Cairdeas - Kilkenny Parkinson's Choir to host a very special coffee morning this Thursday

The event will take place in the conservatory in Langtons and all are welcome

Mary Cody

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Cairdeas - Kilkenny Parkinson's Choir to host a very special coffee morning this Thursday

Members of the Cairdeas Choir

A coffee morning with an uplifting twist will take place in the conservatory at the back of Langton’s this Thursday (November 23).
In addition to eating and drinking there will be singing and plenty of chat and information and all are very welcome to come along and find out more about the choir.
Cairdeas, the Kilkenny Parkinson’s Choir is open to anyone with Parkinson’s and their family and friends. There are no auditions and the group enjoys singing a huge variety of songs and musical styles, all sung in beautiful harmonies.
As well as raising awareness around Parkinson’s it is hoped that people affected by Parkinson’s will come along and find out more about the choir, which also acts as a relaxed and positive social outlet.
The choir meets every Wednesday evening from 7pm to 9pm at St Patrick’s Centre in Loughboy.
Refreshments are also served and there is plenty of banter and chat and the group also organises social outings throughout the year.
Ann Moylan, Choral Director said there is a great range in age in the choir with some of the members in their twenties.
“The good news is that singing is good for everybody, especially for the symptoms of Parkinson’s. The focus is very much on friendship and fun and there is great camradery in the group.
“We start with some warm up and breathing exercises which takes any tension away and makes our voices work better.
“We are a self-supporting choir, so the donations for this coffee morning are vital for us to continue here in Kilkenny. We might even sing a song or two whilst you sample our wonderful homemade cakes.” she said.

The coffee morning takes place this Thursday from 11am to 1.30pm. For more information call (087) 0507531 or email cairdeas4parkinsons@
gmail.com