On the first Wednesday of each month we go to the local pub and listen to a group called the Boat band. It’s fun to hear old and new pieces, with people bringing along instruments including trumpets, harmonicas and banjos to join in with the music or sing or play an instrument in the interval.
It is real fun to be part of a group of people enjoying themselves. It has lifted my spirits on many occasions when I’ve been feeling a bit down. It has also improved my confidence. When I first sang a solo song I was shaking at the end of it. Not any more. I’ve seen other people go from being very shy to writing their own songs and learning to play instruments. What more could you ask for on a Wednesday night out?