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Mobile Music Machine: Bringing the joy of live music to residential care homes around the country

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Mobile Music Machine: Bringing the joy of live music to residential care homes around the country

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30/03/22

Mobile Music Machine: Bringing the joy of live music to residential care homes around the country

Creative Ireland has awarded €500,000 to the Mobile Music Machine to perform 400 concerts in residential care homes. Since 2020 some of Ireland’s best known musicians have performed with the Mobile Music Machine in over 1,000 intimate musical concerts in care homes in 18 counties throughout the island of Ireland.

Led by cellist Gerald Peregrine, these concerts brought a welcome relief and the joy of live music to those isolated by the pandemic.

The project is supported by the Creative Ireland programme, with additional funding from Healthy Ireland, the National Lottery, The Ireland Funds and the Blackwater Valley Opera Festival.

To celebrate the work of frontline workers, the Mobile Music Machine with support from Creative Ireland, will host a special gala concert in the National Concert Hall on 15 June 2022. The concert will feature a 45-piece orchestra with conductor David Brophy and performances from many of the artists who worked with the Mobile Music Machine over the past two years.

These include Claudia Boyle, Emmet Cahill, Steve Cooney, Mary Coughlan, Jerry Fish, Red Hurley, Niamh Kavanagh, Séan Keane, Iarla Ó’Lionáird, Simon Morgan and more. Also performing will be the Frontline Workers choir and the Age Friendly Ireland intergenerational choir.

Info on ticket availability will be announced soon!

Find out more about Creative Ireland’s Creativity in Older Age projects.

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