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Seonaid Murray is a Community Musician, Saxophonist, Pianist and ‘Outreach Officer’ at The Black Box, Belfast. Black Box Projects are for and by people with learning disabilities. The ethos is to provide a safe, positive environment for people to express themselves Creatively through the Arts.

Seonaid was born in Glasgow and grew up in Bangor, Co. Down, Northern Ireland. She attended Lagan College, the first Integrated school in Northern Ireland and learnt the importance of mixed education from a young age. She went on to study English Literature and Music at Bath Spa University and then Community Music at The Irish World Academy of Music and Dance at the University of Limerick, Ireland. Seonaid has also lived and worked in New York, Belfast and across Ireland.

Music is a Universal Communication tool and Seonaid has found it to be a brilliant conversation starter, an opportunity to get to know people better, break down barriers to the Arts and provide a platform for people’s voices to be heard.

Seonaid has worked with and for; Cancer Research UK, Autism Initiatives, The Alzheimer’s Society, The Cedar Foundation, NI Chest, Heart and Stroke, many different Care and residential settings, Community groups, schools and within the Charity and Voluntary Sector. Seonaid plays Saxophone in several bands, teaches Saxophone and Piano and loves to go to live gigs!