A Fermanagh gospel singer will be spreading joy and song in various care and nursing homes across Fermanagh and Tyrone through the release of her DVD of hymns.

With the support of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Lisbellaw woman Lynda Lindsay has released a free DVD of 11 hymns, entitled 'Hope for Tomorrow'.

The DVD, which is not for resale, will be made available to care homes across Fermanagh and Tyrone.

Lynda, who works as an Activity Therapist at Goracharn Nursing Home, knows how important and beneficial music can be, especially for those who live in homes.

Explaining her project, Lynda said: “I received funding from the Arts Council for a project and the project I choose to work on was the DVD, that can be handed out as a gift to residents.

“I put together some hymns and songs I would have sung when visiting the homes before the pandemic.

"Music is a thing that really connects with people in homes, and since I wasn’t able to visit people, I thought it would be nice to hand out the DVD.”

With support from the Arts Council Lynda enlisted the support of James Strange, CRM Music and Media, Larne to record her DVD.

Thanking James, she added: “We only had a short timeframe from beginning until the required completion date.”

The DVD has 11 hymns, including many favourites such as ‘What a friend we have in Jesus’, ‘Amazing Grace', and ‘There is a green hill far away’.

Lynda added: “It is my hope and desire that everyone will enjoy and sing along with the songs.”

She is looking forward, when Covid-19 restrictions allow, to getting back out and about the various homes in Fermanagh and Tyrone to share in music.

The DVDs will be delivered by Lynda or distributed in the post over the coming weeks.