Upcoming public performances in Scotland


In addition to the many community settings in which Live Music Now Scotland musicians perform, we also work in partnership with many public venues, festivals and other organisations, both in Scotland and internationally, providing musicians with specially tailored programmes at themed and seasonal festivals, concert halls, museums and galleries and at special events, whether public or private for specific occasions.

We are open to all ideas to bring new audiences to a wide range of public venues, whether people with dementia enjoying a social event, or for a family audience with young children. To discuss an idea please contact Live Music Now Scotland on 0131 332 6356 or email scotland@livemusicnow.org.uk.

To experience a Live Music Now Scotland performance at first hand, why not come along to one of our upcoming events listed below?

January 2019

18th Jan:Jack Kelly, David Lyttle, Ireland
Audience:General Public
Venue:Garvagh Community Building - City: Garvagh - Postcode: BT51 5AB
21st Jan:Alla Voce Duo, City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Audience:General Public
Venue:Usher Hall - City: Edinburgh - Postcode: EH1 2EA
Comments:
Join Alla Voce Duo (mezzo soprano and piano duo) for a morning performance in the Usher Hall as part of our Emerging Artists programme, supported by Kimie Trust. FREE. 11:00 - 11:45
21st Jan:Interplay, Ireland
Audience:Day Centre / Club
Venue:Ballyowen Day Centre - City: Belfast - Postcode: BT11 9EA
21st Jan:Aonach Mòr, Scotland
Audience:Public Space - Dementia Friendly
Venue:Edinburgh Festival Theatre - City: Edinburgh - Postcode: EH8 9FT
Comments:
As Burns Day approaches, join us for a dementia-friendly tea party celebrating the traditional music and song of Scotland played by Aonach Mor, featuring BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year winner Claire Hastings on voice, Ron Jappy playing fiddle and accordionist Grant McFarlane. 14:00-15:30. £2 per person, carers come for free. Call 0131 529 6000 to book tickets.
22nd Jan:Niamh MacKaveney Trio, City of Glasgow, Scotland
Audience:Public Space - Dementia Friendly
Venue:Glasgow Royal Concert Hall - City: Glasgow - Postcode: G2 3NY
Comments:
Join the Niamh MacKaveney Trio (Scottish traditional voice, fiddle and guitar) for a public dementia friendly performance at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall as part of Celtic Connections. FREE. 13:30 - 15:00
28th Jan:Graham Rorie and Aidan Moodie, City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Audience:General Public
Venue:Usher Hall - City: Edinburgh - Postcode: EH1 2EA
Comments:
Join Aidan Moodie and Graham Rorie (Scottish traditional fiddle, mandolin and guitar) for a morning performance in the Usher Hall as part of our Emerging Artists programme, supported by Kimie Trust. FREE. 11:00 - 11:45
29th Jan:, Ireland
Audience:Office Worker
Venue:Bloomfield Presbyterian Church (Megaw Hall) - City: Belfast - Postcode: BT5 5DW
29th Jan:Interplay, Ireland
Audience:Day Centre / Club
Venue:Edgecumbe Therapy Unit - City: Belfast - Postcode: BT4 2EG
29th Jan:Robbie Greig & Hamish Macleod, City of Glasgow, Scotland
Audience:Public Space - Dementia Friendly
Venue:Glasgow Royal Concert Hall - City: Glasgow - Postcode: G2 3NY
Comments:
Join the Robbie Greig and Hamish Macleod (Scottish traditional voice, fiddle and guitar) for a public dementia friendly performance at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall as part of Celtic Connections. FREE. 13:30 - 15:00
31st Jan:Gelos Duo, City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Audience:General Public
Venue:National Gallery Of Scotland, The Mound - City: Edinburgh - Postcode: EH2 2EL
Comments:
Gelos Duo (Francisco Sanchez, saxophone and Monika Palsauskaite, piano) will take you on a musical journey to Spain, the Czech Republic and Argentina, presenting music by M. de Falla, A. Piazzolla, and E. Schulhoff in a colourful programme inspired by Expressionist art. FREE. 18:00-18:30

February 2019

4th Feb:Interplay, Ireland
Audience:Day Centre / Club
Venue:Ballyowen Day Centre - City: Belfast - Postcode: BT11 9EA
5th Feb:Grainne Brady (One off), Edinburgh, Scotland
Audience:Early years
Venue:Scottish National Portrait Gallery - Postcode: EH2 1JD
Comments:
Gráinne Brady performs alongside a creative art session for young children at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. Please go to www.nationalgalleries.org for more details and to sign up. 10:30 - 12:30
5th Feb:Grainne Brady (One off), Edinburgh, Scotland
Audience:General Public
Venue:Scottish National Portrait Gallery - Postcode: EH2 1JD
Comments:
Gráinne Brady performs alongside a creative art session for young children at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. Please go to www.nationalgalleries.org for more details and to sign up. 10:30 - 12:30
7th Feb:Robbie Greig & Hamish Macleod, City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Audience:General Public
Venue:National Gallery Of Scotland, The Mound - City: Edinburgh - Postcode: EH2 2EL
Comments:
Inspired by the art and ideas of contemporary Edinburgh artist Eduardo Paolozzi, guitarist Hamish and fiddler Robbie present a programme of old Scottish tunes in a contemporary style. Reels and Jigs in abundance, they will also tear at the heartstrings with a few Gaelic airs and rouse you to dance with pipe marches and polkas. FREE. 18:00-18:30
11th Feb:Robyn Stapleton & Claire Hastings, Edinburgh, Scotland
Audience:Public Space - Dementia Friendly
Venue:Scottish National Portrait Gallery - Postcode: EH2 1JD
Comments:
Scots singers Claire Hastings and Robyn Stapleton will be following a Valentines theme for their concert, performing well known Scottish love songs such as ‘Ae Fond Kiss’ and 'Annie Laurie’, as well as some livelier numbers. Claire will accompany the set on ukulele, and they will invite the audience to sing along with well known choruses. This performance is open to all and particularly suitable for those with dementia and their families and carers. FREE. 11:00-11:30
12th Feb:Interplay, Ireland
Audience:Day Centre / Club
Venue:Edgecumbe Therapy Unit - City: Belfast - Postcode: BT4 2EG
18th Feb:Interplay, Ireland
Audience:Day Centre / Club
Venue:Ballyowen Day Centre - City: Belfast - Postcode: BT11 9EA
18th Feb:Prismatic Winds, Scotland
Audience:General Public
Venue:Edinburgh Festival Theatre - City: Edinburgh - Postcode: EH8 9FT
Comments:
Join Prismatic Winds (wind quintet - Graham Dickson, Irena Klimach, Matthew Jiraldo Jansens, Donagh Marnane and Robert Newth) for a special Strictly Come Dancing performance at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre as part of our ongoing dementia friend Tea Parties. 14:00-15:30. £2 per person, carers come for free. Call 0131 529 6000 to book tickets.
19th Feb:Barbara Cole Walton and Alina Meszoly-Horvath, City of Glasgow, Scotland
Audience:Public Space - Dementia Friendly
Venue:Glasgow Royal Concert Hall - City: Glasgow - Postcode: G2 3NY
Comments:
Join the Barbara Cole Walton and Alina Meszoly-Horvath (soprano and piano) for a public dementia friendly performance at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. FREE. 13:30 - 15:00
20th Feb:Graham Rorie and Aidan Moodie, Scotland
Audience:Public Space - Dementia Friendly
Venue:Paisley Arts Centre - City: Paisley - Postcode: PA1 1EZ
Comments:
Join Aidan Moodie and Graham Rorie (traditional Scottish voice, fiddle and guitar) for a dementia friendly performance at Paisley Arts Centre. 11:00 - 12:00
21st Feb:Realta, Londonderry, Ireland
Audience:Mental Health
Venue:Cornfield Farm Care Centre - City: Limavady - Postcode: BT499DW
21st Feb:Realta, Londonderry, Ireland
Audience:General Care Home
Venue:Cornfield Farm Care Centre - City: Limavady - Postcode: BT499DW
21st Feb:Jacopo Lazzaretti, City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Audience:General Public
Venue:National Gallery Of Scotland, The Mound - City: Edinburgh - Postcode: EH2 2EL
Comments:
Taking inspiration from the Impressionists, classical guitarist Jacopo will present a programme of works composed by those Spanish musicians (Albeniz, de Falla, Turina) who studied in France in the late 19th Century. The second part of the programme is a tribute to Scotland's art and culture and will conclude with some Scottish Airs. FREE, 18:00-18:30
26th Feb:Interplay, Ireland
Audience:Sheltered housing
Venue:Edgecumbe Therapy Unit - City: Belfast - Postcode: BT4 2EG
26th Feb:Interplay, Ireland
Audience:Day Centre / Club
Venue:Edgecumbe Therapy Unit - City: Belfast - Postcode: BT4 2EG
28th Feb:Hannah Rarity and Luc McNally, Edinburgh, Scotland
Audience:General Public
Venue:Edinburgh Central Library - Postcode: EH1 1EG
Comments:
Join Hannah Rarity (voice) and Luc McNally (guitar) as they share their unique blend of Scottish, Irish, English and American songs and tunes – some old, some new. FREE, 19:00-20:00, book online at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hannah-rarity-and-luc-mcnally-in-concert-tickets-53685216929.

March 2019

4th Mar:Interplay, Ireland
Audience:Day Centre / Club
Venue:Ballyowen Day Centre - City: Belfast - Postcode: BT11 9EA
7th Mar:Graham Rorie and Aidan Moodie, City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Audience:General Public
Venue:National Gallery Of Scotland, The Mound - City: Edinburgh - Postcode: EH2 2EL
Comments:
18:00-18:30, FREE
12th Mar:Interplay, Ireland
Audience:Day Centre / Club
Venue:Edgecumbe Therapy Unit - City: Belfast - Postcode: BT4 2EG
13th Mar:MK Duo, Scotland
Audience:Public Space - Dementia Friendly
Venue:Paisley Arts Centre - City: Paisley - Postcode: PA1 1EZ
Comments:
Join MK Duo (classical guitar duo) for a dementia friendly concert at Paisley Arts Centre. 13:30 - 14:30
18th Mar:Voice and Verse, Scotland
Audience:Public Space - Dementia Friendly
Venue:Edinburgh Festival Theatre - City: Edinburgh - Postcode: EH8 9FT
Comments:
No St Patrick’s celebration would be complete without Danny Boy, performed by Voice & Verse, two young professional artists from N Ireland, who are Laura McFall, mezzo, and Kristine Donnan, piano. Other Irish favourites are Down by the Salley Gardens, in an arrangement by Britten, a set of folk songs, music by Moeran and the tale of a mischievous leprechaun.
21st Mar:Okapi Duo, City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Audience:General Public
Venue:National Gallery Of Scotland, The Mound - City: Edinburgh - Postcode: EH2 2EL
Comments:
18:00-18:30, FREE
25th Mar:Interplay, Ireland
Audience:Sheltered housing
Venue:Ballyowen Day Centre - City: Belfast - Postcode: BT11 9EA
25th Mar:Interplay, Ireland
Audience:Day Centre / Club
Venue:Ballyowen Day Centre - City: Belfast - Postcode: BT11 9EA
26th Mar:Interplay, Ireland
Audience:Day Centre / Club
Venue:Edgecumbe Therapy Unit - City: Belfast - Postcode: BT4 2EG

April 2019

18th Apr:The All Sorts, City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Audience:General Public
Venue:National Gallery Of Scotland, The Mound - City: Edinburgh - Postcode: EH2 2EL
Comments:
18:00-18:30, FREE
29th Apr:Voice and Verse, Edinburgh, Scotland
Audience:Public Space - Dementia Friendly
Venue:Scottish National Portrait Gallery - Postcode: EH2 1JD
Comments:
11:00-11:30, FREE. This performance is particularly suitable for people with dementia and their carers.

May 2019

2nd May:New Antonine Brass, City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Audience:General Public
Venue:National Gallery Of Scotland, The Mound - City: Edinburgh - Postcode: EH2 2EL
Comments:
18:00-18:30, FREE
30th May:New Horizons, City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Audience:General Public
Venue:National Gallery Of Scotland, The Mound - City: Edinburgh - Postcode: EH2 2EL
Comments:
18:00-18:30, FREE

June 2019

12th Jun:Voice and Verse, Scotland
Audience:Public Space - Dementia Friendly
Venue:Paisley Arts Centre - City: Paisley - Postcode: PA1 1EZ
Comments:
Join Voice and Verse (soprano and piano duo) for a dementia friendly perforamnce at Paisley Arts Centre. 11:00 - 12:00
22nd Jun:The Drystones, Gloucestershire, England (SW)
Audience:General Public
Venue:Rockhampton Parish Church - Postcode: GL13 9DX