CALM and Kids’ Classics will present a three day symposium on Music & Health from 19-21 June 2013 at Solstice Arts Centre, Navan & DKIT Dundalk, in association with Meath County Council Arts Office and Create Louth, the Arts Service of Louth Local Authorities.
The key objective of the symposium is to explore the wealth of approaches, experiences and practices of musicians working in healthcare contexts in Ireland. This symposium will also explore and assess the value of professional training for musicians who wish to work in this area in Ireland. There will be a one-day introductory workshop for musicians interested in exploring the idea of bringing music into hospital, healthcare and community settings.
Wednesday 19 June
‘Music and Health: A Natural Equation’
Healthcare, Community and Arts Officers Briefing
At this seminar, professional hospital and community musicians and trainers will discuss the range of healthcare and community music projects that are now available in Ireland. This seminar is intended for community welfare organisations, support agencies for vulnerable and marginalised members of society and healthcare organisations and professionals.
Venue: Solstice Arts Centre, Navan
Booking: To book your place please contact Meath County Council Arts Office on (046) 9097400 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday 20 June
‘Exploring the Role of a Hospital Musician’ : Musicians’ Workshop
A one-day introductory workshop for musicians interested in exploring the idea of bringing music into hospital, healthcare and community settings. Facilitated by CALM and UK trainers and practitioners Nick Cutts (Opus Music) and Ros Hawley (Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester).
Venue: Solstice Arts Centre, Navan
Booking: To book your place please contact Meath County Council Arts Office on (046) 9097400 or email email@example.com. Application to include a short biography.
Friday 21 June
‘Training Musicians for Healthcare Settings – Optional or Essential?’
The final day seminar will include presentations from international guest speakers involved in Music and Health programmes, as well as presentations from practising Irish music in healthcare musicians and trainers. The seminar will facilitate open panel discussions addressing current practices in Music and Health in Ireland and the UK, and address the question ‘Training Musicians for Healthcare Settings – Optional or Essential?’
Keynote: Professor Victor Merriman (Performing Arts), Edgehill University, Lancashire
Aisling Roche, Launching Ceol agus Lán Maitheas (CALM)
Ros Hawley, Trainer Officer, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester
Geraldine Regan, Director Of Nursing, Our Lady’s Children’s Hospital, Crumlin
Grainne Hope, Director, Musician and Trainer, Kids’ Classics
Dr. Jane Bentley, Community Music Specialist, NHS/Artbeat, Scotland
Nick Cutts, Director, Muscian and Trainer, Opus Music CIC, UK
Open forum panel discussions
Venue: Carroll Building, Dundalk Institute of Technology
Tickets (including lunch): €10 (pre-booked)/€12
Booking: Contact Solstice Arts Centre, Navan 046-9092300
CALM (Ceol agus Lán Maitheas) is a new Irish “Music and Health” organisation offering training and mentoring to musicians and healthcare staff founded by practising hospital musicians Gráinne Hope, Liam Merriman and Joe Philpot. CALM also designs, manages and delivers professional music projects in hospitals, healthcare and community settings. The newly formed organisation has adapted and tailored a sensitive, open and creative approach as pioneered by Musique et Santé (France), to meet the needs of the Irish healthcare sector. For further information contact Gráinne Hope on firstname.lastname@example.org