Getting older brings many challenges, including memory loss and it is a well-established fact that singing can help neurological activity in all situations whether young or old.
For this reason a singing group, Musical Memories, was started in Taynuilt in the spring of 2015. The songs are well known Scottish and popular tunes with musical accompaniments. Song books are provided with large print covering a wide gamet of musical interests as well as action songs in the ‘silly songs’ section.
The Group meets every alternate Wednesday in the Sports Field Pavilion at 2.30. There is tea and coffee from 2.30 – 3.00 for socialising before the singing starts at 3.00 until 4.00. A band of voluntary helpers are there to welcome and chat with everyone whilst the singing is led by Donald Harrison, with Alison Pringle on keyboard and Paddy Shaw on accordion. Participants and helpers thoroughly enjoy the afternoon and the ambience of the new Pavilion contributes to this.
There are currently some 18 members resulting in much fun and fine singing.
All aged 50+ residents are very welcome to come along to the Group. Dates when the group meets can be found on posters in and around the village, and this year's Christmas Party Session is on Wednesday 18th December.