Covid Care Concerts

25 - 28 July 2021



Walled City Music welcomes the Mobile Music Machine to Derry for eight live concerts in care settings across the city.

To date Mobile Music Machine have performed over 600 live classical music concerts, safely in outdoor and garden settings, across 16 counties in Ireland, and they enjoy their first visit to Derry with thanks to the Bank of Ireland Begin Together Arts Fund in partnership with Business to Arts.

The live concerts feature music from all genres and Ireland’s finest classical musicians have been delighted to experience the joy that they are bringing to communities in care settings – some of their intimate audiences have included residents living with Alzheimer’s and dementia who haven’t spoken in years, but have enjoyed joining in and singing along.

The ‘Covid Care Concerts’ initiative is the most comprehensive live arts programme currently active in Ireland and as a project in response to the pandemic, it is unique in its size and reach within a global context. The programme is symbolic of the Irish spirit of giving and a leading example of a positive social response to the pandemic.

World-class talent performing at the highest levels across Ireland and abroad have been involved in the project since its inception, including artists such as Mary Coughlan, Celine Byrne, Iarla Ó Lionáird, Claudia Boyle, Sandra Oman, John Spillane, Sibéal, Gerald Peregrine, Luka Bloom and Gavan Ring amongst others.

Mobile Music Machine will be visiting Ardlough Care Home, Brooklands Healthcare, Culmore Manor, Daleview House, Greenhaw Lodge, Foyle Fold, Owen Mor Care Centre and William Street Care Home between Sunday 25 and Wednesday 28 July, supported by the Bank of Ireland Begin Together Arts Fund in partnership with Business to Arts.