Atrium Concerts at Central Manchester Hospitals

Astrum guitar duo perform in the Eye Hospital

Astrum guitar duo perform in the Eye Hospital

Following on from a fantastic Autumn series, we’re delighted to announce the following artists in the Spring series;

*SPECIAL EVENT* 20 February @ 10.00am Royal Eye Hospital Atrium – The Daphnis Duo : flautist Holly Melia and harpist Alice Kirwan will be performing a 40-minute recital in the Atrium of the Royal Eye Hospital. This concert is part of RNCM’s 40th celebrations.

25th Feb @ 10.30am Royal Eye Hospital Atrium – Margaret Ferguson and Lauren Hibberd – Dubbed Africa’s Lady of Song, Margaret performs an array of jazz, swing, gospel, and songs from the shows. Her richly beautiful voice combines with a twinkle in the eye and a great warmth of spirit.

1st March @ 3.00pm Royal Eye Hospital Atrium – John Lancaster – The calming melodies of Indian classical music. John Lancaster will present a solo sitar recital of a specially chosen raga.

6th March @ 10.30am St Mary’s Hospital Atrium – Andy Oliver – a successful singer/ guitarist draws on his wealth of repertoire and depth of life experience to engage, connect and entertain.

15 March @ 3.00pm Royal Eye Hospital Atrium – Koraqueen – Holly Marland recently spent 6 weeks in the Gambia learning the Kora (West African Harp) with Hammay Saho, an extraordinary griot. Today Holly shares traditional songs in Mandinka alongside her own compositions.

19th March @ 10.30am RMCH Atrium – Kamey and Sam (singer and guitarist duo) – Kamey McNamara has a lovely warm personality and sings a mixture of recent chart hits with a selection of well chosen classics

Happy New Year!

Celebrating Chinese New Year in the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital with special guests Yin Ng from China and Pete Moser from Morecambe

This little boy can’t leave his room but he was able to sit in the doorway and enjoy playing some small bells with Yin and Pete. After the music finished, he said thank you using sign language.

Sheng 1

Yin plays sheng for another boy in his bed who really enjoyed playing the bells.

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The presence of musicians brings some lovely family interactions.

Ward 77

Snake Music!

Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital in the atrium, Thursday 7 Feb, 1pm – 1.30pm

Yin Ng will be playing the wonderful Chinese traditional instrument – the Sheng. Like a church organ and harmonica combined. He will be working with multi instrumentalist Pete Moser on accordion, guitar and trumpet. After the atrium concert, they will visit Ward 77 with Pauline Shaw, Play Specialist.

Yin 2