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Festival set to strike a chord with Helping Hand residents


Helping Hand Aged Care is bringing to its residents the sounds of the famous Adelaide Guitar Festival with touring community events at its residential care homes throughout South Australia.

The not for profit organisation has partnered with the Adelaide Guitar Festival as part of its Resonance program with shows to take place at eight care homes from July 8-15. It will be the fourth consecutive year Helping Hand has hosted the shows.

The purpose of Resonance is to ensure communities who may not be able to otherwise attend performances can enjoy live guitar music. Musicians taking their talents on tour in 2019 include Tom Kneebone, Cal Williams Jr, Naomi Keyte, Luker & Woolcock, Aloysius Leeson, Katie Pomery, Miles Johnston, Slava Grigoryan, Jeff Lang, Mike Bevan, Kelly Menhennett, and Alain Valdoze.

Helping Hand Chief Executive Officer Chris Stewart said the organisation has progressively grown its participation from one care home in 2016 to eight care homes in 2019.

“We are committed to providing high quality and unique experiences for our residents and their families. Our staff create a theatre atmosphere on these occasions, and it is becoming an annual highlight,” Mr Stewart said.

“These events create memorable moments for residents and families and provide an opportunity for the community to connect inside our care homes.”

Adelaide Guitar Festival producer Andrew Dundon said: “Since it started in 2016, Adelaide Guitar Festival’s Resonance program has grown and we’re now taking these intimate shows to even more venues across the state. The positive audience response at these special gigs demonstrate the power of music, and the vital part it can play in health, healing and wellbeing.”

Resonance will run from July 8-15 at Helping Hand locations below:

Lightsview
Monday, July 8 from 11am-12pm
Performers include Tom Kneebone, Cal Williams Jr and Naomi Keyte

Golden Grove
Tuesday, July 9 from 10.30-11.30am
Performers include Luker & Woolcock, Aloysius Leeson and Katie Pomery

Ingle Farm
Tuesday, July 9 from 2-3pm
Performers include Luker & Woolcock, Aloysius Leeson and Katie Pomery

Lealholme at Port Pirie
Wednesday, July 10 from 2-3pm
Performers include Slava Grigoryan, Jeff Lang and Kelly Menhennett

Belalie Lodge at Jamestown
Thursday, July 11 from 11am-12pm
Performers include Slava Grigoryan, Jeff Lang and Kelly Menhennett

Carinya at Clare
Friday, July 12 from 11am-12pm
Performers include Slava Grigoryan, Jeff Lang and Kelly Menhennett

North Adelaide
Monday, July 15 from 11am-12pm
Performers include Alain Valdoze, Naomi Keyte and Mike Bevan

Mawson Lakes
Monday, July 15 from 2-3pm
Performers include Alain Valdoze, Miles Johnston and Katie Pomery


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