Live Life and Sing, in association with the West Cork Feel Good Festival, celebrates life, singing and community in West Cork for Mental Health Week. Bantry Community Choir are joined by friends John Spillane, The Claddagh Rogues, Muintir Bhaire Men’s Choir, Bantry Folk Group and more on Saturday 14 October 2017 in the Maritime Hotel, Bantry.
World Mental Health Day falls on 10 October each year, with the aim of promoting awareness and destigmatising mental health issues.
Founded on World Mental Health Day 2014, Bantry Community Choir work in close partnership with West Cork Mental Health Services (WCMHS) and West Cork Development Partnership. Co-founders Nora Edgeworth (mental health advocate) and Kevin O’Shanahan (nurse specialist in mental health and the arts with WCMHS) initiated the choir with an ethos of community, inclusion, social interaction and participation for all. This ethos remains at the fore today and members share a belief in the benefits of music and singing to positive mental health and wellbeing for all.
Come join us for a night of music by the Beatles to Bob Marley via traditional music and more. The concert kicks off at 8pm; admission is free and donations are welcome.
For further information on events in West Cork for Mental Health Week visit www.musicalive.ie