Easing carefully back into music

Members play with the protection of a gazebo at Lochgilphead Resource Centre.

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Easy Club members are back making music again.

Like many other aspects of life, restrictions during the pandemic have greatly affected the musical activities of the Mid Argyll group.

Health and wellbeing is a key aim of the club, and a lack of making music together and playing for the public has had a negative impact.

But in the last week a cluster of key players have played together again out-of-doors, and plans are being made for public sessions at Cairnbaan Hotel and Lochgilphead Resource Centre.

In the meantime the club has made a 20-minute film showcasing its first five years, combining video clips, photos and recordings, including a central piece of original music called Leap of Hope.

The film has been circulated through the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival, and can be viewed on www.mhfestival.com/projects/exhibition and on YouTube.

Meanwhile, if you want to contribute to the club’s continued success – and give yourself a chance of a cash prize – go to www.argyllcommunitylottery.co.uk and search for the Easy Club Mid Argyll.

The Easy Club has big creative plans, but what it really wants is more participants, of any ability or background.

Watch out for notices in this paper, find the club on Facebook, or email hugh.fife@yahoo.co.uk to find out more.