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'Danny Boy' played for Doris


It’s a love story that will make your heart melt. When Doris’ fiancé, Leslie, goes off to war they vow to write letters to one another until they meet again. Despite the long distance they’re never far apart; the couple are reunited through their words and when they meet again, one special song brings back memories of their love. Join us as a surprise actor, singer and songwriter performs a beautiful rendition of Doris’ favourite song in this heartwarming episode of Anglicare Southern Queensland’s ‘By Request: A Playlist of Memories’ series

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‘By Request’ celebrates the transformative power of music. Everyday Queenslanders living in aged-care homes are given the chance to share the story behind their special song, giving us a glimpse into the lives they have lived in their own words.
This year, as COVID-19 separates many of us physically, ‘By Request’ celebrates the ways that songs can connect us all. As the stories unfold, we explore music’s ability to heal, provide joy and evoke memories. Warm your heart with these special stories, and share in the surprise as special musical guests give the gift of song to our aged-care residents.

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