Healthy love for music
LAIDLEY: A group of musicians on a mission to heal, share and connect people with their music did just that with a special garden performance for patients of Laidley Hospital.
Patients and hospital staff gathered for the hour-long show which featured local singer/songwriter Pepper Jane whose smooth original songs had people clapping and singing along.
The show is part of a three-week TownFires tour which will have the unique group perform at schools, retirement homes, hospitals and other venues around the region.
Laidley Hospital director of nursing Allison McGregor said the live music performance was fantastic for the patients.
“They really loved it. Some of the patients came to life from the music,” she said.
The TownFires tour director and drummer Chris Chirnside said the whirlwind tour would also play for Oakey Hospital patients.
“I believe music heals and it has the capability to bring a sense of joy and well-being to people,” he said.
“I’m grateful for the opportunity for us to bring a little bit of life to someone else.”
The TownFires tour began in Laidley on March 7 and will finish up in Miles.
- Francis Witsenhuysen
WHIRLWHIND TOUR: TownFires musicians (from left) Chris Chirnside, Pepper Jane and Jukka Koponen perform a show in the garden for patients of the Laidley Hospital.