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Musical Memories in County Louth for Bealtaine Festival 2019

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Musical Memories in County Louth for Bealtaine Festival 2019

Musical Memories in County Louth for Bealtaine Festival 2019

Musical Memories is a series of concerts bringing music to communities of older people in County Louth during the Bealtaine Festival of 2019.

Funded by CreateLouth, the Arts Service of Louth County Council, “Musical Memories” brings professional musicians from the concert stage into local healthcare settings, hospitals, nursing homes and senior citizens clubs.

The programme will include popular classical pieces and old-time favourite ballads and songs. It is planned so as to bring music into more intimate environments, allowing each resident and service-user to experience live music in their familiar surroundings. Research has shown that music can have a positive effect on the physical and emotional well-being of patients and residents in all healthcare settings.

The Musical Memories Ensemble, featuring Gráinne Hope -Cello, Brendan McCreanor- Uilleann Pipes, and Liam Merriman - Voice/Guitar, will bring a programme of specially selected music into the various venues throughout County Louth in May.

Performances take place on Friday 10th, Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th of May.