Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith at the O2 Silver Clef Awards

Our Events are Truly Legendary

Nordoff Robbins receives no government funding, which means we rely entirely on the generosity of our supporters. Our annual programme of events are a crucial source of support and bring in up to 65% of our income each year.


When Betsy was just two years old her family received the devastating news that she had a large brain tumour. The tumour had affected her eyesight and she would need 18 months of chemotherapy to try and shrink the tumour and maintain the little vision she had left.

Before music therapy Tuesdays had become a difficult day for Betsy, full of treatments and checks – but now Tuesdays have become Betsy’s music day where she has fun, plays music and chats to Oli her therapist.

Music therapy has benefitted Betsy hugely. Her vision loss and chemotherapy has impacted on her ability to concentrate, but through music Oli has worked with Betsy to encourage her to complete her own ideas.

Music therapy has also boosted Betsy’s self-esteem and encouraged her inbuilt passion for music. She is very creative and she now not only plays and experiments with existing songs but writes and plays her own songs!

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Our Music Therapy has helped transform lives

Music can break through when words fail. That’s why we strive to bring music therapy to thousands of people with life-limiting illnesses, disabilities and feelings of isolation.

Upcoming Events

  • Legends of Football

    Since its inception in 1996,  in its previous incarnation as the HMV Football Extravaganza, this remarkable event has enjoyed over 20 years celebrating the achievements and careers of some of the greatest footballers and managers in The Beautiful Game

  • Music Industry Trust Awards

    The Music Industry Trusts Award has established itself as one of the true benchmarks of achievement and generosity in the British music business, bestowing the respect of peers upon its recipients, while benefiting the good causes that have the industry’s loyalty

  • Boxing Dinner

    Our Boxing Dinner is a fun, relaxed evening and includes a champagne reception, entertainment, three course dinner with wine and some first class championship boxing featuring undercard matches and a Title Fight – all of which will be filmed for broadcast on BoxNation TV.

  • Scottish Music Awards

    The SSE Scottish Music Awards 2018, held on the 1st December and hosted by Sanjeev Kohli, honoured some of the biggest names in music while raising an incredible £95,000 for Nordoff Robbins' Life-Changing Music Therapy across Scotland.

  • Carol Service

    It's the most wonderful time of the year and we are delighted this December to again be hosting a magical evening of Christmas carols, celebrity readings and sparkling musical performances.

  • Legends of Rugby Dinner

    All tickets offer an evening celebrating all things rugby, including a champagne reception, where you will have the chance to mingle with your rugby heroes, a three course dinner, entertainment, speakers and entry to the After Party with the players.