Image shown: Murmurations: A Song Cycle.

Image shown: Murmurations: A Song Cycle.

Murmurations is a three-part song cycle created by Sharon Murphy and Sadhbh O’Sullivan of Embrace Music. The songs reflect and draw upon the breadth and depth of loss experienced by older people and those living in residential care, known to the artists through their work as music and health practitioners.

Supported by Kildare County Council Arts Service and the Irish Hospice Foundation as part of the dementia musical support programmes in the county, the project title refers to heightened feelings of empathy and the synchronisation of the collective experience since March 2020.

‘Murmurations: A Song Cycle explores our lived experience of loss through the medium of music, gently inviting us to lean into the feelings experienced as we live through this pandemic and the loss it brings.’ – Niamh Fitzpatrick, Psychologist and Author, Introduction to Murmurations

The song cycle was launched as three digital recordings in April 2021 and can be listened to here.

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