Lots of you know my situation so no point bringing it up again.
Where I/we live (I don't want to put the name but it's obviously a residential home, & it's in England ….. that narrows it down!) I/we get scant entertainment cos we don't have a budget for it, & when we do it's something none of us want. Most of the people here have trouble speaking, – or are unable to at all -- can't leave the place/do anything by themselves, which must get pretty boring (thank god my body ½ works)
Me & my Consort love unaccompanied singing – think Melrose Quartet or Steeleye or anything similar. He has trouble speaking I love blues too, (done wrote my own) & were I to hear either here I would most likely die of happiness.
True story; a choir came here at Xmas & sang 'Gaudete' at my req. cos they knew it was my fav, by my lifelong fav band. I was impressed they even knew it at all! They had to "la la la" the verses cos they didn't have them w/ them, but it was one of the best things I'd ever seen/heard, & I still light up when I think of it. (Heard from a member of staff that they did a 20min+ version. I missed it cos me being a div I thought the next concert they were doing was also here, & they were all asking where that lady was who loves it so much!)
As good as this type of thing was/is it doesn't happen nearly often enough.
My dad knows a folk band slightly, Ragged Staff, but he thinks they'd be too expensive, which is a shame cos what I heard of them was really good.
I know some of you are in bands – would some of you be willing to play for us for free, a couple of times a yr if we think you're good??
I'd love to meet some of you, that would enable me to do that, too.
If/when I get any "yes"-es I'll PM address & details.