A band's nationwide tour included a stop
off at Prior's Court to use the power of
music to empower young people with
Long-time supporters of Prior's Court, Low Island, visited to
put on a day of musical workshops.
The sessions focused on providing young people with
opportunities to play musical instruments, learn new skills
and interact with professional musicians.
The Oxfordshire-based band concluded the visit with a show
of cover songs, as well as a performance of Let Me Shine -
the single the band recorded with young people and staff at
Sue Piper, our Director of Education, said: "It has been a
wonderful experience working with Low Island over what
is now more than three years and we were delighted to
welcome them back to Prior's Court.
"Music is a way of expressing yourself, and while some of
our young people may be pre-verbal, music can give them a
Low Island said: "We've learnt so much on this journey with
Prior's Court, not least about autism, but also about music's
ability to forge relationships and help those who struggle to
communicate and express themselves.
"It has been amazing over these past three years to see
the progress in the young people; we have watched them
develop in what is truly an extraordinary place, and it was
been a privilege to be a small part of that journey."
Low Island wrote Let Me Shine, with lyrical contributions
from Prior's Court young people, their families, and staff
members, to mark World Autism Awareness Day in August
2017. It was performed by the band, young people and
Prior's Court staff members. The video amassed some 3m
views worldwide and the single was re-recorded at the
world-famous Abbey Road Studios last year by Low Island
and Prior's Court staff members and young people, alongside
the Cheshire Firefighter's Choir and other musicians.
Band creates musical delights