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Frank Dunn

Professor Frank Dunn CBE, DL, DSc, FRCP(Glasg), FACC

Frank Dunn is a Past President of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow, retired Consultant Cardiologist at Stobhill General Hospital and Honorary Professor at the University of Glasgow.

He is a regular columnist for his local paper as well as being Deputy Lord Lieutenant for the County of Dunbartonshire and Freeman of the Barony Burgh of Kirkintilloch.

Throughout his medical career, he has been convinced of the value of music as a therapy for patients.  Since his retirement, he has been able to pursue that interest through Playlist for Life and the Glasgow Hospitals Broadcasting Service and is now delighted to be on the Board of both organisations. He is convinced of the importance of having a personalised playlist for everyone and in particular for patients with dementia. The evidence for this intervention is clear-cut in providing happiness and comfort to these patients and their families.  

Frank's Playlist

Now You Has Jazz – Bing Crosby and Louis Armstrong from High Society.
One of my favourite musicals and a classic joyful song with two great stars

The Song of the Plough The McCalmans
This has been a popular number at our family gatherings. Great melody and lyrics. The McCalmans at their best. 

How beautiful are the feet Handel’s Messiah
We attend the Messiah every new year and love the whole Oratorio. This is one of the lesser known refrains but so beautiful.  

I find your love Beth Neilson Chapman
I love so many of BNCs compositions, but this is especially moving and meaningful.

The Marriage of Figaro – Duettino-Sull’aria
Such a beautiful duet so movingly delivered in my favourite all time movie – Shawshank Redemption.