Concerts for Seniors

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I love bringing my repertoire of Irish and American folk songs, beloved oldies, and classic country songs to audiences at senior centers, assisted living communities, nursing homes and adult day programs all over eastern and central Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and southern New Hampshire.

I can offer a variety of different programs suitable to the audience, setting, and the time of year. During the month of March I often present concerts of traditional Irish ballads, pub songs and classic Irish-American sing-alongs. In December, I love leading audiences in singing carols and popular 20th-century Christmas songs. Year-round, I play a variety of familiar early and mid-20th century country, folk, and pop songs. I can also perform a therapeutic, background music performance focused on relaxing, mellow instrumental selections.

I provide my own small sound system, as well as invoices & W9s. I primarily perform solo, but for some special occasions I can contract an additional musician (violin, mandolin, accordion, etc.) to perform with me.

If you want to publicize my performance at your community, here’s a flyer template (click to download)!

 

 

 

Get in touch by phone at 617-651-0892 or email at lstraw.music@gmail.com if you want to learn more!


St. Patrick's Day performance for the Pepperell Senior Center. March 2017.

Sample Set Lists:

Popular Songs Concert:  Tennessee Waltz, Between the Devil & the Deep Blue Sea, You Are My Sunshine, Over the Rainbow, You Belong to Me, Stand By Me, Keep on the Sunny Side, Crazy, Beyond the Sea, What a Wonderful World, Blue Moon, La Vie En Rose, Besame Mucho, Edelweiss, Love Letters in the Sand, Bye Bye Love, and more

St. Patrick's Day Concert (March):  See the Celtic Music page for more info

Christmas Concert (December):  See Christmas Music page for more info

Instrumental Background Music Performance:  See the Classical & Instrumental Music page for more info

 

Past Performances:

  • Wingate Residences in Needham, Lowell, Sharon, Norton and Chestnut Hill, MA

  • Belmont Manor Nursing Home, Belmont, MA

  • Glen Ridge Nursing Care, Medford, MA
  • Wakefield Center, Wakefield, MA
  • Lexington Senior Center, Lexington, MA
  • Wales Senior Center, Wales, MA
  • Stoneham Council on Aging, MA
  • Somerville Council on Aging, MA
  • Marblehead Council on Aging, MA
  • Unquity House, Milton, MA
  • Marian Manor, South Boston, MA
  • Sunrise Senior Living in Burlington and Leominster, MA
  • Residence at Pearl Street, Reading, MA
  • Residence at Melrose Station, Melrose, MA
  • Presentation Rehab, Brighton, MA
  • Forestdale Park, Malden, MA
  • Roxbury Tenants Community, Mission Hill, Boston, MA
  • Mt. Pleasant, Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA
  • Landmark at Longwood, Mission Hill, Boston, MA
  • Stonehedge Rehab, West Roxbury, MA
  • Neville Place at Fresh Pond, Cambridge, MA
  • Standish Village, Milton, MA
  • The Cornerstone at Milford, Milford, MA
  • Christopher Heights Assisted Living Homes in Northampton and Webster, MA
  • Tockwotton on the Waterfront, Providence, RI
  • Heywood Wakefield Commons, Gardner, MA
  • Groton Council on Aging, Groton, MA
  • Templeton Council on Aging, Templeton, MA
  • Medway Senior Center, Medway, MA
  • Wellesley Council on Aging, Wellesley, MA
  • Pepperell Senior Center, Pepperell, MA
  • Goddard House, Brookline, MA
  • Element Care at Nevins, Methuen, MA
  • Dracut Senior Center, Dracut, MA
  • Ethos Healthy Aging Program, West Roxbury, MA
  • Vero Health and Rehab, West Roxbury, MA
  • Meadow View Center, North Reading, MA
  • Coolidge House, Brookline, MA
  • Rogerson Communities, Roslindale, MA
  • Monarch Homes, Woburn, MA
  • Greenwich Manor, Greenwich, RI