Old Friend’s House – Out Now on Day Care Centre FB Page

Singer and musical artist in residence Liz Clark pictured with two of her many vocal collaborators, Tom Horan (left) and Pat O’Mahony during the recording of the song.

I was prompted to mention here, the other day, that the people at Castleisland Day Care Centre had pooled their vocal talents under the guidance of the West Cork based musician, singer and musical artist in residence Liz Clark.

The result of the mass collaboration is a song hewn from and inspired by the conversations and memories the clients of the centre shared with Ms. Clark under an Age and Opportunity initiative.

Ms. Clark’s version of the resulting composition was aired on Deirdre Walsh’s TalkAbout on Radio Kerry on Thursday afternoon and the version with the video and voices of all concerned has been posted now on the centre’s own Facebook page.

Centre’s Latest Project

“We’re really excited to be able to share Castleisland Day Care’s latest project with you.

This is a song and video created and performed by clients, staff and musical artist in residence Liz Clark,” said the centre’s nurse manager, Marcella Finn.

“Thanks to Age & Opportunity for offering us this residency during a difficult lock-down and a massive thanks to the participants and their families who made it possible.

Testament to Creativity and Resilience

Old Friend’s House is a testament to the creativity, resilience and strength of this generation and this video will be treasured for years to come and we would love if you could share it,” said Ms. Finn.

The participants included: Michael and Mary Cahill, Julia Moriarty, Ita Lane, Noreen Barry, Mary O’Hanlon, Tom Horan, Pat O’Mahony, Dan Collins, Helen Pembroke, Marie O’Brien, Sheila O’Brien, Kathleen Curtin, Peg Kerins, Julianne O’Connor and Rita McCarthy.

With special assistance from Marcella Finn, Sarah Kingston, Martina McCarthy and the staff at the centre.

Click to Hear and See

You can see and hear the results of the conversations and the memories rolled into the song here now with a Click on the link here: https://www.facebook.com/CastleislandDayCareCentre/videos/187493956590850

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