Family produce music album to raise money and awareness

A family with first-hand experience of living with pulmonary hypertension have put together a unique music album to raise money for the PHA UK.

Brothers Tom and James Jones from Wigan have worked with their father Rob, who lives nearby, and a number of musicians to produce ‘Old Wives’ Tales’. It uses 12 tracks by different musicians, plus a medley and narration, to tell the story of a guitar over a 50-year period –  based on the contributors’ memories of how they first fell in love with music.

The album, which took 12 months to complete, has been produced in support of Tom and James’s mother, Karen, who was diagnosed with PH in 2011. She also lives with systemic sclerosis.

Rob said: “Although it is beneficial that the public are aware of, and contribute to, research for a number of well know serious medical conditions, it became clear that other illnesses hardly exist in the public consciousness and struggle to attract funds – even though these same ailments take a shocking toll on the sufferers. This was our attempt to put PH in the spotlight a little and to raise some much-needed funds”.

Old Wives’ Tales costs £5, with the money going directly to the PHA UK. It can be purchased and downloaded by clicking here and a promotional video can be viewed here

The family are hoping that in the future it can be performed as a concert, to raise even more money.

Last medically reviewed: February, 2018 • February, 2021