I am a local musician who set up “Sing from the Heart – Harpenden“ in September 2019 at Willow Court. I went online in March 2020 and have recorded over 100 videos and singalongs for carers & care homes to use as a tool. There are many songs of different styles and now also music videos to get a wide variety of music to those who would benefit. The views have reached 165,000 since March.
I am looking to develop it further locally – a live streaming singalong direct into your care home, personal songs and dedications for residents, requests for songs / music that people love, outside (me outside) LIVE singalongs until the singalongs inside are allowed again.
I wish all carers and care home managers well in what has been an incredibly stressful time for care homes, you‘ve been much in my thoughts and that’s also the Inspiration to continue to help with music when I‘m unable to perform. My own Mother Christine has Dementia diagnosed aged just 67 and is in a local care home – she’s my inspiration behind the whole project, and it also means I can relate more to residents, carers and families living with dementia.
Many different genres and songs, as well as my new project FRIDAY FRIENDS FROM THE HEART which is getting a variety of performances into care homes – choirs, ensembles, different instruments and family groups.
The songs and videos are on Facebook, YouTube, Instagram – all links below. They are all free and there for your use.