In 2011 Common Ground in partnership with Musician Maeve O’Hara and Bluebell Community Development Project began a pilot Over 55’s adult music programme. Now part of our VOICE programme this pilot has developed into a year round music programme for adults in Bluebell Community Centre. The group have performed at the opening of the Bluebell Community Centre and at many music events in Our Lady of the Wayside National School. In May 9th 2015 they performed along the Grand Canal, as part of the Dublin Rally, during the Bealtaine festival.
In order to expand VOICE to a wider community, in 2013 Common Ground and Rialto Day Care Centre, in partnership with musician Eamon Sweeney, delivered a music programme for older people in the Rialto Area. The group ‘Rialto Boka’ performed with the Over 55’s Bluebell Group for Love Live Music Day that year.
In 2016 musicians Pia Dunne and Eamon Sweeney will work with the adults of Rialto Day Care Centre to continue the music programme. This music programme is supported by Common Ground and Rialto Development Association.