Tea Dance Tunes Dementia Friendly Concert Series launches at NCH Dublin

On Wednesday 3rd August, 2016 at 1 p.m. Councillor Deirdre Heney, representing the Lord Mayor of Dublin Brendan Carr, will launch of the autumn series of Tea Dance Tunes Dementia Friendly Concerts in the Ivy Room at the National Concert Hall, Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin 2.

This series of four concert events is supported by Dublin City Council’s North Central Area Office and is aimed at people living with dementia, their carers and families and allows people to enjoy a concert of favourite music and songs in a relaxed atmosphere. Refreshments are served during the concert for participants to enjoy. The first concert in the autumn series takes place at 2 p.m. on Wed. 3rd August in the John Field Room of the National Concert Hall. Tickets are €2.50 and are available from the NCH box office.

Councillor Deirdre Heney said “I congratulate Dublin City Council and the National Concert Hall for this autumn series of concerts. I encourage people to come along to enjoy a pleasant afternoon of favourite music in good company in the wonderful setting of the Concert Hall. I hope the concerts will be well supported and that this great initiative will continue, not just here but in other venues throughout the city.”

Supporting the Tea Dance Tunes Dementia Friendly Concert Series is the first joint collaboration between the Council’s North Central Area Office and the National Concert Hall. It reflects the Council’s continued work towards developing Dublin as an Age Friendly City and goes in tandem with the National Concert Hall’s overarching objectives in the Healthcare Sector to enrich the lives of those living with long-term health conditions by providing the opportunity to engage with in music.

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Notes to the Editor:

The autumn concert series will continue with events on Monday 15th August, Monday 19th September and Monday 2nd December 2016 also at 2pm. Details of all events from www.nch.ie  or Ph 4170000

Additionally the sponsorship will enable some further outreach sessions to be held at Le Chéile Centre, Glasnevin, over the period 2016/2017.

The first concert features vocalist Liz Ryan who will be joined by Andrew Synnott on piano and special guest, Brendan McQuaile, to perform popular ballads, songs from musicals and some light opera, with audiences encouraged to join in, sing along and dance.

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