ITV’s Cold Feet – choir

Have you been watching the new series? Jen joins a choir, and it was my Rhythm of Life Choir ! We were on in a cameo on Monday 11th Feb and are set to feature on 18th February for the season finale .

Hopefully it’ll spread the message to millions of viewers that singing together is bonding, uplifting and great for body, mind and spirit.

Here’s what Fay Ripley (Jenny) had to say about it….

TV Times

“I loved the choir experience on Cold Feet so much. My mum went for the first time on Saturday and she absolutely loved it! So she’s started in a choir and I’m chuffed! Honestly filming it was such a lovely and uniting experience. But for me personally it wouldn’t work because I’m a show-off and I’d want to get all the attention! I couldn’t just sing along with everyone else!”

Fay Ripley, Yahoo Celebrity UK interview with Laura Hannam

Jenny joins a local choir. Did you get to sing for real?

It is really me singing on screen although I don’t have to sing solo. I’m not surprised choirs are such a big deal now. The whole experience is very uplifting. Especially if you have someone at the helm who is really inspirational.

Fay Ripley, British Comedy Guide interview

Old News

In September I conducted a huge singing event in Wrexham ‘Singing Streets’ where I led 1,000 singers 🙂

November was busy…

I led the anthems on the pitch for the Wales/ Ireland rugby match with my Wrexham One World Community Choir. 

My North West Stroke recovery choir won a national award (Life After Stroke Award) and we went to a posh hotel in London on a coach, drank free champagne and performed to a live streamed red carpet evening full of celebrities. There was Juliette Stevenson, Warren Davies, Rob Bryden, Chico (who had a stroke the month before, loved our choir!) and lot of other celebs who were wasted on me!

We got our award from Baroness Floella Benjamin, Stephanie Beacham and Mark Goodier.

Here’s the write up of the event, and they also made this lovely film about the choir.

Carol Donaldson – North West Community Stroke Choir

Later that week I filmed for BBC Watchdog with my Open Voice choir in Manchester. We filmed for hours singing 7 different songs, all about waiting (It was about energy companies keeping people waiting on the phone).

I composed 7 different ditties, but, we were only on telly for a minute at the most. They say it takes a day of filming to make one minute of television …