Instead of holding a series of on-site sessions in community hospitals in West Cork Tess and Sharon sent postal packages full of poetry and song to participants in West Cork Community Hospitals. Included in the packages were stamped addressed envelops along with an invitation to participants to contribute songs from their childhood.
Over the course of Spring and Summer 2020, they asked participants to send them some of their favourite songs. We asked for Songs of Our Mothers and Fathers, Songs of the Land, Songs of Leaving and Returning, Flower Songs, Bird Songs and The Most Beautiful Voice. Despite the challenging times the country found itself in, they were delighted to receive over 150 songs from every participant in the Museum of Song Postal Project. Envelopes were sent to from Castletownbere, Dunmanway, Schull and Skibbereen Community Hospitals, Bantry General Hospital and from older members of the community in Drimoleague.