95 Year-Old Pianist In Nursing Home Overwhelmed After Online Ad Sees 80 Musicians Come To Play With Him

January 11, 2016

Pianist Edward Hardy played in a jazz quartet for almost 40 years but had no one to play with after being moved into a care home following the onset of dementia.

Mellifont Abbey Care Home worker Sam Kinsella helped the 95 year-old war veteran post an online advert to bring in musicians to jam with him.

good news 2016
Credit: SWNS Group

The nursing home in Wookey, Somerset, was inundated with more than 80 requests from across the UK. But Hardy was even more astonished when the advert prompted three former band mates who he hadn't seen for 35 years to get in touch.

good news stories 2016
Credit: SWNS Group

The four-piece original jazz band are now in rehearsals for a reunion show at the care home next year.

"It is amazing so many volunteers have come forward to help me make music and it is marvelous that I have also been reunited with my old band," Hardy said. "I have missed playing and when I do play now it makes me feel better and young again."

Credit: SWNS

Like us on Facebook!
cruise ad

Click Here For The Most Popular On Sunny Skyz

feel good videoHigh School Grad Brings The House Down With His Version Of '7 Years' At Graduation

feel good storiesWomen Need More Sleep Than Men Because They Use More Of Their Brain, According To Science

feel good storiesDad's Gloves Are Placed On His Daughter's Head. Then You See Why She's Smiling

feel good storiesHe Carried This Letter His Little Brother Sent Him Every Day. 20 Years Later, He Sent It Back

feel good storiesThis Pot-Bellied Pig 'Played Dead' To Save Her Dying Owner

feel good storiesHe Carefully Removes Age Rings From Trees To Show The Hidden Life Within

feel good videoDad And Son Singing Frank Sinatra Duet Will Make Your Day

feel good videoHe Starts To Practice His Dance Moves. When The Cat Does This... I Can't Stop Laughing!

feel good videoShe Thinks Guys Should Always Pay On The First Date. His Response Is Perfect

feel good videoBrain-Dead Teen, Only Capable Of Rolling Eyes And Texting, To Be Euthanized

feel good videoThe Internet Is Falling In Love With This Non-Swimming Dog

LIKE US ON FACEBOOK!