The CMFT Concerts Series welcomes musicians of all ages! Here a young participant takes a leading role in the piano series with the help of Pauline Shaw, Play Specialist at Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital and Holly Marland (LIME Music for Health Specialist).
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A young girl hospitalised since birth is able to leave her ward for a short time and comes to see a concert in the atrium of the Royal Eye Hospital, playing the piano beside a musician who has been visiting her each week on the ward.
Friday 14th February @ 2pm – Royal Eye Hospital: Sidiki Dembele (Camel Ngoni/Ngoni), Holly Marland (Piano/Voice), Abel Selaocoe (Cello) – this distinctive trio blends a variety of sound worlds from across Africa, with a hint of English folk. Sidiki is the second son of a griot family in the Cote D’Ivoire and one of the UK’s most respected West African artists. From the township Sebokeng, near Johannesburg, Abel is a prize-winning cellist currently studying at the RNCM and hailed as one of South Africa’s finest young talents. Holly is a member of the LIME Music for Health team at CMFT and a regular in the CMFT concerts series.