Rachel Bell’s accordion sang into the halls of the Allegany building in a recent concert, stirring the packed Linwood Activity Room with a curiosity about the instruments and upbeat response to her French and English country dance music.

The musical performance was offered to the people we support in memory of the late visually-impaired David Shipley, who had attended Allegany’s day services and loved music and theatre.

His family donated $500 to the Foundation for a concert in his memory. The afternoon event included an interactive opportunity for individuals to experience playing some of Rachel Bell’s instruments.

“We had the chance to play dulcimers, drums, watch an accordion show and sing along with Rachel Bell,” Elena Bombardier, Foundation director, said.

“It was greatly appreciated and fun was had by all!”

Rachel Bell is a local musician and performer, and owns both Rachel Bell Music and Crabapple Jam Music.

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