Music and storytelling events for older people to be held in Galway city

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A travelling roadshow offering older people music and storytelling sessions will be in Galway later this month, with two events organised in the city.

Musician Ger Wolfe will lead the free Road of Life events as part of a mini tour of eight counties, incorporating literature and proverbs linked to older age.

Older people will have an opportunity to participate in the sessions through singing and sharing stories that stir people’s memories and imagination.  

The first event will take place in Westside Resource Centre on Wednesday 24 August from 3 to 5pm, while the second will be in Ballybane Community Resource Centre on Tuesday 30 August from 3 to 5pm.

The sessions will incorporate a taster songwriting and composition section, aiming to work on ‘sketches of songs’ that might be inspired by local proverbs, expressions or stories. 

Participants are encouraged to bring along their own instruments if they wish, but no musical experience is required.  

This is a free event however, booking is essential as spaces are limited.

The roadshow is part of a partnership programme between Age Friendly Ireland and Creative Ireland to support health and wellbeing in older age, and is supported by Galway City Council.

For more information or to book your space please contact Healthy Galway City Coordinator Aisling Colreavy (Tel: 085 821 7547 / email: