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The Road of Life

Project title

The Road of Life

Description of initiative

MusicAlive was established in 2009 and it’s purpose is to provide access to high quality, participative based programmes. in mental health and older age community and health care contexts. Their programme the Road of Life is a travelling roadshow of workshops that is offering to older people taster music & song writing sessions. Musician Ger Wolfe is leading a mini tour of eight counties in the West region of Ireland, incorporating literature and proverbs linked to older age. The participants have an opportunity to input to the sessions through singing and sharing stories that stir people’s memories and imagination. The sessions incorporate a taster song writing & composition section and aim to work on ‘sketches of songs’ that might be inspired by local proverbs, expressions or stories. This initiative is part of the programme between Age Friendly Ireland and Creative Ireland Programme, delivering creative initiatives to support health and wellbeing in older age.

Further information on the initiative

Themes: Culture and...

Community well-being
Mental health
Quality of social relations


creative music, psychiatric units, percussion, improvisation, creative aging, older people

Target group

Older people

Cultural field

Music | Writing


2017 - 2022

Results, benefits, impact and lessons learnt



Private / Business | Culture