More than 100 people attended a care home to celebrate Celtic Connections.

Mearns House care home in Newton Mearns drew inspiration from Glasgow's annual Celtic Connections hosting more than 100 guests for an event sealed with performances from some of the music festival's musicians.

The care home opened its doors not just for residents but also to families and people in the community.

The attendees enjoyed a day of folk, roots, and world music, bathed in sunshine.

A barbeque and a mobile cocktail cart were also a part of the grand celebration.

Live Music Now Scotland helped with organising the special event.

The attendees were treated to live music  (Image: Mearns House care home)

Mearns deputy manager Kamil Zietek approached various artists who previously played at the Celtic Connections festival.

As a result, the event enjoyed performances from clarsach players, The Williow Duo, and singer-songwriter Emma Martin.

The Celtic Connections festival usually takes place early in the year taking over various venues across Glasgow with music performances spanning from acoustic, jazz, orchestral, and even dementia-friendly experiences.

Mr Zietek said: "Just as the 2,100 musicians at Glasgow’s annual Celtic Connections festival brings the city to life, we were excited to create our own version for an afternoon filled with music and joy for the residents at Mearns House.

"Music is an incredible way for people to bond with one another, and we were thrilled to see the residents and local community do so thanks to the brilliant musicians who volunteered to spend the afternoon with us."

Echoing his thoughts, Meallmore regional director Carol-Anne Foote said: "We are always looking for ways to bring together local communities and our care homes.

"Mearns House has achieved this with an exceptional event that was made even better by the fantastic weather.

"By creating such opportunities, we can make sure that our homes have a positive influence on the communities which they are a part of, as well as building trust amongst locals on how we care for some of the most vulnerable elderly people in their area."

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