A Discussion About the Difficulties Facing Musicians With CF


In this roundtable podcast from the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, host Oli Lewington talks to author Tim Wotton, music therapist Jo Acharya and Emma Lake from the Cystic Fibrosis Trust about their involvement in Alice Peterson’s fictional novel “A Song for Tomorrow.

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Peterson met with Wotton and Lake while she was researching what daily life is like for cystic fibrosis (CF) patients for her novel. The story follows a young woman with cystic fibrosis who is determined not to let it stand in the way of her dreams of becoming a singer. It’s based on the true life story of singer Alice Martineau.

Wotton suggested Peterson reach out to Acharya who, as a music therapist and a singer, knows firsthand the difficulties a person with CF might face as a musician.

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