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The Musicians-on-Call project is delivered by professionally trained healthcare musicians from Kids Classics to bring music-making opportunities to residents and healthcare staff in nursing homes and community hospitals. 

Two regional based musicians are sought to join the team and gain experience delivering person-centred, sensitively placed music in nursing homes in Limerick, Clare and North Tipperary.

The aim of the project is to bring high-quality live music to vulnerable older members of our communities living in nursing homes, and their carers, in a way that is more than an outside-in audio live broadcast, driven by equity of experience for all, and a shared social experience.

This is a fully supported and paid opportunity for professional musicians.

Project timeframe
The project will include 12 visits between May – October 2021 to two nursing homes in Limerick County (offering live and virtual visits) and a set of taster sessions in Clare and North Tipperary to an additional seven healthcare settings.

Criteria for Selection

  • Musicians with the ability to use their voice
  • Knowledge of varied repertoire (Folk/ Popular/ Old-Time Tunes)
  • Instrumental ability (accompanying, instrumental lead)
  • Suitability of instruments (portability)
  • Creative ability (improvisation, listening & creative response to groups/individuals)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with an ability to engage effectively.

Application process 
View the full brief and application procedure here.

Closing date
Closing date for submissions: Monday 10 May at 5 pm
Interviews: Week of 17 May (Virtual)

The Musicians-on-Call project is led by Limerick City & County Council Culture and Arts Office in collaboration with Age Friendly Limerick and Healthy Limerick. The project is supported by the ‘Creativity in Old Age’ Creative Ireland Programme. It is delivered in partnership with Artistic Partner Kids Classics, the Health Service Executive (HSE) and Clare and Tipperary County Councils.


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