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Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT) will present a live performance by flute player Ciara McSweeney as part of its Healing Sounds programme in the foyer of University Hospital Waterford (UHW) on Tuesday 3 April at 1.30pm. Admission is free and all are welcome. Healing Sounds in the Foyer is a programme of monthly live music performances which aims to promote the positive relationship between music, health and wellbeing and to reduce stress and anxiety for patients, visitors and staff. This programme is kindly sponsored by AIB Ardkeen. Further details are available at http://www.waterfordhealingarts.com or 051 842664.

Ciara McSweeney is a native of Dunmore East and has played the flute since childhood. She continued her interest in music whilst studying at St. Patrick’s College of Education in Drumcondra. She has been teaching at St. Mary's National School, Ballygunner for the last 20 years and lives in Dunmore with her husband and two children. As an accomplished flute player, she has performed nationally to great acclaim with a repertoire that spans genres including contemporary, classical and traditional music.

Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT) is Ireland’s leading arts and health organisation. Established in 1993, WHAT brings arts experiences to the bedsides of patients at University Hospital Waterford and other healthcare settings. WHAT believes that the arts contribute to the wellbeing and vitality of society and that engaging with the arts stimulates the participant’s sense of identity and creativity. WHAT supports the development of arts and health in Ireland and manages the national website http://www.artsandhealth.ie.

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