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  • #105528
    kay-lister
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    I played my lever harp at a local assisted living home on Saturday.

    #105529
    diana-day
    Participant

    What a wonderful story, Kay. Can you tell us a bit

    #105530
    kay-lister
    Member

    Hi Diana,

    I played for an hour, just easy listening music with some Christian pieces thrown in, some soft Irish, and Aura Lee, What a Wonderful World, Unchained Melodye . . . that sort of music.

    #105531
    diana-day
    Participant

    Thanks, Kay, for the info. My mother-in-law was in a nursing home and I often thought I’d like to do something for the people there. I’m working up a repertoire with a similar mix and hope to volunteer in the next year. It’s so helpful to hear what others are playing and how people respond.

    #105532
    kay-lister
    Member

    Diana,

    Great!

    #105533
    diana-day
    Participant

    Sounds like

    #105534
    barbara-kraichy–2
    Participant

    My violinist duo partner, Ron Erickson and I

    #105535

    Ive enjoyed all of the responses, because I also play sometimes for retirement and nursing homes, as I just did last Saturday. As usual I told a little about each piece before playing it, and when I was about to play Londonderry Air I mentioned that there were three other sets of words to that same melody. You know: Danny Boy, My Gentle Harp, and Farewell to Cuculain. I assumed that Cuculain was a village or other area in Ireland, but a man with a “walker” in the back row knew more than I did. He told me it was a “warrior song”. There is no end to learning, and we can learn much from those dear older people who have been through a lot more than we have, not always on a smooth road! Cherish your grandparents, not for what they own, but for what they are!

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