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Musical Activism is at the heart of our practice, and we want to reach as many people we can to tell them MUSIC HELPS!


So, get ready - September 27th 2023 is Musical Walkabout's next public online music challenge, Play It Forward.

Play It Forward is Musical Walkabout's contribution to social prescribing; engaging individuals, institutions and audiences in the concepts of music and wellbeing via our online and in-person activities.

Through years of experience in inclusive training and education, we know the best way to build healthy habits that develop creativity is to make them EASY, FUN and REWARDING!

Play It Forward simply means using music for wellbeing, and sharing that idea with someone else to help us keep the music flowing...

Simple as 1, 2, 3...

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No need to complicate matters - why not use accessible, everyday items and resources in your Play It Forward plan?

Try using your Alexa, vinyl, tapes, CDs, your radio or television, internet channels like YouTube, or apps like Spotify! 

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At Musical Walkabout, we have the most fun when we bring along friends and family on our musical journey!


Invite someone to be your Music Buddy and Play It Forward with a friend or loved one, then tell us about it online...



The abundant research on music's benefits on health and wellbeing is now joined by a growing body of evidence around journalling and sharing our practices too.


Why not Play It Forward by journalling or telling others about your musical activities

Join in and Play It Forward!

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Keep your 7 day challenge Easy, Fun and Rewarding by downloading our free Play It Forward 7 Day Planner to get ideas for how to keep the music flowing...

Click Here To Download Planner

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Musical Walkabout has a presence on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube. Access free support on the platform of your choice, and dive into the conversation about music and wellbeing by hashtagging #PlayItForward and #MusicalWalkabout



We welcome new participants to our remote and in person live activities.

Get in touch for more information, email

Free Resources

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Alan joined our YO Songsters music group in 2019, and has been a champion of music for many years. Diagnosed with young onset dementia, Alan is an active member of his community, and is an enthusiastic supporter of YO Songsters. Alan’s Music Quiz is hosted by Nina Clark and Lucy Thompson with questions and music choices brought to you by

Alan and his wife Marg.

Full of inspiration, why not Play It Forward, and invite a friend to enjoy Alan's Music Quiz with you!



In the first year of Play It Forward in September 2021, we invited our online audience to share their musical memories and favourites with us, spanning the 1950's to the 2010's. 

Lucy Thompson collated all of these beautiful suggestions into one epic 'Decades' playlist on Spotify, which you can now enjoy, share and add to with your own gold dust tracks.

Click this link to access the free 'Decades' playlist now!

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Why not explore more free materials to inspire music engagement on our very own Musical Walkabout Resource page.

Simply click this link to discover new ways to bring more music into your day to day life and work environments.

Share with a friend to Play It Forward!

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