Music Matters ‘The Connections’ is a Community music program welcoming all levels of ability. The group participates in various:
- Community event performances
- CD creation
- Radio announcements
New participants are welcome.
Jams weekly on Tuesdays from 10:00am-2:00pm
At Goolwa Community Centre – 37a Gardiner St, Goolwa (map)
- $5 pp
Join us for our Vegetarian Community Lunch for only $4.00, or BYO
To Book A Place
Bookings can be made by phoning the Centre on 8555 3941 or drop in to the centre.
“The Connections”, a group of 16 people who have disabilities, produced a CD,
a collection of original songs, during the winter of 2016.
“The Connections” are a mixed group – writing, singing and playing all instruments. Their ages range from a woman of 83 to a lad of 20.
The CD was made with assistance from Art grants and the Alexandrina Council.
” Having a disability gives one a rare insight into the human condition. Whether a physical, psychological or emotional disability, the person suffering must endure a range of circumstances outside the experience of “normal people. We all experience difficulties in our lives and can relate on whatever level to the songs and sentiments that “The Connections” produced in this collection.
Often a point of view arises from these difficulties that have a universal appeal as no man is an island and great courage is needed to openly express this. Also, the physical act of performance confronts members of the group in different ways. The grand sense of achievement that comes from writing, rehearsing, playing, recording and performing original material gives rise to advanced self esteem, self belief and satisfaction in a job well done.
Feelings of hopelessness, despair, social isolation and “being different” are endemic in our modern society. And so it is with great pride that we “The Connections” offer this collection to anyone who might have experienced similar circumstances in their lives.
I am immensely proud of the continued effort and enthusiasm of our group, and have been fortunate enough to witness the joy and pleasure that they experience in the process of creating something new. “
– Leigh Marshall (Music Coordinator)
More about the CD (including an audio sample, and how to buy)