“ Community music projects provide the opportunity to use music as a vehicle for healing both in a personal and social context. Music has been shown to be a therapeutic resource for children in zones of conflict ”

Nigel Osbourne

MUSIC THERAPY

Brian Stafford

MUSIC BRIDGE

Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin

PERFORMANCE, AVENCHES

Benno Hunziker, Basel

COMMUNITY MUSIC

Community Music Projects

With expertise and leadership, people can be guided and inspired through music. In my work as a community music coach and mentor, I use music, song and dance as therapeutic resources to empower people and help them connect with one another in a divided society.

Singing the Bridge

A Community Music / Music Therapy Festival (May 2013)

I was a committee member responsible for planning, creating and coordinating this festival which took place in May 2103. During the festival I was a workshop leader and performer for:

Musicians without Borders - Music Bridge

Derry / Londonderry (Sept 2014)

I am the music coach and supervisor for Music Bridge, a multi-year collaborative project to create sustainable community music programs within Northern Ireland’s divided communities.

Peace III Music Legacy funded Project

Derry / Londonderry (Aug 2013)

Composer for ‘The Bridges of Derry’, show performed at Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann closing ceremony, co-produced with Brian Stafford (uilleann pipes).

Presentations, demonstrations and performances in ‘The Traditions of Ulster’ workshops series held across Northern Ireland with cross-community musicians.