"The babies respond really positively"

Harpist Mark Harmer says his music fills the room without being too loud. Credit: ITV News West Country

Premature babies and their parents have been relaxing on a neonatal ward to the sound of a harp.

A musician has been playing to them as part of a project to bring music to hospital wards

With some of these babies born premature they and their parents can be on the ward for many weeks, and doctors say parents, babies and staff all benefit from the music.

Consultant Paediatrician Dr Jennifer Holman says it's unusual but the babies respond very positively. Credit: ITV News West Country
Parents says the harpist's music is very soothing to their babies. Credit: ITV News West Country

Mark creates original tunes for each baby by using the letters of their names. Ken Goodwin reports:-