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Music can be a friend for life

On the 10th anniversary of reopening, Ian Gillan sends a message to the teachers and students of the music school in Armenia that he helped to rebuild:

To the staff and students at ‘Our School in Gyumri’

Dear All,

May I take this opportunity to wish you all a happy 10th anniversary.

It was a joy and a privilege to play a small part in the building of your lovely school of music.

I remember when the cold wind was blowing through the broken walls and your hands were cold, and yet you all persevered under such difficult conditions and gave everything to your music. I was deeply touched by the dedication of the staff and the application of the students in that broken place.

There is a special place in my heart for you all, so I am sending love and encouragement with the simple message that ‘Music can be a friend for life’ so please continue to fill the world with melody, harmony and rhythm, textured skill and expression. It really does mean so much to us all.

Thank you for your wonderful efforts, I hope to see you again before too long.

All my love,
Ian Gillan

Thanks to Mediamax for the info.

7 Comments to “Music can be a friend for life”:

  1. 1
    Adel Faragalla says:

    Such a wonderful and a great Gentleman. I love and respect that guy so much. What a great ambassador to such a great cause.
    Always in good Health and Happiness to you and all your family and friends Mr Gillan.
    Peace ✌️

  2. 2
    Gregster says:


    10 years have flown-by, & very kind words indeed spoken by IG. Music is a friend for life indeed !

    Time to blast-out “Who Cares”, & get into some heavy-duty rock n’ roll from Mr.Iommi & Mr.Gillan. (Quite a good double-CD this one is).

    Peace !

  3. 3
    MacGregor says:

    Good on you Ian Gillan & with Tony Iommi & others also helping the people the best way you can. Cheers.

  4. 4
    Uwe Hornung says:

    Currently, the Armenians need all the friends they can get, those have become rare.

    Nice of Ian to keep contact and take an interest.

  5. 5
    AndreA says:

    A big Heart ♥
    For A Strong Man
    This Is Big Ian
    A Friend Of All My Life
    My Second Father
    He Has Always Accompanied Me The Constant In My Life
    And I Will Never Stop Thanking Him
    Wishing Well To You, Gillan

  6. 6
    Albania says:

    Gillian — what a class act; he leads by example.
    As the saying goes, a friend in need is a friend indeed.

  7. 7
    Jean-Christophe says:

    @§ : “As the saying goes, a friend in need is a friend indeed”.
    Beautiful. Thank you. I’ll keep this in my book.

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