Born to be Alive: Deepness Dementia album launch

Wed 14 June

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Join us to celebrate the launch of Born to be Alive, a unique new album on which stories about living with dementia are told through original songs inspired by everything from David Bowie and Depeche Mode to country, reggae and traditional Gaelic song.

The evening will include live performances by Alan Farquharson and friends and Coisir Sgir a’Bhac (Back Gaelic Choir), pictured at Wee Studio with Heather Murray who has written a song for the album.

Born to be Alive is the product of three years of ground-breaking dementia music projects, funded by Deepness Dementia Media and Culture Collective. In each one, people with dementia and their carers have been supported by songwriter Andrew Eaton Lewis to create and record original songs about their experiences, shaped by the music that’s most meaningful to them.

The album will be available as a limited edition CD with artwork by Loom Graphics, as well as a digital release. All proceeds from the release will support Deepness Dementia Media’s ongoing work to create arts projects led by people living with dementia.

Pre-order album here.

Born to be Alive has three purposes: to empower people living with dementia to tell their own stories in their own way, to keep memories alive, both for the writers and their loved ones, and to challenge perceptions of what dementia music projects should sound like.

Special thanks to Wee Studio for being so supportive of this project.

Back Gaelic Choir with Heather Murray (seated at piano) at Wee Studio.