Concerteenies: Guitar (pre-crawlers)

Tom McKinney
  • Monday 10 February, 2020
    10.00 – 10.45am
  • 11.15am - 12 noon
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Live Music for Young children and their grown ups with sensory engagement

This special series aims to give you and your very little ones (pre-crawlers) a relaxing and inspiring concert experience, within the beautiful setting of Whirlow Spirituality Centre. Tom McKinney will play beautiful guitar music weaving in well-loved classical music, nursery rhymes and lullabies - there won't be many spoken introductions to the music nor formal applause. We encourage you to bring a blanket and a pillow so you and your little can enjoy a lie on the floor - maybe even a little sleep! There will also be gentle sensory elements encorporating sound, sight, touch, including bubbles, scarves, feathers and simple baby massage techniques for you to explore with your little one at your own pace. Sit in the relaxing lounge or gardens after the concert for a free coffee or a selection of teas and enjoy a calm catch up with fellow new parents.

Tom McKinney is a classical guitarist, broadcaster and music administrator based in the Derbyshire Peak District. A familiar voice on BBC Radio 3, Tom presents the Lunchtime and Afternoon Concerts, Hear & Now, live matinee concerts with the BBC Philharmonic, Radio 3 In Concert, is a regular contributor to The Essay and Record Review, has written and presented numerous features, and in the last six years has also presented Breakfast, Opera on 3 and live outdoor broadcasts throughout the country. As a guitarist, Tom has performed as a soloist and chamber musician at the BBC Proms, Aldeburgh Festival, Brighton Festival, Edinburgh Festival, Spitalfields Festival, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, KammerKlang at Cafe Oto, London Contemporary Music Festival, Buxton Festival, St.Magnus Festival, Warwick Festival and Lancaster International Concert Series. He teaches guitar at the Royal Northern College of Music and is an audition consultant for Live Music Now! Tom is the Programme Manager at Music in the Round, where he organises the chamber music series and Sheffield Chamber Music Festival in the Crucible Theatre. He also curates the new music series at Kettle's Yard Art Gallery in Cambridge


Tom McKinney (Guitar)

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