Stendhal and HMNI continue valued partnership
Representatives from both Stendhal Festival and Help Musicians Northern Ireland have expressed their delight in the continued success of the partnership between the organisations which is now entering its second year.
Help Musicians Northern Ireland is the first regional operation of the UK’s leading independent charity for musicians, based in London, and has been doing stellar work in the province through their dedicated office for Northern Ireland, opened in 2016.
HMNI offer practical, positive support to emerging, professional and retired musicians – whatever the genre.
Specifically, HMNI help emerging professionals to develop their talent and get started in a professional career. They help existing professionals who hit a crisis in their lives which can have a devastating effect on their career and families. They help with long-term or terminal illness and they help musicians in retirement and those needing additional support as they grow older.
HMNI have been fantastic supporters of Stendhal Festival since joining forces with the Limavady based Festival in 2017.
Stendhal Director Ross Parkhill said: “HMNI are clearly passionate about supporting performers and this is a common thread which immediately linked our organisations.
“The musicians and bands coming through here in Northern Ireland are as good as anywhere else in the world and Stendhal and HMNI both strive to highlight these acts and ensure that they have a platform to be recognised.
“HMNI offer support right across the musical spectrum in Northern Ireland and we are incredibly proud to have them as part of Stendhal again this year.”
Keith Millar, Regional Manager for HMNI said: “Now entering its eighth year with multiple Irish Festival Awards under its belt, Stendhal Festival has grown from strength to strength, both in size and innovation.
“Stendhal and its organisers have been unswerving in support of and passion for the Northern Irish music community and it would be rare to find a festival anywhere else in the country where artists are so appreciated and well-treated.
“These shared values make the festival and HMNI perfect partners, and the charity is pleased to support the festival for a second year.”