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Sharing the love: Lyndy Thatcher performed for seniors at Westmeath Residential and Nursing Care Home on Valentine's Day (Photograph supplied)

Seniors at Westmeath Residential and Nursing Care Home were treated to a musical blast from the past on Valentine’s Day.

Ukulele player Lyndy Thatcher got feet tapping as she serenaded a large crowd with hits from the Second World War and classic rock’n’roll.

Ms Thatcher, a real estate agent for Rego Sotheby’s International Realty, said: “It felt so good to provide entertainment for such a sweet group of people.

“We all need more reasons to get up and dance, and I was so happy to give them that reason, especially on Valentine’s Day.”

Ms Thatcher said she was thrilled when the seniors started singing along and tapping their feet to the beat.

She added: “There was one song, Da Doo Ron Ron by the Crystals, that when I started to play some of the couples even got up to dance.”

Ms Thatcher was inspired to learn to play the ukulele after spotting the instrument in a music story window while walking in Hamilton one day.

She said: “There’s not many ukulele artists on island but the ukulele is an incredibly unique instrument which musically captures the island lifestyle so well.

“I was happy to share my talent and love for island style music with the kind Westmeath community and I would love to perform again.”

Blast from the past: Seniors enjoyed hits from the Second World War and classic rock'n'roll performed by Lyndy Thatcher (Photograph supplied)