows it down!) I/we get scant entertainment cos we don't have a budget for it, & when we do it's something none of us want. Most of the people here have trouble speaking, or are unable to at all -- can't leave the place/do anything by themselves, which must get pretty boring (thank god my body works)

Me & my Consort love unaccompanied singing think Melrose Quartet or Steeleye or anything similar. He has trouble speaking I love blues too, (done wrote my own) & were I to hear either here I would most likely die of happiness.

True story; a choir came here at Xmas & sang 'Gaudete' at my req. cos they knew it was my fav, by my lifelong fav band. I was impressed they even knew it at all! They had to "la la la" the verses cos they didn't have them w/ them, but it was one of the best things I'd ever seen/heard, & I still light up when I think of it. (Heard from a member of staff that they did a 20min+ version. I missed it cos me being a div I thought the next concert they were doing was also here, & they were all asking where that lady was who loves it so much!)

As good as this type of thing was/is it doesn't happen nearly often enough.

My dad knows a folk band slightly, Ragged Staff, but he thinks they'd be too expensive, which is a shame cos what I heard of them was really good.

I know some of you are in bands would some of you be willing to play for us for free, a couple of times a yr if we think you're good??

I'd love to meet some of you, that would enable me to do that, too.

If/when I get any "yes"-es I'll PM address & details.

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