Brightside Music CIC

Brightside Music CIC was established in 2016 by Becky Eden-Green and Aisling Holmes to take live music into hospitals across Yorkshire. We provide interactive music sessions for children and adults in a variety of hospital and healthcare settings.

We are both experienced musicians with a background in education who met while undertaking a Music in Healthcare apprenticeship with OPUS Music CIC, a leading authority on live music-making in healthcare establishments. We are currently working in Leeds Children's Hospital, Sheffield Children's Hospital and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals. Our projects are supported by Arts Council England, Sheffield Hospitals Charity, Leeds Cares, Artfelt, Youth Music and the Children's Heart Surgery Fund.

We make music with and for children and young people at every stage of life, from neonatal babies onward. Our sessions are responsive and flexible, tailoring musical interactions to each situation, working with individual patients and families at bedsides and groups in communal areas. Self-expression, improvisation and experimentation are actively encouraged within our music-making. Our work currently takes place in hospitals but would adapt to cater for community groups and educational settings with a focus on health and well-being.