26 April 2022

2 musicians are currently being sought to jon the The Musicians-on-Call project (MOC).

MOC will be delivered by professionally trained healthcare musicians from the Kids’ Classics organisation. It will facilitate music-making opportunities for residents and healthcare staff in Nursing Homes and Community Hospitals.
The aim of the project is to bring high-quality live music to vulnerable older members of our communities. Nursing Home residents and their Carers can enjoy a collective musical experience and
a shared person-centred social interaction through the medium of melody and song.

The project has an opportunity for 2 musicians to join from May – October to cover the mid-west region including Clare.

Project Partners:
This project is led by Limerick Culture and Arts Office in collaboration with Age-Friendly Limerick and Healthy Limerick. It is delivered in partnership with Artistic Partner Kids’ Classics, the Health Service Executive (HSE) and Clare and Tipperary County Councils.

Artistic Lead
Kids’ Classics manages and delivers the largest programme of training and CPD opportunities for professional musicians interested in working in Hospitals and Nursing Homes across Ireland. Their founder and artistic director Gráinne Hope qualified as a trainer with Musique et Santé & Music Network and the organisation’s practice involves developing new partnerships with County Councils delivering ‘Music and Healthcare’ training programmes for professional musicians.

Programme Delivery Details:
Musicians will join a growing team of regional professional musicians to bring music into Nursing Homes and Community Hospitals between May – October 2022 in Limerick, Clare and North
Tipperary (offering live and virtual visits).

The project will offer the opportunity for 2 musicians based in the region to join the MOC team. They will gain experience in delivering person-centred, sensitively placed Music in Nursing Homes across Limerick, Clare and North Tipperary.