The Road of Life: Ballads & Beyond with Ger Wolfe, Galway City August 2022
‘’The Road of Life: Ballads & Beyond with Ger Wolfe’’
Westside Resource Centre, H91 C1KX , Wednesday 24th August 3 – 5 pm
Ballybane Community Resource Centre, H91 VP6D, Tuesday 30th August 3 – 5 pm
MusicAlive, supported by Creative Ireland, are bringing the ''Road of Life'' to Galway City in August. Older adults are given an opportunity to develop their creative talents through a partnership programme between Age Friendly Ireland and Creative Ireland, delivering creative initiatives to support health and wellbeing in older age.
The Road of Life is a travelling roadshow of workshops that will offer older people taster music and song writing sessions.
The roadshow will be visiting two locations in Galway city on August; Westside Resource Centre on Wednesday 24th August from 3 – 5 pm and Ballybane Community Resource Centre on Tuesday 30th August 3 – 5 pm.
Musician Ger Wolfe will lead a mini tour of eight counties in the West region, incorporating literature and proverbs linked to older age. Older people will have an opportunity to input to the sessions through singing and sharing stories that stir people’s memories and imagination.
The sessions will incorporate a taster song writing and composition section and aim to work on ‘sketches of songs’ that might be inspired by local proverbs, expressions or stories. Ger explains more about the Road of Life roadshow in this short video.
This is an event not to be missed for music lovers and storytellers - no experience required!
This is a free event; however, booking is essential as spaces are limited; for more information or to book your space please contact Healthy Galway City Coordinator Aisling Colreavy (Tel: 085 821 7547 / email: firstname.lastname@example.org)