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Team GB Teenager Strikes the Right Chord

Fifteen year old Team GB athlete wins international music competition with Christmas mash-up Team GB athlete, Rebecca Puckey, impressed international audiences with her acoustic mash-up to win a £5,000 artist development package with Music Crowns. Showcasing her vocal and instrumental talents in a video filmed in her bedroom, Rebecca won the hearts of thousands to take gold. It was only ... Read More »

Children’s Ward Uses Music To Relax Young Patients

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra hit all the right notes when it treated children in hospital to a day of music workshops as part of a local charity’s innovative Arts Programme. The Sick Kids Friends Foundation teamed up with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra (SCO) to provide young patients with a wide range of musical activities, helping to distract them as they ... Read More »

New project is music to the ears of Bield tenants with dementia

Service users and their families at some of Bield’s care homes in Fife are set to join a pioneering project that uses music to improve the quality of life for those living with dementia. Bield’s Gillie Court and Grants Bank in Dunfermline and Finavon Court in Glenrothes will be the first to implement the scheme, Playlist for Life, which was ... Read More »

Blue Badge Style Mix Concert Supports Musicians With Disabilities

Blue Badge Style Announces Royal Academy of Music Bursary 2016/17 for Musicians with Disabilities With A Unique ‘Inclusive ‘ Concert. Last year’s inaugural Blue Badge MIX raised funds to support musicians with disabilities at the Royal Academy of Music. The second inclusive concert in Central London will raise further funds for the 2016/17 academic year. The multi-genre event, on the ... Read More »

BBC One short drama: The A Word

The A Word is the latest TV programme to broadcast autism. It’s a highly watchable drama written by Peter Bowker about a family coming to terms with five-year-old Joe’s autism. It features more than just autism, it tackles love, lust, family, relationships and rivalries. The A Word is set against the beautiful scenery of the Lake District and plays out ... Read More »

Plan for first national Centre for Advanced Training for disabled musicians unveiled

Exciting plans for the first ever national Centre for Advanced Training for young musicians with Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) were unveiled today at the House of Commons. The proposed Centre is part of Bristol Music Trust’s ambitious £45 million transformation of Colston Hall. The ambition could benefit an estimated 2,500 talented SEND musicians nationwide and set a new ... Read More »

Life, Lyrics and Leiomyosarcoma

I am very lucky to have a broad number of friends. One of these brave (and hilarious) friends is Ryan McCartney. Ryan is the vocalist and guitarist of the up and coming band These Little Kings, who are rapidly gaining popularity slinking around the buzzing Glasgow music scene. He was kind enough to tell me the story of his fiery ... Read More »

Attitude is Everything & the Association of Independent Festivals launch new campaign for disabled fans

Leading music charity, Attitude is Everything and the Association of Independent Festivals (AIF) have announced a new online campaign to benefit millions of Deaf and disabled music fans. Launched at AIF’s Festival Congress in Cardiff, Access Starts Online aims to ensure that the UK’s independent music festivals are providing a designated and detailed access information page on their website. For disabled music lovers, such online information – although ... Read More »

Is music in operating rooms distracting?

Controversy has been brought to light when it comes to listening to music during and after surgery. It is a well-known fact that music in an operating room is a popular accompaniment for surgeons performing surgery. Research has now shown that listening to music before, during and after can help reduce pain or patients. Researchers at Queen Mary University of ... Read More »

Music can transform lives of people with learning disabilities

As part of their disability art series three learning-disabled musicians describe the life-changing power of music – and offer tips on jamming and performing. You can read more about it at Guardian Online Read More »