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by Various Artists

High quality music by musicians in mental health recovery, in a wide variety of genres, including folk, rock, soul, classical, Irish, original, blues, and a Broadway show tune.
Genre: Folk: Traditional Folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. From Boston Harbor
Martin Koehler
1:25 $0.99
2. Hit the Road, Jack
Rick Davenport
2:10 $0.99
3. You're a Big Girl Now
Doug Goldman
4:21 $0.99
4. Irlandaise
Susanna M., Theresa Thompson & Paul Thompson
3:21 $0.99
5. Give It All Up
Jeff Fisher
2:56 $0.99
6. Miss Murphy
Mark Irwin & Jens Rybo
0:59 $0.99
7. Daisy, Daisy
Cathy Mullane
0:35 $0.99
8. I Call Your Name
Wayne Gilbert
1:48 $0.99
9. Baby Blue
Nicki Glasser
4:56 $0.99
10. Minuet from Trio Sonata Op. 5
Mark Irwin, Freeana & Susanna M.
1:57 $0.99
11. The Traveler
6:07 $0.99
12. There's a Wizard in Us All
David Campbell
3:17 $0.99
13. Bebe del Agua
Arturo Vargas
3:59 $0.99
14. Homes of Donegal
Mike Joyce
2:35 $0.99
15. I'm Just a Poor Wayfairing Stranger
Peter Neuendorffer
4:23 $0.99
16. Song to Woody
Paul Thompson
2:36 $0.99
17. Footprints
Tony Tatum
0:55 $0.99
18. Worried Man Blues
Steve Bass
2:16 $0.99
19. Easy On Down the Road
Irving Krasner
2:51 $0.99
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Album Notes
Tunefoolery Concert Ensembles from Boston, MA, a group of 50 musicians living with a mental illness, has a simple yet powerful message: Emphasize people’s strengths and focus on abilities, not disabilities.

While most psychiatric treatment programs are focused on minimizing the effects of depression, hearing voices, etc., Tunefoolery helps its musicians to move away from the mental health patient role and embrace new identities as professional musicians and performers. This transformation is essential for women and men with long-term illnesses who often get the message that they are not “well” enough to be creative contributors to our communities. As one member puts it: “Tunefoolery is a great example of how non-traditional mental health treatment truly can change people’s lives. Music is powerful medicine! I have a tremendous feeling of belonging with Tunefoolery. I have found great friends here. It’s a job and a creative outlet at the same time.”

The Tunefoolery musicians, who perform as solo acts or in small ensembles, play up to 150 gigs every year at mental health treatment programs, hospitals, nursing homes and anywhere else where music can bring joy and inspiration. To increase the level of professionalism, Tunefoolery also offers its musicians music lessons, workshops and a yearly three-day retreat in the Berkshires. Another inspiring project is the Education Outreach program where musicians visit schools and other institutions educating children and adults about psychiatric disabilities, focusing on people’s strengths and abilities rather than on the negative effects of mental illness.

This CD is a compilation of 19 tracks in a variety of genres.



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