The Musicians-on-Call project (MOC), is delivered by professionally trained healthcare musicians from the Kids’ Classics organisation. It facilitates 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 enjoy a collective musical experience and a shared person-centred social interaction through the medium of melody and song.

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 the Arts Offices of Clare and Tipperary.

It is funded through Creative Ireland

In Clare, the project has visited in 2022

  • Ennistymon Nursing Home
  • Kilrush Nursing Home
  • Raheen Woods Hospital, Tuamgraney
  • St. Joseph’s Hospital, Ennis

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.

19-09-2022 Arts Office Musical interlude at St. Camillus Hospital with all partners and musicians. Picture: Keith Wiseman

19-09-2022. Arts Office Musical interlude at St. Camillus Hospital, Shelbourne Road. Picture: Keith Wiseman

19-09-2022 Grainne Hope and David Hope as part of the Music in Healthcare programme. Picture: Keith Wiseman