fitness for seniors

My Old Man's a Dustman

Since today is the national holiday Victoria Day here in Canada I thought it would make perfect sense to choose a song from an artist who greatly impacted the music scene in England, Lonnie Donegan,  This well known skiffle artist recorded my song of the week “My Old Man’s a Dustman”, a song he co-wrote with Beverly Thorn and Peter Buchanon. Skiffle music in England was a type of folk music popular in the 1950 England which had blues and jazzinfluences. This style of music was played by...

The Unicorn

As St. Patrick’s Day is drawing near, I thought this week I would choose a song that was and still is an classic to this day.

The Unicorn was was written and originally recorded by the brilliant poet Shel Silverstein in 1962; it was taken from his best selling book called “Where the Sidewalk Ends”.  It’s the amusing story of how unicorns no longer exist because they missed the boat so to speak - Noah’s ark! 1968, Canadian Irish folk group The Irish Rovers recorded their version of the song. It was a big hit worldwide reaching #7 on the U.S. Hot 100 chart and the #5 position in Ireland. The song has sold over 8 million copies. 

I have an amusing story about this song.....

Donna E Mobile

When I’m selecting music for my older adult exercise classes, I try to include songs that would be considered “timeless classics”. The object is to appeal to as many individuals as possible regardless of their background; where they’re from, what they language they speak, etc. The phrase “timeless classic” encompasses a vast number of songs in a wide variety of musical styles. Classical music is not out of the realm of possibilities for exercise programs, in fact one of my favourite go-tos is......