Tunes in the care homes

Martin MacLeod junior and senior get to work on 'Tunes in the Hoose'.

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Online music outfit Tunes in the Hoose have launched an initiative with the aim of getting toes tapping in every single care home in Scotland this Christmas by putting on a Virtual Ceilidh.

And to achieve this ambitious goal the original traditional Scottish music community, born out of lockdown, are asking the public to help.

Tunes in the Hoose producer Martin MacLeod said: ‘We are keen to work with the Care Inspectorate (although they are terribly hard to get a hold of) to send links out to as many homes as possible, but there is a chance that a percentage could be missed.

‘To combat this we asking for help from the public to spread the news to those working in the care sector or any community that may benefit from the show.’

Care homes will be required to facilitate the Virtual Ceilidh by presenting it on either a television or on phones/tablets.

‘This year has been incredibly difficult for the country, but particularly for our care homes,’ continued Martin.

‘Many residents have lost contact with the outside world, having been separated from their loved ones and we want to remind them that they haven’t been forgotten.

‘With the inevitable restrictions on visits and festive parties, we want residents to experience something really special this Christmas, so we are producing a unique virtual ceilidh to be played in every care home in Scotland.

The exact launch date will be announced soon with a mid-December release date to coincide with the favoured option. For more information or to request a link, go to  www.tunesinthehoose.com/carehomeceilidh