The Lullaby Project gives mums and dads in challenging circumstances the opportunity to create bespoke lullabies alongside professional musicians, allowing them to explore their thoughts and feelings about their children, enhancing the bond between them by creating something that can be treasured forever.
The Lullaby Project was originally devised by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute in the US and was first brought to the UK in 2017 by the Irene Taylor Trust and RPO Resound. Following the success of these original projects, the partners are rolling out The Lullaby Project to three regions of the UK in 2020/21, working with criminal justice and community support groups in London, Suffolk and Hull as part of a wider programme supported by Arts Council England. Find out more about this project here.
The latest round of projects in November and December 2020 saw musicians working with young mothers from YMCA Trinity in Ipswich to write six brand new lullabies. For the first time, the project was delivered remotely, with Zoom workshops supporting parents to write their lullabies before live-streams of the musician team rehearsing each piece allowed participants to make corrections and ensure their songs are exactly as they imagined. Have a listen to the latest tracks below:
Previous Lullaby Project recordings:
Have a listen to the songs written by our previous Lullaby Project cohorts:
- In the 2017 pilot edition of the Lullaby Project, RPO Resound and ITT worked with migrant and refugee mothers supported by Praxis Community Projects to write and perform 8 original lullabies for their children.
- In July 2017, 8 fathers from HMP Wandsworth worked with the team to write and record original tracks for their loved ones.
- In January and February 2020, the team returned to Praxis Community Projects to work with 8 new mothers on their very own lullabies.
- In February and March 2020, RPO Resound and ITT worked with mothers and fathers with experience of the criminal justice system from Clean Break and Sounding Out to write and perform 8 amazing songs for their children.