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Andy Lowndes

Andy Lowndes is Vice Chair and ‘The Music Detective’ at Playlist for Life.

Andy is a former mental health nurse and a retired nurse academic from Glasgow Caledonian University. He is Vice Chair of the charity and was one of the founding trustees.

As ‘The Music Detective,’ Andy has helped people with dementia, family carers and health and social care staff to identify personally meaningful music and develop personalised playlists for the person with dementia. In addition, Andy has spoken about Playlist for Life at many national conferences and would be delighted if further invited so. Andy has developed a series of Music Detective podcasts which explore the power of music that is personally meaningful to his guests.

Andy's Playlist

Adagio, Violin Concerto No 5 In A Major – Mozart 
One of my Dad’s favourites and it reminds me of him.

Bring Him Home From Les Miserables
My wife introduced me to Les Mis in London’s West End. Never was I so glad to have sunglasses at hand when leaving the theatre.

I Didn’t Know I Was Looking For Love – Everything But The Girl
Saints and Sinners (Glasgow) with darling Jen.

The Whole Of The Moon – The Waterboys
Back to my DJ years where there are so many to chose from.

Dance Away – Roxy Music
Roxy were a big part of my late teens and twenties. Oh, how I wished I was like Bryan Ferry.