An upbeat offering – delivery of musical instruments now part of housebound service

In addition to bringing a world of books to your door, Cork County Council is now branching out to bring music to your ears as well if you’re cocooning at home. 

The Council has now added musical instrument loans to its housebound home delivery service as part of their Covid-19 Community Support Programme.

If you’ve often thought you would love to learn to play a musical instrument but just never had the opportunity, well this is your chance.

If you learned a little violin back in your school days now might be good to revisit the old music sheets.

If you’re cocooning at home and find yourself with time on your hands this may be the perfect opportunity to try something entirely new.

Or perhaps you might even want to set up a Zoom ukulele group!

Cork County Council has now added musical instrument loans to its housebound home delivery service as part of Cork County Council’s Covid-19 Community Support Programme. (Picture: Phil Cremin)

Cork County Council’s free musical instrument loan scheme ‘A Sound Initiative’ has a selection of musical instruments available to borrow and which can be delivered safely to your home via the Council’s housebound library service.

Instruments include violins, keyboards, guitars, banjos and ukuleles. For public health reasons wind instruments are not included.

The council’s Housebound Delivery Service is now available across the county to serve those who are cocooning and isolating throughout the duration of this pandemic.

If you, or anyone you know, needs help accessing collection or delivery of food, essential household items, fuel, medication or simply needs some non-emergency/non-medical advice or support, please contact Cork County Council’s Covid 19 Community Call Helpline on the dedicated and confidential free number 1800 805 819 everyday from 8am to 8pm or call +353 21 4285517 from outside of Ireland to seek assistance for a relative or friend.

You can also text 085 8709010, email or visit for more information.