The first ‘Classically Inspired’ Music Residency will take place in Our Lady’s Hospital Crumlin this April. The residency will be a collaboration between the  Kids’ Classics programme, Musique et Santé (Paris) and the staff of Our Lady’s Hospital Crumlin.

Musique et Santé, supported by the French Ministries of Culture and Health, is recognised for its work in developing live music programmes for healthcare settings.

The aim of the residency is to expand and develop the present relationship between musicians, nurses and play specialists in programming successful music experiences and live performances in the hospital environment. The residency will also provide a week of training and support to Kids’ Classics musicians and hospital staff in the development of an innovative musical participation framework tailored for Irish hospitals using the research, experience and guidance of Musique et Santé. In addition the residency will provide workshops and a series of concerts by leading Irish musicians.

Kids’ Classics was established in 2008 and is directed by professional cellist Gráinne Hope. The programme engages professional musicians in delivering educational and interactive workshops to children between the ages of four and fifteen in the hospitals and school rooms. Kids’ Classics musicians presently facilitate monthly music workshops in Temple St, Crumlin and Tallaght’s Children’s Hospital through the kind support of The National Concert Hall, The Community Foundation for Ireland and the Children’s Medical and Research Foundation.

The ‘Classically Inspired’ Residency is taking place thanks to the kind support of the Arts Council and Dublin City Council.


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