Cascade music’s programme of live music is funded through grants and individual donations. Please consider donating to support our music sessions at Alder Hey. You can donate to Cascade Music here:

Cascade Music is a new organisation founded in 2016 by Rachel Fillhart, dedicated to bringing high quality live music into healthcare settings. Cascade’s musicians have secured a year-long residency at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital where they will be working once a week.

Our musicians interact with patients, families and staff on hospital wards, engaging with them and offering access to creative opportunities. Music can provide diversion, distraction from pain, and an alleviation of anxiety, and can offer a moment of normality in a stressful environment.

We are grateful to the Alder Hey Children Charity for making this work possible.

All Cascade musicians hold enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Services).