I had a brilliant day today performing at two fabulous care homes for St Patrick’s Day.
The first one, Acacia Care Home in Sherwood, has their actives led by the wonderful Sheila who always goes the extra mile to ensure the residents have a great time.
The residents always get stuck in and have a great time, joining in with the singing and the staff are great to , always on hand to dance with the residents enriching their experience and helping to engage them.
I didn’t have a great deal of Irish music to perform but I did renditions of Danny Boy (the Eva Cassidy version), When Irish Eyes are Smiling, The Wild Rover and How are Things in Glocca Morra from Finian’s Rainbow. This was mixed in with a jazz / cabaret set.
I then wound my way across town to Jubilee Court Care home in Hucknall which has a fabulous large space for entertaining. They were also having a party and had arranged a buffet tea as well. The residents here are really musical and there were some really touching moments with a few of them singing which I managed to record the audio too and will add when I have transferred to my PC.
Obviously I am unable to take pictures during my care home shows but I did manage to sneak in a daft selfie. I was of course wearing green today and my dress is House of Foxy – a UK based brand specialising in reproduction clothing from the 1920s through to the 1960s.
As you know I don’t do many care homes these days due to the time commitments of my entertainment business but please feel free to call me on 07795 342639 or email Jayne@jaynedarling.co.uk to discuss bookings.
Hope you all had a great St Patrick’s Day!
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