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LMN musicians continue to reach audiences in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, East Midlands and the North East of England

Friday 29th May 2020 5:25PM

LMN musician Rosie Hood has recorded a series of songs for the Singing Club at Tweendykes School.   LMN North East exists to bring exciting live musical experiences directly to people in special schools, care homes and community settings. In a ‘normal’ year, LMN North East provides around 600 music sessions across Yorkshire, Lincolnsh... [read more]

NI musicians take isolated audiences on musical journeys online

Wednesday 27th May 2020 11:38AM

  Live Music Now, the leading UK musicians’ development organisation, has responded to the challenge of the pandemic through new ways of bringing the uplifting power of music to people in care homes, special schools, hospices and others. Its young musicians, who usually bring their warm, participatory style of music to vulnerable people in a... [read more]

This week´s online video schedule from Live Music Now Scotland

Saturday 23rd May 2020 6:21PM

Hard to believe that we are already entering week nine of lockdown! Thank you for enjoying some music with us along the way. It has been great to discover new artists in Live Music Now branches around Europe and it has given the musicians an important opportunity to stay connected with a variety of audiences, even during quarantine. We also hope our T... [read more]

A Musician´s Life in Pandemic: Deirdre Galway and Conor Lamb

Friday 22nd May 2020 8:16PM

An excerpt from a commissioned series of videos the musicians are creating for care homes   Northern Ireland Branch Director Alice Lewis interviews musicians Deirdre Galway and Conor Lamb of Live Music Now ensemble Réalta.   What did your ‘normal life' look like pre pandemic? We have played music all our lives but are cur... [read more]

National survey launched to look at singing for health groups and community choirs during lockdown

Wednesday 20th May 2020 3:36PM

  Live Music Now is partnering on a new study led by The Sidney De Haan Research Centre for Arts and Health on the measures taken by Singing for Health Groups and Community Choirs to keep singing, despite the lockdown.   The Sidney De Haan Centre has teamed up with Canterbury Cantata Trust, Live Music Now, and the N... [read more]

This week´s online video schedule from Live Music Now Scotland

Monday 18th May 2020 2:18PM

Thanks to everyone who has watched our music videos during lockdown. We are grateful for all the likes, subscribes and donations and really appreciate your support. We hope the concerts are bringing some joy into your lives at the moment, despite the difficult circumstances. This week we bring you more brand new concerts from Live Music Now Scotland ar... [read more]

Live Music Now Scotland in lockdown - Week 7

Monday 11th May 2020 3:22PM

#TogetheratHomeLMNS Many thanks to everyone who has supported our #TogetheratHomeLMNS online concerts over the past six weeks. This week, our LMN Scotland musicians are having a week off until Sunday evening as we look back in time, look abroad to our friends in Germany and the Netherlands and take a look inside a very special garden, complete with ear... [read more]

Live Music Now Scotland announces a sixth week of concerts online

Monday 4th May 2020 4:50PM

#TogetheratHomeLMNS Many thanks to all who have tuned in to watch our #TogetheratHomeLMNS concerts so far. We are grateful for all the online shares which help us to spread the word about these free concerts and help bring the joy of music to people around the world. So far the concerts have been watched by viewers in Kurdistan, Panama, Uganda, Irelan... [read more]

LMN North East musicians are 'Singing in the rain' at Leeds Recovery Hub

Thursday 30th April 2020 5:14PM

  Live Music Now North East is working with Leeds City Council Adults and Health service to bring live music engagement to the Leeds Recovery Hub. The hubs provide community care beds for older people, including those who are recovering from Covid-19. Local LMN musician Simon Robinson provided a live outdoor performance which people could see and... [read more]

Reaching families at home with disabled children during Covid-19 pandemic

Wednesday 29th April 2020 4:03PM

When Yehudi Menuhin and Ian Stoutzker created Live Music Now, their vision was to bring live music to people who needed it the most and support young professional musicians at the start of their careers. Forty-three years later, as the world adapts to the Covid19 pandemic, the need for human connection through music is greater than ever. Normally, Liv... [read more]

Live Music Now Scotland announce this week's programme of online videos and concerts

Monday 27th April 2020 4:34PM

  Join us online this evening at 7pm when we'll be taking a look at some beautiful archive performances from the violinist Yehudi Menuhin, whose birthday was last week. The American musician, conductor and human rights campaigner was born in New York City on April 22 1916 and founded Live Music Now with Ian Stoutzker in 1977. Tues... [read more]

The Show Must Go Online!

Thursday 23rd April 2020 5:58PM

When Yehudi Menuhin and Ian Stoutzker created Live Music Now, their vision was to bring live music to people who needed it the most and support young professional musicians at the start of their careers. Forty-three years later, as the world adapts to the Covid19 pandemic, the need for human connection through music is greater than ever. Live Music No... [read more]

'Live Music Now at Home' supports youth mental health during Covid crisis with SOUNDTRACK project

Tuesday 21st April 2020 4:04AM

A new musical resource to support children and young people living with mental health challenges during the Covid-19 pandemic and beyond is currently in development at Live Music Now Wales thanks to funding from the national lottery community fund ‘Awards for All’ pot. The ‘Soundtrack’ project was originally delivered in schools... [read more]

Live Music Now Scotland announces a fourth week of concerts online #TogetheratHomeLMNS

Monday 20th April 2020 5:29PM

Many thanks to all who have tuned in to watch our #TogetheratHomeLMNS concerts so far. We appreciate all the kind comments for our brilliant musicians and it’s great to see new subscribers and followers joining us all the time. To catch up on the brand new concerts we have premiered over the past two weeks, please head over to our YouTube channe... [read more]

Live Music Now Scotland announces a third week of concerts online #TogetheratHomeLMNS

Monday 13th April 2020 3:41PM

Thanks to all who have tuned in to watch our #TogetheratHomeLMNS concerts so far! We’ve been enjoying reading your comments online and thanks to those who have shared photos of children singing along at home. So far the videos have been watched across Scotland and the UK, as well as in America, Canada, Germany and France. We’ve been sending... [read more]

Live Music Now Scotland announces a second week of daily concerts online (April 6-13)

Monday 6th April 2020 6:48PM

  #TogetheratHomeLMNS Here is Live Music Now Scotland's programme of brand new online concerts for this week (Monday 6th - Sunday 12th April)  available to view on YouTube for a limited time. Everyone is welcome, please share! Robbie Greig Music & Owen Sinclair, fiddle and acoustic guitar duo - suitable for the general public, Mon 6th A... [read more]

Live Music Now Scotland launches the Together at Home concert series

Monday 30th March 2020 4:59PM

Live Music Now Scotland will continue to bring the joy of music into people's lives, even during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our Together at Home series is a programme of brand new concerts, recorded especially for sharing with our longstanding audiences, whether that’s older people in care homes, children in school or nursery, or people on lockdow... [read more]

Live Music Now and Covid-19 Update

Thursday 19th March 2020 6:25PM

      UPDATE 23-4-2020 - For the latest on Live Music Now's response to Covid19 and our Live Music at Home programme, click here.   Dear LMN Family, When Yehudi Menuhin and Ian Stoutzker created Live Music Now, their vision was to bring live music to people who needed it the most, and help young professional musicians at th... [read more]

A Scottish music project shows support to musicians living as refugees and asylum seekers

Tuesday 10th March 2020 4:51PM

Last year Live Music Now Scotland launched a brand new project which brought together traditional Scottish musicians with musicians who are refugees or asylum seekers from Syria, Iran and El Salvador. ‘Traditions of the World Unite’ was set up to support the refugee and asylum seeker musicians who find themselves living in Scotland whilst al... [read more]

Live Music Now recruiting musicians in the North West & West Midlands of England

Wednesday 4th March 2020 4:51PM

Live Music Now is looking for early career musicians based in the North West and West Midlands of England. We offer training and paid performances to musicians at the start of their professional career, working with diverse audiences who do not normally have access to high quality live music. We're looking for outstanding artists in the early stage... [read more]