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concertina ceol nursing home concert (24) RE: nursing home concert 03 May 07

Me and my wife have done a few "concerts" like this in sheltered housing day centres and to "evergreens" groups.

We did traditional folk songs we liked and could sing well, but threw in a few songs like sleepy jean, california dreaming, blueberry hill etc. Not really my cup of tea but as others have said I think you have to do some things they will know. We also did a few traditional tunes and morris tunes, me on concertina and Alison on guitar. With tunes there are some that they will probably know such as greensleeves, british grenadiers, country gardens etc. Everyone seems to love hornpipes as well such as off to californa/galway hornpipe.

We have found it very rewarding and as others have said you get so much back from the people there. Probably the most accepting audience you could ever play to.

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