Brendan Popplestone

Belfast Health and Social Care Trust
North & West Belfast, South & East Belfast

I have been working as Arts Care Musician in Residence since 1996, based largely at Knockbracken Healthcare Park, Belfast, although my work takes me to 40 plus venues throughout the Belfast Trust area. As Resident Musician my work has been varied, ranging from basic music sessions offered on hospital wards to sophisticated productions such as CDs presenting pieces written and recorded with clients from Trust facilities.I also work setting up major events such as the annual Christmas Concert at Knockbracken and St Patrick’s Events.

During the course of my residency, my work has been constantly evolving as I try to keep up with advantages offered by technological advances but at the core of my work is attention to the perceived creative needs of clients and how I can intervene to help.