Transforming Communities

Bringing Carnegie Hall’s Lullaby Project to the North West: A Podcast

An image from Carnegie Hall’s ‘The Lullaby Project’ in New York

Live Music Now is excited to be in the initial stages of becoming a partner with the Lullaby Project; pairing LMN musicians with pregnant women and new mothers and fathers to write and sing personal lullabies for their babies, supporting maternal health, aiding childhood development, and strengthening the bond between parent and child.

In New York City, the project reaches parents in healthcare settings, homeless shelters, high schools, foster care, and correctional facilities. Extending across the country and around the world, the Lullaby Project enables partner organisations to support families in their own communities.

NHS Innovation Agency’s Caroline Kenyon hosted a podcast in conversation with LMN North West musician Pip Bryan and Director Karen Irwin 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].

You can also hear more about the Lullaby Project as part of Cheshire and Merseyside Baby Week 2020 Events during an afternoon exploring the links between music, health inequalities and early years development. Events are free and open to the public.

Baby Week 2020

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 present their insights on how they are improving health outcomes of mothers and babies through their music programme.

Book your free place here:


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