CD presentation at Ashworth
December 8th was a special day for me, as Georgina Aasgaard and I finally got the chance to present copies of a CD “Doing, Being, Becoming” to patients at Ashworth Hospital.
We had been working for several months with a dedicated and motivated group of patients as part of Ashworth’s Recovery College initiative, delivered through Liverpool Philharmonic’s Mersey Care Musician in Residence programme. The group had chosen to study Celtic music and over our weekly visits, Georgina and I had a lot of fun performing jigs and reels, as well as helping the patients to write their own Celtic-inspired compositions.
We were then able to take away the patients’ work and professionally record 15 tracks at The Friary, Liverpool, with the help of guitarist Rob, and Mark on drums and whistles. The finished product is a great testament to what was achieved during this project, and the presentation event was quite an emotional one!
Special thanks to Robin and Sam at Ashworth, without whose support the project could never have happened.