Creative Brain Week 2024

Grainne, I'm pasting the text from your Linkedin post here for now, along with the pics and radio interview file. To be decided how to present and title this, with regard to funders and partners.This week I had the privilege of meeting Chris…

Disability Participation & Awareness Fund Award

We are delighted to share that we have been selected as an awardee in Strand 3 - Arts and Cultural Activities of the Disability Participation and Awareness Fund, a fantastic initiative by Rethink Ireland and the Department of Children, Equality,…

Dunboyne musician bringing music into healthcare and community spaces

A musician from Dunboyne says she created a programme to bring music to healthcare settings to give older people a voice. It was during Gráinne Hope’s time in America that she saw the life changing benefits of sharing music with residents…

National Concert Hall hosts Children’s Music Programme

The Community Foundation for Ireland has decided to support a three year music programme for kids in three Children’s Hospitals to the tune of €60,000. The programme, entitled ‘Kid’s Classics’ which began in January 2011, sees…

Grainne Hope interviewed by Ryan Tubridy

In August 2021, cellist Gráinne Hope spoke to Ryan Tubridy about her initiative to take music off the concert stage and into the hearts of communities, to children's hospitals and nursing homes all around the country. She detailed her great…
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The Tea, Chats and Tunes Project

Covid protocols have created physical distance between families who have a loved one in a nursing home or healthcare setting. This has created 12 months of cumulative stress, especially when spouses and partners are separated and unable to physically…
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Gráinne Hope announced as Atlantic Fellow for Equity in Brain Health 2020-2021

In September 2020, a new group of emerging interprofessional leaders joined a global movement to protect the world’s population from threats to brain health: the 2020–21 Atlantic Fellows for Equity in Brain Health at the Global Brain…
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Gráinne Hope announced as a Clore Fellow 2018/19

Gráinne Hope, Artistic Director of Kids’ Classics, has been awarded a Wellcome Trust Fellowship to take part in the Clore Cultural Leadership programme 2018/2019. Kids’ Classics provides music-making opportunities in healthcare, education…

Spotlight: Arts Committee in University Hospital Limerick

This month’s Spotlight is on the Arts Committee in University Hospital Limerick. Mary Liston, Assistant Director of Nursing, Cancer Services Business Unit at UL Hospitals Group, is a member of the Committee and tells us about the programme…