The Soundbite Performance Programme brings a diverse range of live music to communal areas of the hospital and wards. We have been working with young musicians from Live Music Now (LMN) and musicians from the Bath Folk Club (generously funded by the Joyce Fletcher Charitable Trust) and Bath Spa University, as well as other local musicians.
Using feedback from the live musical performances it is evident that staff, patients and visitors appreciate listening to live music and it has been noted that the music helps calm nerves and anxiety for patients having treatment or visitors waiting for a relative.
13:00-13:30 Atrium or Lansdown Foyer
13:45-15:30 Older Patients Wards (either Combe, Cheselden, Midford, Waterhouse or ACE)
Friday 14th September 2018 – The Laurent String Duo featuring Rachael (violin) and Beatrice (cello)
Friday 12th October 2018 – Bowreed
Bowreed are Fred Holden (fiddle) and Ben Trott (guitar). They are a dynamic fiddle and guitar duo, specialising in music from Ireland and Scotland. Their approach to traditional music is progressive and exciting, taking influence from a multitude of genres.
Friday 23rd November 2018 – Chris Webb
Chris Webb is a singer/songwriter from Bristol who has performing professionally since the age of 21. He performs upbeat modern folk songs with whimsical narratives and a high-energy complex guitar style.
Friday 7th December 2018 – JuliaTurner
A jazz musician and keen storyteller Julia Turner is an inspiring and engaging performer. With finger picking guitar and velvet vocals Julia draws from a large repertoire of original songs and old but thrillingly fresh standards.
If you are a musician interested in performing at the RUH or have any other questions please contact Musician in Residence, Frankie Simpkins – firstname.lastname@example.org