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.
13:45-15:30 Older Patients Wards (either Combe, Cheselden, Midford, Waterhouse or ACE)
5th October 2017 – Paper Horse
Working together under the name Paper Horse, Zeb and Sam Haynes are brothers who grew up in a musical family on the North York Moors and have always made music together.
From the age of 8, Josh Doughty learnt how to play his first piece of music on the Kora, a West African 21-string, harp. His initial lessons started at his home in Wales with his father. Watching and listening to the melodic instrument as a child, Josh developed a fascination for the Kora and a desire to master this unique and complex instrument.
If you are a musician interested in performing at the RUH or have any other questions please contact Musician in Residence, Frankie Simpkins – email@example.com