During the current Covid-19 Crisis we acknowledge that not all those who are cocooning at home are elderly and that some people with underlying health conditions are confined to their homes also. We also know that the radio has offered an incredible source of connectivity for those who have been isolated and is an easily accessible means of communication without the barriers of broadband/digital technology. Local newspapers such as the Carlow Nationalist provide a trusted source of news and local information to people also.
The Arts Office of Carlow County Council along with the support of Creative Ireland will present From Carlow Streams Singalong Sessions, an initiative aimed towards those around the County who are missing social occasions and interactions. During this difficult time that requires social distancing and social isolation, we all need some means to reconnect with each other and our roots, and songs and singing are a great avenue to do so. Over the course of 10 weeks the Nationalist will print the lyrics of a song, that we are all familiar with. Our partners in the project, KCLR will feature the same piece sung by singer Fiach Moriarty who will invite listeners to join him in a mass singalong session! It is proposed that the songs would then be fully recorded professionally and be available to send to people’s homes for those that participated by singing at home or subsequently it would be sent into care homes and other groups.
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.