Working wi the farrer up the stair generation

(translation; working with the older generation)

Jill has spent many years visiting in old folks homes especially the 10 years she lived in Inverness.   In her own words”  Senior members of our community have a wealth of  life experience, knowledge and insight. The older we get the more valuable we become.  It’s so important to tap into their history, as so often I sit for hours listening to their life stories and learn from them……

Music plays a big part also in visiting our elderly, it is stimulating as we all sing together those familiar Doric and other tunes that warm our heart”

Jill regularly collaborates with others to bring entertaining and informative events to the heart of the eldery community.

And with a perfict mix of music and stories, it’s not long before the residents get involved, and the party gets started.

With a great pool of talent to draw from there’s something for everyone, with bothy ballads always a popular part of the programme.

Jill regularly collaborates with Cruden Bay Folk Club which has a wide array of talented performers and even it’s own choir.

Care Homes and Elderly centres

I do enjoy visiting Care Homes and Elderly Centres where I can share my work with residents.

I also collaborate with others to help provide a varied programme, this not only provides an interesting session for residents, but it often inspires some to share their stories and reminiscences which is always a bonus.

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“It’s so important to engage with the senior members of our communities”

especially if they are no longer able to stay in their own homes.   Cruden Bay Folk club put a huge amount of effort into practicing  and  performing familiar songs which the residents in nursing homes can relate to and sing along with.   The words of Doric songs describe the  lives  and work of fishing and farming  people.  This evokes memories of a way of life that folk still hold dear to their 💔 heart.

Doricfuture is proud to be part of the work of the folk club