“ 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


Brian Stafford


Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin


Benno Hunziker, Basel


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.