Creativity - Joy - Transformation
MusicAlive was established in 2009 by Kevin O’Shanahan and Caoimhe Conlon following their participation with Waterford Healing Arts Trust in a European Music and Health Exchange programme. It’s purpose is to provide access to high quality, participative based programmes. in mental health and older age community and health care contexts.
What we do
At MusicAlive we aspire to bring the joy, creativity and therapeutic benefit that live musical interactions can bring to people. The choice to participate in programmes lies with the person.
While music is at the heart of our work, we also collaborate with professional artists from a wide variety of other art forms, including movement, creative writing and the visual arts.
MusicAlive’s project partners in the past have included Age and Opportunity, The Arts Council, Cope Foundation, Cork City and County Arts Offices, Cork Arts and Health partnership , the HSE and Cork Mental Health Services.
Our work is informed by evidence based research, from many perspectives, including healthcare and ethnomusicology. We also contribute to research publications, such as