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?

March 2019

19th Mar:Graham Rorie and Aidan Moodie, South Lanarkshire, Scotland
Audience:Public Space - Dementia Friendly
Venue:Hamilton Town House - City: Hamilton - Postcode: ML3 6HH
Comments:
Join Graham Rorie (fiddle)and Aidan Moodie (guitar) for a short recital as part of South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture's Activage Festival. 14:00-15:00 | FREE but must be booked in advance | 01698 452 299 www.sllcboxoffice.co.uk
19th Mar:Jack Kelly, Joseph Leighton, John Leighton, Ireland
Audience:Rural
Venue:Newbuildings PS
20th Mar:Joseph Leighton, Ireland
Audience:Public Space
Venue:Royal Victoria Hospital - City: Belfast - Postcode: BT12 6BA
20th Mar:Aonach Mòr, South Lanarkshire, Scotland
Audience:Public Space - Dementia Friendly
Venue:Rutherglen Town Hall - City: Rutherglen - Postcode: G73 2JJ
Comments:
Join Aonach Mòr; Claire Hastings (voice & ukulele), Ron Jappy (fiddle & guitar) and Grant McFarlane (accordion); for a short recital as part of South Lanarkshire Leisure and Culture's Activage Festival. 14:00-15:00 | FREE but must be booked in advance | 0141 613 5700 www.sllcboxoffice.co.uk
21st Mar:Okapi Duo, City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Audience:General Public
Venue:National Gallery Of Scotland, The Mound - City: Edinburgh - Postcode: EH2 2EL
Comments:
In this concert, the Okapi Duo (Katie Kim, flute and Brian King, guitar) will perform a set of works based on three different paintings in the National Gallery: “Highland Wedding,” “Stormy Sea,” and “A View of Verona.” Featuring Scottish folk songs, Bulgarian wedding tunes, and 21st century contemporary music, this diverse program will explore music by a range of composers whose works illustrate each painting. 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
26th Mar:Jacopo Lazzaretti, Stirling Council, Scotland
Audience:Public Space - Dementia Friendly
Venue:Macrobert Arts Centre - City: Bridge of Allen - Postcode: FK9 4LA
Comments:
Join Jacopo Lazzaretti (classical gutiar) for a performance as part of the Macrobert Arts Centre regular series of releaxed performances.These are suitable for anyone who prefers a more relaxed atmosphere and are dementia friendly. Tickets £5, including a free companion ticket | To book call 01786 466 666 | 14:00-15:00
26th Mar:Jack Kelly, Joseph Leighton, John Leighton, Ireland
Audience:Rural
Venue:Newbuildings PS
31st Mar:Josie Duncan and Owen Sinclair, Dundee City, Scotland
Audience:General Public
Venue:Caird Hall - City: Dundee - Postcode: DD1 3BB
Comments:
Enjoy a Soup 'n' Song Gaelic lunchtime perfomrance with Josie Duncan (voice) and Owen Sinclair (guitar). 1400-1500| Tickets include soup and a roll and are available for £5

April 2019

9th Apr:Joseph Leighton, Jack Kelly, John Leighton, Ireland
Audience:Rural
Venue:Newbuildings PS
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:
Singing pop hits of the 1950s and 60s, such as Moon River and Just an Old Fashioned Girl, The All Sorts are here to immerse you in the music that was rising to fame when Eduardo Paolozzi and Andy Warhol made their big splash in the Modernist and Pop Art circles. They’ll have you humming the tunes while you enjoy the display. Just don’t hum too loudly! 18:00-18:30, FREE
21st Apr:Robyn Stapleton & Claire Hastings, South Lanarkshire, Scotland
Audience:Early years
Venue:National Museum Of Rural Life, - City: East Kilbride - Postcode: G76 9HR
Comments:
Join Robyn Stapleton and Claire Hastings (voice and ukulele) as part of the National Museum of Rural Life Easter Sunday activities for Trad Tunes for Tiny People sessions.1130-1200, 1330-1400, 1445-1515, 1545-1615 | Entrance to whole day of activities at the museum £8 (£7 concessions), £5.50 children (under 5 free), Family £23
29th Apr:Voice and Verse, Edinburgh, Scotland
Audience:Public Space - Dementia Friendly
Venue:Scottish National Portrait Gallery - Postcode: EH2 1JD
Comments:
Inspired by the National Gallery’s exhibition of Impressionism and Post Impressionism, Voice and Verse will perform beautiful late impressionist music by Debussy and Duparc. These composers have used texts written by Paul Verlaine and Charles Baudelaire, whose work also inspired many visual artists. The performance will also pay homage to the 200th anniversary of Queen Victoria's birth in May, with musical settings of her private letters, as well as music by her favourite composer, Schubert. 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:
New Antonine Brass Ensemble draw inspiration from various exhibitions in the gallery to form an exciting programme. From Renaissance paintings, Scottish 18th and 19th century paintings to the impressionist works on display, they explore music from these periods to provide a musical accompaniment to the surrounding art. 18:00-18:30, FREE
20th May:Aonach Mòr, Scotland
Audience:Public Space - Dementia Friendly
Venue:Edinburgh Festival Theatre - City: Edinburgh - Postcode: EH8 9FT
30th May:New Horizons, City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Audience:General Public
Venue:National Gallery Of Scotland, The Mound - City: Edinburgh - Postcode: EH2 2EL
Comments:
Can’t decide on where your tastes lie; with Titian or Rosa; Eardley or Mackintosh? How about a fusion of Italian and Scottish musical delicacies; texts inspired by romance and heroism, nostalgia and discovery to whet the appetite. The New Horizons Duo, consisting of Mezzo-Soprano Beth Taylor and pianist Michal Gajzler are delighted to present a short, beautiful programme reflecting their love of both Scottish and Italian culture, art and history, past and present including a few beloved favourites. Music to include works by Respighi, Handel, Purcell... and Paolo Nutini! 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
27th Jun:Abigail Young and Nick Lauener, City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Audience:General Public
Venue:National Gallery Of Scotland, The Mound - City: Edinburgh - Postcode: EH2 2EL
Comments:
Taking inspiration from the paintings of the Glasgow Boys and their efforts to depict various facets of Scottish rural life in a more honest fashion, violinist Abigail Young and pianist Nick Lauener will present a programme of works by composers of the era who also strove to faithfully represent the music of their countries. FREE, 6-6.30pm

September 2019

5th Sep:Aves o'May, City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Audience:General Public
Venue:National Gallery Of Scotland, The Mound - City: Edinburgh - Postcode: EH2 2EL