Liam Merriman & Bill Stuart to perform at UHW, Mon 12 Nov

Live acoustic session at UHW with well known Waterford based musicians. 

We are delighted to present a live acoustic session by musicians Liam Merriman and Bill Stuart as part of our Healing Sounds programme in the foyer of University Hospital Waterford (UHW) on Monday 12 November from 13:30 – 14:00.  Admission free, all welcome.  Healing Sounds in the Foyer is a programme of monthly live music performances which aims to promote the positive relationship between music, health and wellbeing and to reduce stress and anxiety for patients, visitors and staff.  This programme is kindly sponsored by AIB Ardkeen. Further details are available at or 051 842664. Liam Merriman & Bill Stuart

Guitarist, singer and songwriter Liam Merriman returned from Nashville last year with Acoustic Rivers, his sixth album, under his arm. For this recording session Liam chose to work with just two acoustic guitars and voice.  The CD comprises 13 tracks including beautiful instrumental interpretations of Bright Blue Rose and Buachaill Ón Eirne / Thugamar Féin An Samhradh Linn.  For the session at UHW, Liam will be joined by talented guitarist Bill Stuart. The pair have been playing together for a number of months, mining a rich vein of finger-picking acoustic guitar-based songs and tunes at folk festivals in Ireland and the UK.  Bill’s heavy metal / rock background brings a dextrous and energetic style to the duo’s live performances.  Come along and enjoy a mix of very familiar tracks as well as songs from Acoustic Rivers and evergreen, melodies rendered by Merriman and Stuart live in the hospital foyer from 1pm on Monday.

Waterford Healing Arts Trust (WHAT) is Ireland’s leading arts and health organisation.  Established in 1993, WHAT brings arts experiences to the bedsides of patients at University Hospital Waterford and other healthcare settings.  WHAT believes that the arts contribute to the wellbeing and vitality of society and that engaging with the arts stimulates the participant’s sense of identity and creativity.  WHAT supports the development of arts and health in Ireland and manages the national website