A TRANENT singer has brought the sound of music to residents of an East Lothian care home.

Dean Jones, 42, visited Muirfield Care Home, Gullane, on Saturday to sing to some of the residents – many of whom have not had any visitors for several months.

A member of staff at the home contacted Dean a couple of weeks ago, after discovering his May singing challenge, which saw him pick up his microphone every day throughout the month in aid of the Walk With Scott Foundation.

He also livestreamed his performances on social media.

The Muirfield staff member contacted Dean and invited him to entertain the care home residents, and Dean, who works as a manager at BT, sung in Muirfield’s garden for an hour and a half, performing mainly classic songs, such as those by Frank Sinatra.

He was also joined by his 10-year-old daughter Lyla, with the pair singing Shotgun by George Ezra.

Dean said: “I don’t think they [the care home residents] have seen anyone for a long time.

“I was singing in the garden, so people who were isolating in their rooms could see and enjoy it from their windows.

“I just want to give something back, really; if I can help in any way I will.

“It was good fun and was good to see them.

“Sometimes while I was singing I could see some of them had flags that they were waving.

“It looked like it cheered them up. Lyla also really enjoyed herself as well.

“It is good to get out and sing to people rather than on a livestream.”

Residents and neighbours nearby were also smiling and dancing along.

Instead of charging for the performance, Dean invited people to donate to the online fundraising page he set up for his May singing challenge – at uk.virginmoneygiving.com/DeanJones32 – for the Walk With Scott Foundation.

Dean also plans to sing at Eskgreen Care Home, Musselburgh, in two or three weeks time after a member of staff there also got in touch with him.

Meanwhile, Dean’s singing challenge has been recognised in parliament by East Lothian’s MP Kenny MacAskill.

Mr MacAskill submitted an early day motion last Monday, gaining cross-party support.

It congratulated Dean on his month-long singing efforts, which saw him raise about £2,000 for the Walk With Scott Foundation.

The motion went on to recognise “the work done by the foundation in supporting vulnerable people and promoting health and wellbeing across East Lothian” as well as recognising the contribution of Dean’s children, Lyla and Cooper, who also joined in with some of the performances.