“The music built my heart up – I feel ready for anything now” – Patient
Based on evidence around the positive impact of music on wellbeing, WHAT brings live music to the bedside of patients through its Healing Sounds on the Wards programme. Liam Merriman and Eoin O Meachair, who have both trained with Musique et Sante in France, mentor musicians who are new to this practice to engage patients musically with sensitivity and empathy.
Our current Healing Sounds on the Wards musicians are Liam Merriman, Eoin O Meachair, Alan Browne, Michelle Haberlin and Liam Kavanagh.
Read all about Healing Sounds on the Wards in a recent newspaper feature in The Munster Express: Healing-Sounds-on-the-Wards_MunsterExpress_30July2019.pdf:
The Healing Sounds in the Foyer programme presents lunchtime performances by musicians from a host of different musical genres, from folk and trad, to classical, jazz and choral, lifting the spirits of staff, patients and visitors to UHW and bringing smiles to many faces. These performances often link in with World Music Day, the Bealtaine Festival and Well festival of arts and wellbeing amongst others. Healing Sounds in the Foyer is kindly supported by AIB Ardkeen.