Young @ HEART – Raven
Raven is the collaboration between Ray Risdon and David Webster.
Both Ray and David worked in the education sector, Ray as a music teacher and David in Vocational education.
Ray has played his music in pubs, bars and social events in the Bunbury area, he has a tenor voice, plays Mandolin and Keyboards. He directs the music and writes the sequencing.
David’s musical background is in the more classical genre, he has sung with WASO chorus for twelve years and locally with SW opera and other groups, he is a baritone and plays acoustic electric guitar.
Raven play the songs they like, including many Australian classics and a range of assorted songs from Johnny Cash to the Beatles. They mainly play at parties and sundowners and are available for interesting gigs.
The Young@HEART music program is held at Margaret River HEART every Monday morning from 10am to 11am. The program does not run on public holidays or when there is another major event in the foyer.
The initiative was developed to safely encourage participation in the arts among older residents (over 60s) during the initial stages of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Due to high interest, the free performances have since been opened to people of all ages. Nonetheless, the senior demographic still makes up the majority of the audience.
Young@Heart is broadcast live on Radio Margaret River.