Starling Song is a song-writing project investigating locality and connecting older people across West Cork. Part of the Arts for Health partnership programme in West Cork, the project was developed by song-writer and musician Liz Clark in collaboration with visual artist Tess Leak.
Arts for Health partnership programme is based in West Cork and provides a managed arts programme for older people in healthcare settings since 2005. It takes place in Community Hospitals in Castletownbere, Clonakilty, Dunmanway, Schull, Skibbereen, Bantry General Hospital Care of the Elderly Unit and Day Care Centres in Bantry, Castletownbere, Clonakilty, Dunmanway and Skibbereen. Managed by West Cork Arts Centre, Arts for Health runs all year round and is delivered by a team of professional artists from different disciplines.
Skibbereen Community choir is a social musical choral experience, directed by singer-songwriter Liz Clark. Practicing one song each week, exploring harmony, blending, melody and solo, singing through popular songs. No previous experience is necessary, just come and join the music in good company.
The programme, designed for all boys and girls with an interest in music or just a curiosity for sharing music, aims to boost self-esteem and collaboration. The workshop will encompass performance, singing, percussion, guitar, and piano with popular music.