Our stories

People are at the heart of what we do. Discover some of our stories from across the UK to find out more about how people in health and care are benefitting from live music experiences.

Bringing live music back to critical care in Wales with Delyth Jenkins

Harpist Delyth Jenkins has been a Music in Hospitals & Care musician since 2017, playing a mix of traditional Welsh music and her own compositions in a variety of settings.

We have recently been working with Delyth and Hywel Dda University Health Board to bring live music back into critical care at Glangwili, Withybush and Prince Philip Hospitals in South Wales for the first time since before the pandemic.

As musicians, our playing is informed and inspired by the listener’s response. Every response from a patient in critical care is really valuable and it’s so humbling to be back playing for them.

Alan's story

Alan takes part in Movement to Music, a group that supports people who have had a stroke by helping to improve their mood and mobility. It’s led by Anwen at Rubicon Dance in Wales, who we partner with to share live music in care homes and day centres. Donna, Stroke Communications Support Coordinator at The Stroke Association Wales, supports Alan. On a video call, we spoke to Alan, Anwen and Donna about the group moving online.

The live music was really uplifting and engaging. It was so nice to see everybody smiling and joining in. People have said that they are going to continue to come every week.

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