08 April 2015 BACK

MiH embarks on Shetland Islands tour

Music in Hospitals has been supported by Total E&P UK Limited (TEP UK) for 35 years. Their support has provided live concerts at care units across the North East, bringing the benefits of musical interaction and participation to many people in care who need it the most.

Now, in 2015, we are embarking on a new adventure and we are thrilled to announce that from 12th – 17th April 2015, thanks to support from TEP UK,  we gave our first extended concert tour of Shetland, during which time musicians Derek Richardson, Davy McMartin and Charlie Gorman will be giving 10 live performances at care units across the islands.

Alison Frazer, Chief Executive of Music in Hospitals said: “We are delighted to be visiting Shetland again, this time to provide an extended tour of care units across the islands. And we are excited also to be contributing to the vibrant music scene for which Shetland is renowned. This tour has been made possible by a generous donation from TEP UK, supporters of MiH for 35 years. Many local people in long-term care will be able to participate in a shared musical and social occasion and we hope the performances are enjoyed by residents, service users, care staff, families and friends.”

Sandra McLennan, TEP UK’s Senior Communication Adviser said: “We are thrilled to help bring Music in Hospitals to the Shetland Islands. As long-term supporters of the charity, we have seen on many occasions the power and positive impact that MiH musicians have had on audiences in the north east of Scotland. It’s good to know that the Shetland Islands will have the opportunity to experience this for themselves and embrace the personal warmth, musical talent and unique professional skills these musicians have to offer. Above all, we hope everyone enjoys the concerts and joins with us in wishing Music in Hospitals a successful tour.”

Watch our Twitter and Facebook feeds for updates and news as the tour takes place.

It created a lovely atmosphere, providing a topic for conversation for days after the event
Care staff in Edinburgh