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Arts in Care Homes Day – Live Music Now Broadcast

Live Music Now is working in collaboration with the National Activity Providers Association (NAPA) to celebrate the National Day of Arts in Care Homes (AICH) with a broadcast of music from around the UK for an afternoon of Western classical, folk and traditional music. This year, the national celebration takes place on Friday 24 September.

Running since 2019, the National Day of Arts in Care Homes aims to celebrate the ongoing engagement between artists, performers, musicians and care home staff and residents. Particularly during the pandemic, the provision of arts and music, either live or online, has been a lifeline for those living and working in care homes.

Live Music Now is thrilled to be working closely with NAPA on this broadcast, hosted by singer Elly Hopkins, half of the Hopkins Oliver Duo with Stuart Oliver.

The concert includes performances by musicians such as The Dovetail Trio, Storia Duo, Akeim Toussaint Buck, and members from folk group Calan. The performances selected are wide-ranging in genre and instrumentation, and the broadcast contains some well-known pieces to encourage viewers to clap, hum or sing along.

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Download the song sheet here and singalong or click on ‘CC’ to show lyrics on the screen.


  • I’m Beginning to See the Light, Hopkins Oliver Duo, (Music by Duke Ellington, Johnny Hodges, Harry James and lyrics by Don George)
  • Little Birdie Simon Robinson (Traditional, Bluegrass)
  • Down by the Salley Gardens, Nicole Boardman, mezzo-soprano and Giordano Ferla, piano (Arr. Carol Barratt, lyrics by W.B. Yeats)
  • Gwahiddiad – I am Coming Lord, Cainc, (Lewis Hartsough – original and Rev. John Roberts – Welsh)
  • Molly Malone, Rise Trio: Pip & Michael Bryan and Hedi Pinkerfield (James Yorkston)
  • Child Memory, Akeim Toussaint Buck (Akeim Toussaint Buck)
  • We’ll Gather Lilacs, Storia Duo with Sian Dicker (soprano) and Daria Bitsuik (piano) (Ivor Novello)
  • Bwmba, Beth Williams Jones and Sam Humphreys of Calan, Traditional, Welsh
  • Wild Mountain Thyme, Dovetail Trio with Rosie Hood, Jamie Roberts and Matt Quinn (Francis McPeake)

Watch complete concerts of all the featured artists in this YouTube playlist here.

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