Music Bridge And Trainer of Trainers Evaluation Report
The Music Bridge Report is in two parts covering a period across seven months’ training with Musicians without Borders in Northern Ireland and the Netherlands. The research aims in Part I to understand the short and long-term effects of the Musicians without Borders’ Music Bridge training programme on participants who were undertaking the 2017 programme in Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Part II engages with the international Musicians without Borders’ training in Ede, the Netherlands, which is a ‘pedagogical level’ above the Music Bridge training programme. Three surveys were compiled and administered on four occasions in collaboration with, and at the request of, Musicians without Borders as part of the PaCCS funded Queen’s University Belfast four year project, Sounding Conflict: From Resistance to Reconciliation (2017-2021). The research was conducted by Prof. Fiona Magowan (Principal Investigator) and Dr Jim Donaghey (Research Fellow) during two sessions of the MwB training programme ‘Music Bridge’ in Derry/Londonderry (1-5 April and 20-24 May 2017) and by Dr Donaghey at the ‘Training of Trainers’ programme in Ede (23-28 October 2017).