The recording of the John McCormack songbook with Ross Scanlon in collaboration with residents of Nursing/Care Homes and clients of Purple House. Ross will explore, interact and exchange ideas with his clients. Information packs will be distributed to everyone and all will be given the opportunity to select their favourite John McCormack song from a playlist and share their stories via video calls. A programme will then be developed to cater to their needs and requests. On the day of the recital, everyone is encouraged to sing along and large print song lyrics will have been provided in the Information packs.
The power of this particular music reaches people on so many different levels. Ross has seen first hand the impact this music has on listeners, particularly in the vulnerable, the elderly and the isolated, how singing dramatically reduces stress and anxiety, how it improves mood, mental alertness and memory. The John McCormack songs that Ross will perform take people out of the present and transport them back to their youth. It will have a huge positive impact on the audience that it reaches. This project is an excellent means of engaging with Care/Nursing Home residents as well as clients of Purple House, the isolated and vulnerable for whom attending a live concert at any time would prove difficult if not impossible.
Please note that the details of events listed above are provided by the relevant Local Authorities.