For the past twenty years, Peter Roberts has been involved in the offering of music on a one-to-one basis for fragile, vulnerable people in medical settings; the offering of compassionate care through music. The effect of his music has been the subject of university research and over the years the notion of a bloke playing harp at the bedside of patients has come to be widely accepted and valued in the hospitals where he works. “Its importance is immeasurable.” (Deakin University Relief of Suffering Report)

This work has brought him a deep sense of personal satisfaction and he hopes to share some resources and the outcomes of his journey into this field with you through this festival.


It’s not just the music, I must make this quite clear. It’s the love that goes with it.
— SH Patient