Music Bridge Workshop: An Introduction To Community Music

Event date(s): 18 September 2019

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This 2-hour interactive workshop, with Amanda Koser, will focus on the importance of community music making from a local to a global perspective.

It follows the core idea that anyone can make music.

The workshop will highlight the direct benefits of community music making, how to facilitate community work through musical interactions, making a meaningful contribution towards community development and social change.

Areas considered during the workshop:

  • Potential training opportunities for local musicians, educators and members in the local communities within our diverse population.
  • Showcasing a selection of music workshops which have been designed specifically for participating groups in Northern Ireland.
  • The importance of building longstanding relationships with local and cross-community organisations in Northern Ireland.
  • Developing an understanding of how music can be used as a tool for social change.
  • The importance and use of nonverbal and nonviolent communication.

About Music Bridge

The Music Bridge Project focuses on building closer social connections between communities by using music to foster safety, inclusion, empathy, listening skills, creative thinking and doing. It is through making music as a community and examining the impact music has on our daily lives that we can slowly build stronger connections to those around us.

We can celebrate cultural diversity without asking people to become identity spokespersons of their community. In small steps, we can work to shape and improve the quality of life on the day to day basis which will have a knock on effect. Music Bridge emphasizes the importance of non-verbal and nonviolent communication in community music making as well as the importance of musical interactions in daily life, not in commemorations or large public celebrations.

Date And Time

18 September 2019

7 - 8.30PM


Cultúrlann Uí Chanáin
37 Great James Street
Derry BT48 7DF

Attend the Workshop

The workshop is free of charge and refreshments are provided. Places are limed to 15 participants. To attend, contact Peter by email on

Further Information

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