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It’s starting to feel a lot more like spring outside, and with the different parts of the UK mapping our way out of lockdown, we’re looking forward to providing more face-to-face music therapy and bringing together our musical communities in person.
“What a gift Hannah’s music was to Levi” – Levi’s story
Levi is five years old, lives with anxiety and has trouble socially interacting. To help with this, he was recommended Nordoff Robbins music therapy.

Sadly, he lost his Grandad shortly before his music therapy started. His Grandad used to play the ukulele and guitar for him, so this was a huge loss musically as well as in every other way.  

He has now been having sessions with music therapist, Hannah, for a year. Here’s what Levi’s mum, Laura has had to say.
We love to hear about how music therapy has helped you or someone you know, or how music has helped you through the past year. If you would like to share your music story with us then please use the button below.
Share your story
On Stage at Home Live! Would your child like to make music with the Clangers? 
We’re back making music with BBC children’s TV show, Clangers, on Wednesday 3 March, 10:00am. The Clangers are a family of loveable, pink, mouse-like creatures who communicate in whistles and live in space on their Little Blue Planet. 

This time we’re putting on a live online (Zoom) music making session for children (under 5) and their parents to sing, clap and move along to, led by our music therapist, Emily, and Tiny and Small Clanger.

If you know someone who would like to join On Stage at Home Live! then sign up below, we’d love to see you there.
Sign up today
Music Making resources available for children
We’ve created brand new, fun, interactive music making video resources for children to be used at home (or school). They are all fully accessible and made specifically for children and young people to make music with our music therapists.

There’s something for everyone with five different activities and 20 videos, including music making, sensory music time, singing and signing, mindful music and Lou’s digital music makers.
Find out more
Got a taste for whisky? Join our virtual whisky tasting evening on 25 March
Join us on Thursday 25 March, 7:15pm for a virtual whisky tasting fundraiser from Seamus Bar, Isle of Skye.

You don’t have to be a whisky expert to join in, it is open for anyone who enjoys the taste or simply wants to experience an evening of whisky tasting.

There’s a lovely line up of whisky (from Glenfiddich to Balvenie) and all proceeds will go towards helping us to provide more music therapy to vulnerable people across the UK.

Tickets are £185 per person and you can book or find out more by contact Lydia.hughes@nordoff-robbins.org.uk
The Legends of Rugby auction is now live!
The long-standing Legends of Rugby event in aid of Nordoff Robbins, which sees the world of rugby and music come together in a celebration of one of England’s Rugby heroes, will take place virtually on Friday 26 February 2021.

To run alongside the event, they are running a virtual auction with some really cool prizes. 
So, if you fancy getting your hands on a Ronnie Wood or Jimi Hendrix print, sports memorabilia, hospitality sports packages or even a Michelin star meal then check out the Legends of Rugby auction today.
Check out the auction here
Specsavers Scottish Music Awards 2020 shortlisted at the Digital Awards
We’re thrilled to be shortlisted for the Best Digital Fundraising Event at this year’s Digital Awards.

The virtual ceremony saw some of Scotland’s biggest stars come together and raised over £90,000 to help us to carry on providing music therapy in the middle of the pandemic.

Don’t worry if you missed it, they’ll be a very special edition coming out soon, so keep your eyes peeled as we’ll be sharing more in the March newsletter.
Ways Nordoff Robbins can help you
At Nordoff Robbins we want to bring musical value to your life. The power of music has never been more important than during lockdown, where many of us find ourselves isolated from friends and family. Below are musical resources for you, your family or friends which are fully inclusive and accessible to all.  On Stage at Home Live! – Join us and the Clangers live on Wednesday 3 March, 10:00 am for a live online music making session for preschool children. Sign up here today, there are only limited spaces available.Music Making – Brand new musical resources for children to use at home. Fully inclusive and accessible, there are over 20 interactive music making sessions available. Find out more here.Inclusive online choir – Our inclusive online choir runs every Tuesday from 4pm and is suitable for people of all ages and abilities. If you’d like to find out more or get involved click here. Singalongs – Singing is an essential means of staying well, of promoting social bonds and strengthening communities. Our music therapists have created a suite of singalong packages to suit people of all ages and abilities. Click here to view our Singalong packages.Musical Conversations – Musical Conversations give you the opportunity to talk about music with one of our music therapists – who are all musicians and understand the importance of music in everyday life. Find out more here.
Ways you can help Nordoff Robbins
As a charity we receive no government funding, so we rely on the generosity and support of people like you, our supporters. Fund music for others – you can make a one-off donation or become a regular giver to Nordoff Robbins here.Share your music therapy stories – We would love to hear your stories of how music therapy has helped you or a somebody you know. You can share your story here.Spread the word – We would love you to share our news with your friends and family and encourage them to sign up to our newsletter.
Kind regards,
The Nordoff Robbins team

BAD TOUCH shout out to Nordoff Robbins & NHS

Thanks to Bad Touch for the shout out to Nordoff Robbins and NHS Charities Together

Give it a watch & listen and support the band & charities if you can, even by a like and a follow.

Fifty Gigs In A Day in aid of Nordoff Robbins

NHS Charities Together

fifty gigs in a day – ed byrne

Delighted to have comedian Ed Byrne involved again and he appears at the Anvil, Basingstoke on Feb 8 2020.

Plus he has also kindly donated a pair of tickets to any of the shows below and these will be done via a charity auction on eBay in August, with all proceeds going to the Nordoff Robbins charity.

You can see him on tour here –

18 September 2019 – Radlett Centre, Radlett
19 September 2019 – Huntingdon Hall, Worcester
25 September 2019 – Gatehouse Theatre, Stafford
26 September 2019 – Civic Centre, Trowbridge
27 September 2019 – The Stables, Milton Keynes
1 October 2019 – The Brindley Centre, Cheshire
3 October 2019 – Guildhall, Winchester
4 October 2019 – Guildhall, Winchester
5 October 2019 – Hertford Theatre, Hertford
10 October 2019 – Corn Exchange, Beford
16 October 2019 – Gordon Craig Theatre, Stevenage
17 October 2019 – Palace, Newark
19 October 2019 – Town Hall, Loughborough
28 October 2019 – Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury
1 November 2019 – Marine Hall, Fleetwood
7 November 2019 – The Capitol, Horsham
8 November 2019 – Dorking Halls, Dorking
9 November 2019 – Civic Hall, Bedworth
12 November 2019 – City Varieties Music Hall, Leeds
13 November 2019 – City Varieties Music Hall, Leeds
14 November 2019 – Apex, Bury St Edmunds
15 November 2019 – Hexagon Theatre, Reading
16 November 2019 – Albans Arena, St Albans
19 November 2019 – Lyceum Theatre, Crewe
21 November 2019 – Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield
22 November 2019 – Assembly Hall, Tunbridge Wells
26 November 2019 – Assembly Hall, Worthing
27 November 2019 – Hawth Theatre, Crawley
28 November 2019 – Floral Pavilion Theatre, Merseyside
29 November 2019 – Town Hall, Cheltenham
30 November 2019 – The Castle, Wellingborough
4 December 2019 – Lowther Pavilion, Lytham St Annes
5 December 2019 – Grand Theatre, Swansea
7 December 2019 – Charter Hall, Colchester
10 December 2019 – Pyramid and Parr Hall, Warrington
12 December 2019 – Winding Wheel, Chesterfield
13 December 2019 – Barbican, York

Newly announced extension:

17 January 2020 – The Hawth, Crawley
18 January 2020 – Rose Theatre, Kingston
21 January 2020 – The Stables, Milton Keynes
22 January 2020 – The Grand, Lancaster
24 January 2020 – Royal Hall, Harrogate
25 January 2020 – Memorial Hall, Sheffield
29 January 2020 – New Theatre, Peterborough
30 January 2020 – Town Hall, Birmingham
31 January 2020 – City Hall, Hull
1 February 2020 – Victoria Hall, Stoke
2 February 2020 – The Lowry, Salford
4 February 2020 – Theatre Royal, Norwich
5 February 2020 – De Montfort Hall, Leicester
6 February 2020 – Central Theatre, Chatham
7 February 2020 – Palace Theatre, Watford
8 February 2020 – Anvil, Basingstoke
10 February 2020 – Harlequin, Redhill
11 February 2020 – Apex, Bury St Edmunds
12 February 2020 – Derngate, Northampton
13 February 2020 – Tyne Theatre, Newcastle
14 February 2020 – Pavilion, Glasgow
26 February 2020 – Arena, St Albans
27 February 2020 – Pavilion, Bournemouth
28 February 2020 – Waterside, Aylesbury
29 February 2020 – Wycombe Swan, High Wycombe
1 March 2020 – Theatre, Richmond
4 March 2020 – New Victoria, Woking
5 March 2020 – Waterfront Hall, Belfast
6 March 2020 – Corn Exchange, Brighton
7 March 2020 – Corn Exchange, Cambridge
10 March 2020 – Cube, Corby
11 March 2020 – Drill Hall, Lincoln
12 March 2020 – Oakengates, Telford
13 March 2020 – Wyvern, Swindon
17 March 2020 – Theatre Severn, Shrewsbury
18 March 2020 – Town Hall, Cheltenham
19 March 2020 – Forum, Bath
20 March 2020 – Queens Theatre, Barnstaple
21 March 2020 – St David’s Hall, Cardiff
24 March 2020 – Arena, Walsall
25 March 2020 – O2 Southampton Guildhall
26 March 2020 – Pavilion, Exmouth
27 March 2020 – Wellsprings, Taunton
28 March 2020 – Pavilions, Plymouth
29 March 2020 – Octogon, Yeovil

Fifty Gigs In A Day 2019 raises over £300 for Nordoff Robbins

Fifty Gigs In A Day 2019 raised over £300 for the Nordoff Robbins charity, as well as raising awareness of the work they do in music therapy.

The money raised was as follows –

£177 = Dandelion Charm played a free gig at the Brunswick, Hove supported by Milton Hide

£66 = my Facebook birthday post

£23 = eBay auctions (Ninebarrow CDs)

£37 = JustGiving from generous FM & Thunder fans

Thank you to the following for taking part and helping spread the word on the work of the Nordoff Robbins charity –


Plus the Little Red Kings, Broken Witt Rebels, the Fierce & the Dead and Andrew W.K. joined in even though they are not currently touring.

Plus there is still one event to go as author Mark Stay is kindly donating one pound for every copy signed or sold of his new book ‘The End of Magic’, at the official book launch on Friday 15 February at Harbour Books in Whitstable, Kent.

Thanks to everyone for your support.


Fifty Gigs In A Day 2019 is this Friday 8 February


Fifty Gigs In A Day 2019 is this Friday (although there have been gigs already from Space Elevator & Hanson Asiedu). Those with gigs this Friday are –




Plus the Little Red Kings, Broken Witt Rebels, the Fierce & the Dead, Tax the Heat and Andrew W.K. will be joining in even though they are not currently touring.

All will be mentioning the work of Nordoff Robbins via their social media on Feb 8th

In addition there are some gigs taking place specifically plugging the work of Nordoff Robbins on stage and/or raising funds for them –

Folk night at the Railway Inn, Portslade tomorrow night (7 Feb) – thanks to Robb Johnson

Dandelion Charm are playing a gig at the Brunswick, Hove on Feb 8th. It is free entry and any donations on the night will go to Nordoff Robbins.

Folk duo Ninebarrow play North Ferriby Village Hall

Author Mark Stay has a signing event for his new book ‘The End of Magic’ and he will donate £1 for each copy sold and/or signed on the night (15 Feb)

Latest updates can be found here –



Just Giving page is below if you’d kindly like to donate and support the work of Nordoff Robbins