Shared from the 6/12/2019 Cranbourne Leader eEdition

The power of song helps young boy’s grief


Cranbourne Secondary College student Aidan is a star in the making. Picture: Josie Hayden

Through life’s adversities, Aidan Clifford has used his love of singing.

Six months ago, the Cranbourne Secondary College student lost his father, but despite the tragedy he has been able to excel in the performing arts.

“When my dad passed away, I wrote a song for him

— there has been a deep sadness but the power of song has helped me through it,” he said.

Aidan, 12, who won last year’s Take the Mic competition, said performing was his true passion in life.

“There’s nothing I love more in life than singing — it makes me so happy,” he said.

“I aspire to audition for The Voice in a few years’ time.” Aidan said music was a big part of his family. “From an early age my mother inspired me to sing and use my natural gift,” he said. His mum, Roanne Clifford, said she was so proud of her son’s achievements.

“I’d like to thank his school and primary school St Agatha’s who have been so supportive to our family and I’m so grateful,” she said.

“Aidan is the light of my life and I’m so proud of what he’s achieved and how he remains so resilient.”

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