Veterans’ voices help pen four new songs for Play it Again SAV!

11th February 2020

 

Play it Again SAV! brings Joy Through Live Music to older veterans and their families in care and community settings across Scotland. The three year project is part of Unforgotten Forces, a consortium of 17 organisations aiming to improve the health and wellbeing of Scotland’s older veterans.

In late 2019 a songwriting project was piloted with veterans at Scottish War Blinded Linburn and Hawkhead Centres, Erskine Reid Macewen Activity Centre and Royal British Legion Scotland Saltcoats, Ardrossan and Stevenston branch. The project provided not only a new way to capture stories, but opportunities to be creative and the satisfaction of contributing to a new piece of music.

The result was four songs co-written by MiHC musician Jason Sweeney and veterans from the centres. Click the links below to watch the music videos:

A Veteran’s Voice

It’s Magic

The Vanishing Willows

We’re Going Dancing

 

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