Musical Memories Louth with Gráinne Hope of Kids Classics


Friday 26 May 2023


09:00 – 17:00 IST


Davis Coakley Lecture Theatre, 1st Floor, Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing (MISA), MISA Building, St James's Hospital, Dublin



The Discipline of Medical Gerontology in the School of Medicine, Trinity College, Dublin, the Creative Life Hub in the Mercer’s Institute for Successful Ageing (MISA), St James’s Hospital, and Music & Health Ireland, in association with Bealtaine Festival, have partnered to deliver an international seminar to explore research, education and practice at the intersection between music and ageing.

The seminar will take place in the state-of-the-art MISA facilities in St James’s Hospital on Friday 26 May and is open to all.

Who is the seminar for? 
Health and cultural academics, Arts & Health and Creative Arts Therapy professionals, service managers, charity officials, policymakers, and all members of the public interested in learning about new developments and opportunities at the intersection between music and ageing.

What to expect

  • International academic keynote lectures will set the scene for current evidence on the multiplicity of ways music can enhance older people’s wellbeing, both in clinical and non-clinical settings.
  • Attendees will also enjoy interdisciplinary panel discussions and live performances.
  • The afternoon will include practical workshops by music professionals exemplifying best practice techniques for environmental and rehabilitative clinical interventions and enhancing older persons’ wellbeing.
  • Discussions will be captured via graphic recording to inform future curriculum design and a roadmap of research priorities.
  • Find out the differences between music and health by professional musicians and music therapy by qualified music therapists based on best practices from national and international experts, policy-makers and practitioners in these intersections within complex health systems.

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