Forget Me Nots Choir
The project was initiated when Fingalian Orla Horn and choral director Grainne O’Grady got in touch with Fingal Arts Office in 2013. Grainne O’Grady is a community musician and artist. She founded Music Matters in 2005, a community based choir, to increase accessibility and participation in the arts among local community groups and individuals.
Fingal Arts Office has offered funding support and support in kind through administrative assistance to help etsablish the Forget Me Nots choir in Baldoyle. The singers meet weekly in Baldoyle Community Hall and officially launched the project in April 2014 with a beautiful recital and thanksgiving event. Several members of Fingal County Council were there in support and Paul Reid, Chief Executive, Fingal County Council said a few words which are shared in the documentary piece below.
Here is a link to "Song for Kathleen", the radio documentary featuring the Forget Me Nots choir. This will be of particular interest to anyone with a family member with dementia or Alzheimer's, or for those of you working with older people.
The story of 87 year old Kathleen Tierney who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's, but finds her spirit lifted and her health improve when she joins 'The Forget Me Nots' - a choir welcoming those affected by dementia and memory loss.
You’re welcome to leave feedback and comments on the Forget Me Nots and Music Matters Facebook page.
If you would like to enquire about any of the Music Matters services; community music or community arts sessions, preinstrumental sessions and lessons, piano lessons, singing lessons or the planned Music Matters community choir, please contact Gráinne on: E: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 087 980 3020