Our Mersey Harmony celebration of International Make Music Day by Ange
Every year on 21st June, the longest day, music lovers across the globe celebrate International Make Music Day. It’s the largest grassroots music festival in the world! This year the song of the day was “Bring me Sunshine”.
Each year, Mersey Harmony endeavour to take part. A few years ago we sang this favourite song in a pub in Wavertree, and followed this by hosting a music event at the bombed out Church in Berry Street – we were joined by nine other performers, including drummers; children’s drama; a signing choir; a duo; plus a few more. This year we planned to do the same but lockdown made it impossible.
Not to be deterred, we hosted our regular rehearsal night over Zoom on Sunday instead of the usual Monday. We wore orange and we sang: “Bring me Sunshine”. We added to this and sang “You are my Sunshine” to keep sunshine in the fore. And to keep with the theme of the day we sang “Make your own kind of Music”. It was an extremely enjoyable occasion.
Watch this space for next year’s event…