Musician Moments: Jenny Dyson

23rd July 2020

 

Our musicians have been speaking about some of the most significant moments they have experienced whilst sharing Joy Through Live Music with Music in Hospitals & Care.

Jenny Dyson has been working with us in North England since 2013.

“Every time I step onto the ICU wards I have the privilege of meeting the incredible staff, patients and families. Each visit gifts me with a special moment, so I thought I would share one from my last visit to Manchester Royal Infirmary before lockdown. I was playing relaxing and calming music on the High Dependency Unit with some patients and family members humming along under their breath, except for one family member who was singing along quite clearly. As I moved closer, I asked if there was anything in particular I could play for her and her husband who was a patient. Her husband was unable to speak but mouthed the word ‘Elvis’ and so I began playing ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love’.  His wife sang beautifully and he joined in mouthing the lyrics. As they continued singing together, they held hands, looked at each other and both began to get a little tearful. They thanked me so kindly and as I walked away I realised I had shared a very special moment with them; their emotions released and a memory created, connecting to each other through music.”

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