A community singing charity founded by an acclaimed Swindonian choir leader has announced a CD release.
The charity, founded by Grenville Jones, was forced by the pandemic in 2020 to cancel its in-person Sing & Smile sessions, only to take them online.
‘Sofa-singing’ introduced Wales-based Goldies session leader Cheryl Davies to a weekly audience of older people across the UK.
A five-track CD of favourite songs from those sessions will be given to everybody who has now returned to attending live singalongs.
Grenville Jones said: "Such was the popularity of Cheryl’s singing that the charity have produced a CD of her performing some of the popular melodies which are such a hit with our older folk.
"Cheryl leads the Charity’s work in Wales, taking sessions. However, through the CD, folk can enjoy her singing at home as well! She has a great voice and on the CD she is ‘double-tracked', so it’s a Cheryl duet!”
The CD's tracks are You're My World, Over the Rainbow, Sailor, I Can See Clearly Now and Que Sera Sera.
Mr Jones added: "Loneliness and isolation are a major issue across communities and we are working hard to bring back our popular sessions in more areas in the months ahead. Everyone loves a good singalong!”
Further information about the charity can be found at www.golden-oldies.org.uk