Musical Connections is very lucky to be supported by some fantastic people and organisations. Without this support, the project would not be able to run.
We are incredibly grateful to them all.
Current Funders & Donors
Musical Connections is currently supported by:
We have also received support from the following donors:
From the family of Dave Goley
Dave was a member of the Musical Connections project when it was run by Sound It Out Community Music and although he hadn’t attended the project sessions for a long while, he supported signposting stalls at many Musical Connections concerts through his work with Arts All Over The Place. In May 2020, we heard that Dave had sadly passed away.
In Dave's memory, we would like to share a lovely piece of music that Dave wrote in Musical Connections way back in 2001 called Blown Away. In this song, Dave is playing guitar, Rosie Nield is on vocals, Pete Churchill is on guitar and backing vocals and Steve Ison is on bass:
As part of his legacy, Dave's family made a donation to the Musical Connections project across 2020-21, which enabled us to support a new member to have a years worth of individual music-making sessions and also funded 20 sessions led by our Music Support Worker for existing members. Musical Connections and Quench Arts are incredibly grateful for this support in Dave's memory.
From the family of Kieran Binnie
Throughout 2021-2022 we have received substantial donations towards the Musical Connections project from the family and friends of Kieran Binnie. Very sadly, Kieran passed away in 2021 and Kieran’s wife Rachel asked that his family, friends and colleagues donate to Quench Arts in his name. Unfortunately we didn’t have the opportunity to work with Kieran but it is clear that music meant a huge amount to him and the Musical Connections team really appreciate this support which will help us benefit others through the project. Most recently a team hiked up Ben Nevis to raise funds for the project!
A message from Kieran's family:
"Kieran Binnie (26 May 1982 - 10 April 2021) was a solicitor by day, a woodworker and musician in his free time, and a devoted husband, son, brother and daddy 24/7.
Kieran was passionate about the ability of crafts and music to create community and championed both on his blog, overthewireless.com. After a battle with depression Kieran sadly took his own life in April, but we hope that part of his legacy will be helping other people find hope through the power of music."
This donation in Kieran's memory has enabled us to provide new people with the opportunity to join Musical Connections, accessing one-to-one and group sessions across 2021-23.