William Simpson Home in Stirling was the venue for today's concert through the charity Music In Hospitals. It is a large home with 65+ residents. Upon arrival, I was very impressed with their events planning. Within the central area of the building, there is a board that shows all the different events planned, and it was full.
I planned a programme for the clients covering lots of different genres. The events planner asked for rock music, so that was a bonus. Due to my experience with working with the charity, I was aware of what tracks would go down well, and they are still in the setlist these days. The classics are Johnny Cash Folsom Prison, Dean Martins version of Lil Ole wine drinker me and many others.
The clients were very active and vocal in the performance, singing along and requesting songs. The best request was Iron Maidens wasted years. I was especially pleased with this being a massive metal fan. The great thing about the performance and the same with others is the seeing the enjoyment on the client's faces. There is something about music that is magical. The way that song brings back memories and the way that it unites people who may be in pain. The way music can transport you away is mystic.