The Lullaby Project works with parents in challenging circumstances and enables them to compose bespoke lullabies alongside professional musicians, giving space for them to explore their thoughts and feelings about their children and young people and helping to enhance 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. Over the past eight years, the Lullaby Project has worked across England and during 2024 we are delighted that the team will be working with individuals from the criminal justice system and community support groups in the West Midlands, Manchester and London as well as Northamptonshire, Hull and Reading as part of a wider programme of residencies supported by Arts Council England. Find out more about this project from our partner, the Irene Taylor Trust.

This project is generously supported by Mr and Mrs Richard and Claire Bruce and Arts Council England.


Previous Lullaby Project recordings:

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Wandsworth Special Schools Project

This spring, RPO Resound and Wandsworth Music worked with 180 pupils with special educational needs and disabilities on a large-scale creative music project to devise a musical anthem celebrating music-making by young people with SEND. From January to March, RPO musicians and workshop leader Paul Griffiths visited six of the borough’s special schools, working with pupils to devise and perform original pieces of music. Extracts of each school’s new music was then orchestrated into a joint piece called ‘Open Hearts, Open Minds’, which was to be performed by representative pupils from each school, Graveney School Jazz Band and members of the RPO at Wandsworth Music’s gala concert at Royal Albert Hall in April. Unfortunately, COVID19 closures meant we were unable to perform the final piece as planned, but we are excited to share this short film introducing the project, the participants and why music is so important to all of us.

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