Posted on November 12th, 2020 by Dr. Francis Collins
Posted In: Director's Album - Photos
Tags: Dominec Golec, Ivan Vujkovic-Cvijin, John Tisdale, music, Music in the Atrium, NIH Clinical Center, patients, William Sears
Dr. Collins, you need to find someone to join in on the five-string banjo. Bluegrass is incomplete without some Scruggs pickin’. Still, I’m sure you all sounded terrific! Wish I was there to enjoy it.
Dr. Collins, I loved this bit of bluegrass and you recent parody of Over the Rainbow. I saw a dulcimer hanging on the wall behind you and wondered if you p,as the dulcimer as well? It looks like an A.W. Jefferys dulcimer.
Sorry, I was typing with my grandchildren on my lap and thus a few typos crept in. I was wondering if you “play” the dulcimer?
I believe music heals and fills the heart with hope. One doesn’t have to know about music or the language to enjoy or feel it. I often watch Gene Kelly singing in “singing in the rain” imagining the rain washing away my worries while enjoying the energy giving music.
My son was inpatient for 5 weeks during the summer of 2019. “Music in the Atrium days” were our best days there!!!
I surly do miss hearing/playing Bluegrass music and hoping the research into “restoring” a persons lost hearing continues and finds success.
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