Archive: IMBOLC 2023

The aim of the project is to help combat isolation, loneliness and social exclusion, by providing opportunities for older people to participate in arts and creative activities, in particular music, singing but also through movement.

Dr Josie Nugent is a music therapist and accomplished musician from an Irish folk music background. She has an MA in Music Therapy and a PhD in Biological Sciences. She currently works as a music therapist at Foyle Down Syndrome Trust.

Amanda Koser-Gillespie is trainer for the international organisation, Musicians without Borders. She is a multi-talented musician, music educator, ethnomusicologist, band director and performer. She introduces New Orleans jazz street performance through community music making in Northern Ireland.

Sean O'Donnell is a highly accomplished guitarist and singer and has performed with a number of high profile bands including Scottish group Battlefield band. Sean was also involved in Trad Music Live, a programme aimed at bringing traditional music into schools, care homes and prisons in Scotland.

The “Meadows of Song and Dance” project is supported by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s Arts and Older People programme and by the Baring Foundation.

This is a free event and booking isn't necessary.