This section presents critical incidents from across the PaR settings that consider possibilities and challenges which can present through processes of sharing and self-expression in music co-creation. The examples I offer demonstrate that music co-creation in community music practice can involve an enmeshing of the personal, intimate and public. This leads to discussion of participant and community musician safeguarding, wellbeing and voice.

Voice, visibility and vulnerability

Don't even try to get it
Girl power, girl power
Looking out on the seaside
It makes me happy