First brought together for a once off workshop as part of 110 Skibbereen Girls with Toma McCullim in 2018, for two years now, staff at Skibbereen Hospital Campus have been coming together once a week during their lunchbreak to sing with Arts for Health singer-songwriter Liz Clark. The sixteen member strong choir sing a new song each week, taking turns to put forward ideas, allowing staff to drop in and out, to suit their work practices and commitments.
Sadly the choir along with everything else has been put on pause, but as we entered a new phase of re-opening, for one day only, some members of the choir came together (at a distance!) for a joyousoutdoor singing session, warming up in the car park, before moving to the garden where hospital residents and staff could hear and share in their song, Rainbow by Kacey Musgraves.
Chosen during Pride month, the Rainbow champions inclusive, open and non-judgemental care, workplaces and environments for those that identify as LGBTI+. Rainbow has also become a symbol of hope and support during the COVID-19 pandemic across the world.