Singing for the Brain is a HSE Cork-Kerry Community healthcare supported initiative. It is an arts and health project that was conceived by musical director Fiona Flavin and first piloted by the Crystal Project Mallow in 2015 and now runs in Cork city and County and online.
Singing for the Brain brings people together, from all walks of life, in a friendly and stimulating social environment. The sessions are relaxed and enjoyable and can provide a way for people, in particular those with Dementia and Alzheimer’s, along with their carers, friends, and family, to socialise with others in a fun and supportive musical setting.
There is plenty of evidence to show how singing is not only good for our brain but for our general wellbeing too. Even when many memories are hard to retrieve, music is especially easy to recall. Everyone is welcome, whether you already sing or not, no singing experience is necessary.
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And during National singing week too. 🎶
Congratulations to our friends in Ballyphehane Togher CDP,, on their rte news feature and a big well done to their team and all involved in this project. Particularly ...NEWS PROGRAMMES Cork singers who learned to sing during lockdown gather for first singathon 0 0 Broadcast on: October 13th, 2021
Date: Friday, 9th July 2021
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Well done Seairlin, Tommy, Finbarr, and everyone at Farranree Community Centre on all of your wonderful work and this super article. We ...
Singing for the Brain Ireland. 🎶
“Singing for the Brain Ireland is an extraordinarily successful story of a collaborative interdisciplinary model rolling out in communities”
Full Ageing Voices Guidebooks available to read here https://www.singireland.ie/participation/ageing-voices-resources/the-ageing-voice
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Check out some of our fabulous bunny ears and bonnets below! 👒🐰🐥
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And of course a big thank you to guest musician, Liam Kavanagh, for joining us! 🎻
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Here's a song that one of our participants Tommy sang. It started an interesting discussion as one of our other participants hadn't heard it in ...
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