Anam Beo is an independent organisation primarily funded by the HSE and Offaly Council with 10 years experience of delivering arts and health programmes and projects in Offaly. Primarily a visual arts focused programme, Anam Beo now wish to extend their work in Offaly to include music, beginning with a 12 week pilot programme and are seeking musicians.
Much research has been conducted on the beneficial impact of music and singing on those with dementia and in long term health care. Singing is not only an enjoyable activity, it can also provide a way for people with dementia, along with their carers, to express themselves and socialise with others in a fun and supportive group. We are looking for musicians who are highly motivated and passionate about community music. They must be willing and able to teach music through singing (though not necessarily a trained singer), are expected to play at least one instrument to a good standard with some keyboard facility an asset. Interest in generating and contributing to ensemble activity is essential, however prior experience is not a requirement.