Just when music was first invented is a bone of contention, I don’t suppose there will ever be a definitive answer. There are those that credit the invention of music to Pythagoras, and I thought he was just a mathematician. I don’t suppose we will ever truly know but I think that it is safe to assume that music has been around for a very long time.
Music is magical, it has a way of transporting you to another time or place, just as when you hear a piece of music like Greensleeves it can conjure up images of Tudor castles and grand banquets or of being number ten in the queue for the gas company, hearing songs from our youth can place us right back in that dancehall or tearoom.
Music can lift your spirits when you are feeling low, it can provide comfort and invoke memories, long forgotten.
Music is all around us here at Canterbury House, it’s in the corridors, the dining room, and lounges. It is the soundtrack to group celebrations, and it is the backing track to singalongs and quizzes.
This week we celebrated the music of the popular band Abba. This Swedish quartet really do have mass appeal, generations enjoy their music, we remember when they burst onto the music scene with great affection and our grandchildren have been introduced to their music via stage and screen through their musical Mamma Mia.
We had a fabulous day; we watched the films and sang along and were then treated to an Abba party complete with costumes and 70s snacks. It was wonderful. You cannot fail to smile on hearing their music and the feel-good films make you feel exactly that, good.
There is always something going on here at Canterbury House, so much thought goes into providing activities that are interesting and fun however these activities are all made so much more enjoyable by the music that accompanies them. So, we would like to say thank you to the team for always delivering something special and in the words of Abba, thank you for the music that makes Canterbury House such a wonderful place to live.