Musical Memories

I play clarinet along to a well recorded backing track. I have carefully put a repertoire together which I think older people enjoy and can participate in singing along. I have had very positive feed back from the residents and carers and am always happy to fit into any event which may be on at the time. I specialise also in songs from the wars and have recently played in a 1940s week. I have special music also for different times of the year e.g. Easter, Valentines, Christmas etc. I am 42 years old and have played the clarinet for over 30 years. I am currently studying for a music degree and work with music in schools. I enjoy singing and am also studying singing grades, therefore I am thinking of including some singing into my repertoire. Particular clarinet favourites I always include are Stranger on the Shore, My Way, Moon River, Can't help falling in love, Over the Rainbow, It's a long way to Tipperary, plus many more.

Act Details

Name: Musical Memories
Type of act: Solo acts
Act contents: Audience participation | Music - Ballads | Music - General /variety /sing along | Music - Jazz | Music - Music Hall | Reminiscence
Equipment required: No equipment required, bring own mic/cd/amp
Performance length: one hours playing ( will play longer if required )
Fee charged: 25 to 30 pounds depending on distance to cover travel etc (Up to £30)
Locations: Local service (Barnsley).
Booking notice: one week or less
Days of week: any day week days or weekend, any time


None provided to EAC.

Contact Details
Karen Louise Brookes, 74 Spring Street, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S70 1PB.

Where we’ve played for older people recently

Facility / Service Type Name Town Postcode
Care home Hunningley Grange Barnsley S70 3PJ
Care home Park House Barnsley S70 5LW
Care home Riverside Care Home Barnsley S71 2NR
Care home Rosehill House Barnsley S75 3EB
Care home with nursing Autumn House Nursing Home Barnsley S70 4SY
Care home with nursing Galtee More Nursing Home Barnsley S70 1UD
Care home with nursing Saxondale Barnsley S75 2TS
Care home with nursing Water Royd House Care Home Barnsley S75 3QH
Care home Lindhurst Lodge Barnsley S71 3DD