Transforming Communities

BABY WEEK 2020! Supporting families in North West England – a new partnership with “Improving Me”

Live Music Now North West is delighted to be working with Cheshire and Merseyside Women and Children’s Partnership “Improving Me” in response to the Covid 19 pandemic and the need for new ways to support families in lockdown.

As part of the response, Live Music Now musicians will be making a collection of videos for families, using the power of music and song as a medium for processing emotions, trauma and grief.  The videos underline how music can be utilized as a regulating or calming agent, but above all else, aim to bring joy to families in deeply troubling times.

The first three videos for pre-school and young children have been created as part of Cheshire and Merseyside Baby Week 2020.


Baby Week 2020 Events

The project will be launched on 20 November as part of Cheshire and Merseyside Baby Week 2020 during an afternoon exploring the links between music, health inequalities and early years development.   Events are free and open to the public.

1.30-2.30pm: Instrumental for Health

LMN trustee Professor Adam Ockelford talks about how music can help address developmental inequalities in the early years, followed by a live music session for babies and pre-school children and their families/carers with LMN NW musicians Pip and Mickey Bryan (Rise Duo).

Book your free place here:

3pm – 5pm: Live from Liverpool & New York USA!

Colleagues from the ground-breaking Lullaby Project developed by Carnegie Hall in New York will present their insights on how they are improving health outcomes of mothers and babies through their music programme.

Book your free place here:


Bringing Carnegie Hall’s Lullaby Project to the North West

Live Music Now is excited to be in the initial stages of becoming a partner with the Lullaby Project, using the skills of Live Music Now musicians to connect with pregnant women and new mothers and fathers to write and sing personal lullabies for their babies.

Listen here to LMN North West musician Pip Bryan and Director Karen Irwin in conversation with Caroline Kenyon from the NHS Innovation Agency, along with Tiffany Ortiz, Director of Early Childhood Programs for Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute, and musician Emily Eagen. Tiffany and Emily introduce the Lullaby Project and share some powerful stories about its impact, whilst Pip and Karen talk about Live Music Now’s music partnership with Alder Hey Children’s Hospital and the potential to bring the Lullaby Project to North West England and beyond.

Listen to the podcast here:

To find out more about Live Music Now’s plans to develop the Lullaby Project in NW England, email [email protected].






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