Eight patients and carers participated in the workshop – the theme of which was ‘Winter into Spring’ – writing lyrics, melody and rhythm from scratch and ending the session with a group performance of their song.
The event was well received by patients and carers alike.
Ruari Glasheen, from band Tir Eolas, said: “We had such a fantastic morning collaborating with the patients, creating a brand new song inspired by the changing seasons. The falling leaves and uncertainty of the winter weather inspired the beginning of our piece which quickly developed into a frenzy of colours as the first buds of spring begin to explode.”
The workshop was run as part of Trinity’s Macmillan Wellbeing Programme. The programme, run in partnership with Macmillan Cancer Support, provides a range of wellbeing activities for patients and carers which are designed to provide greater peer support, empower people to better manage their own health and to promote earlier access to hospice services.