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Music Network healthcare project documented in radio programme

Date posted: 23 October 2012

RTÉ Radio 1’s Documentary on One ‘If Music Be the Food of Life, Play On‘, is the story of three professional Irish musicians who recently undertook a Music Network training programme to become Music in Healthcare trainers.

The documentary follows musicians Liam Merriman, Finn McGinty and Grainne Hope as they engage with patients, negotiate the sensitive hospital environment, conquer obstacles and train to bring fellow musicians on to a ward for the first time. For these musicians, this is an intense and emotional journey, and for one, a tragic accident shows just how fragile life can be.

Music Network in partnership with the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) (UK) and Turku University of Applied Sciences(Finland) under the coordination of Musique & Santé (France) were awarded support from the Leonardo da Vinci Transfer of Innovation Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission to deliver a programme training musicians who can then in turn provide training to others to work in healthcare contexts.

‘If Music Be the Food of Life, Play On’ was broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1, Saturday 20 October @ 6.05pm as part of RTÉ Big Music Week and is available online at www.rte.ie/doconone.

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