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?

July 2017

26th Jul:Knox and Ion, City of Glasgow, Scotland
Audience:General Public
Venue:Merchant Square Glasgow, 71 Albion Street - City: Glasgow - Postcode: G1 1NY
Comments:
Knox and Ion (Latin/jazz guitar duo) perform in the wonderful atmosphere Merchant Square as part of the Merchant City Festival. FREE.
27th Jul:Nikola Kyosev & Silviya Mihaylova, City of Glasgow, Scotland
Audience:General Public
Venue:Merchant Square Glasgow, 71 Albion Street - City: Glasgow - Postcode: G1 1NY
Comments:
Nikola Kyosev and Silviya Mihaylova (flute and piano duo) perform in the wonderful atmosphere Merchant Square as part of the Merchant City Festival. FREE.
27th Jul:Slide Too Far, City of Glasgow, Scotland
Audience:General Public
Venue:Merchant Square Glasgow, 71 Albion Street - City: Glasgow - Postcode: G1 1NY
Comments:
Slide Too Far (trombone quartet) perform in the wonderful atmosphere Merchant Square as part of the Merchant City Festival. FREE.
28th Jul:Routes String Quartet, City of Glasgow, Scotland
Audience:General Public
Venue:Merchant Square Glasgow, 71 Albion Street - City: Glasgow - Postcode: G1 1NY
Comments:
Routes Quartet (traditional Scottish string quartet), perform in the wonderful atmosphere Merchant Square as part of the Merchant City Festival. FREE.
28th Jul:Gráinne Brade and Suzanne Houston, City of Glasgow, Scotland
Audience:General Public
Venue:Merchant Square Glasgow, 71 Albion Street - City: Glasgow - Postcode: G1 1NY
Comments:
Gráinne Brady and Suzanne Houston (fiddle and piano) perform in the wonderful atmosphere Merchant Square as part of the Merchant City Festival. FREE.
30th Jul:Turquoise Duo, Scotland
Audience:General Public
Venue:High Church Hilton - City: Abderdeen - Postcode: AB24 4NQ
Comments:
As part of the Aberdeen International Youth Festival, the Turquoise Duo (oboe and piano) play music from their homelands of Cuba and Spain mixed with the Scottish culture of their new home.

August 2017

2nd Aug:Rosewood Duo, Scotland
Audience:General Public
Venue:Holburn West Church - City: Aberdeen - Postcode: AB10 6RY
Comments:
The Rosewood Duo (flute and guitar), perform as part of the Aberdeen International Youth Festival playing Bach, Takemitsu and Piazzolla
3rd Aug:Spencer Strachan Duo, Edinburgh, Scotland
Audience:General Public
Venue:Scottish National Portrait Gallery, 1 Queen Street - Postcode: EH2 1JD
Comments:
The Spencer-Strachan Duo (Rachel Spencer, violin, and Duncan Spencer, cello) give a free performance in the 18th century (upstairs) display at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. 6 - 6.30pm. FREE.
5th Aug:Ainsley Hamill and Alistair Paterson, City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Audience:General Public
Venue:National Museum Of Scotland - City: Edinburgh - Postcode: EH1 1JF
Comments:
Ainsley Hamill and Alistair Paterson (Scots/Gaelic song/step dance/piano/harmonium), perform as part of Free Fringe Music 2017 in the Grand Gallery of the National Museum of Scotland with music reflecting its Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites exhibition. 2 - 2.40pm. FREE.
6th Aug:Ron Jappy and Grant McFarlane (Aonach Mor), City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Audience:General Public
Venue:National Museum Of Scotland - City: Edinburgh - Postcode: EH1 1JF
Comments:
Grant McFarlane and Ron Jappy (accordion/guitar/fiddle) perform as part of Free Fringe Music 2017 in the Grand Gallery of the National Museum of Scotland with music reflecting its Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites exhibition. 2 - 2.40pm. FREE.
7th Aug:Hannah Rarity and Luc McNally, City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Audience:General Public
Venue:National Museum Of Scotland - City: Edinburgh - Postcode: EH1 1JF
Comments:
Hannah Rarity and Luc McNally (voice/guitar), perform as part of Free Fringe Music 2017 in the Grand Gallery of the National Museum of Scotland with music reflecting its Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites exhibition. 2 - 2.40pm. FREE.
8th Aug:David Foley and Jack Smedley, City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Audience:General Public
Venue:National Museum Of Scotland - City: Edinburgh - Postcode: EH1 1JF
Comments:
David Foley and Jack Smedley (guitar/flute/bouzouki/fiddle/bodhran), perform as part of Free Fringe Music 2017 in the Grand Gallery of the National Museum of Scotland with music reflecting its Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites exhibition. 2 - 2.40pm. FREE.
9th Aug:David Foley and Jack Smedley, City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Audience:General Public
Venue:National Museum Of Scotland - City: Edinburgh - Postcode: EH1 1JF
Comments:
David Foley and Jack Smedley (guitar/flute/bouzouki/fiddle/bodhran), perform as part of Free Fringe Music 2017 in the Grand Gallery of the National Museum of Scotland with music reflecting its Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites exhibition. 2 - 2.40pm. FREE.
10th Aug:Gráinne Brady and Tina Rees, City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Audience:General Public
Venue:National Museum Of Scotland - City: Edinburgh - Postcode: EH1 1JF
Comments:
Grainne Brady and Tina Rees (fiddle/piano/step-dance), perform as part of Free Fringe Music 2017 in the Grand Gallery of the National Museum of Scotland with music reflecting its Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites exhibition. 2 - 2.40pm. FREE.
11th Aug:Morag Brown & Lewis Powell-Reid, City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Audience:General Public
Venue:National Museum Of Scotland - City: Edinburgh - Postcode: EH1 1JF
Comments:
Morag Brown and Lewis Powell-Reid (accordion/fiddle/bouzouki), perform as part of Free Fringe Music 2017 in the Grand Gallery of the National Museum of Scotland with music reflecting its Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites exhibition. 2 - 2.40pm. FREE.
12th Aug:Hannah Rarity and Luc McNally, City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Audience:General Public
Venue:National Museum Of Scotland - City: Edinburgh - Postcode: EH1 1JF
Comments:
Hannah Rarity and Luc McNally (voice/guitar), perform as part of Free Fringe Music 2017 in the Grand Gallery of the National Museum of Scotland with music reflecting its Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites exhibition. 2 - 2.40pm. FREE.
13th Aug:Barluath, City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Audience:General Public
Venue:National Museum Of Scotland - City: Edinburgh - Postcode: EH1 1JF
Comments:
Barluath (Gaelic vocal/instrumental ensemble), perform as part of Free Fringe Music 2017 in the Grand Gallery of the National Museum of Scotland with music reflecting its Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites exhibition. 2 - 2.40pm. FREE.
14th Aug:Gary Innes and Ewen Henderson, City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Audience:General Public
Venue:National Museum Of Scotland - City: Edinburgh - Postcode: EH1 1JF
Comments:
Gary Innes and Ewen Henderson (accordion and fiddle), performs as part of Free Fringe Music 2017 in the Grand Gallery of the National Museum of Scotland with music reflecting its Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites exhibition. 2 - 2.40pm. FREE.
15th Aug:Kristan Harvey and Tina Rees, City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Audience:General Public
Venue:National Museum Of Scotland - City: Edinburgh - Postcode: EH1 1JF
Comments:
Kristan Harvey and Tina Rees (fiddle/piano/step-dance), perform as part of Free Fringe Music 2017 in the Grand Gallery of the National Museum of Scotland with music reflecting its Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites exhibition. 2 - 2.40pm. FREE.
15th Aug:Granny Green, South Ayrshire, Scotland
Audience:Public Space - Dementia Friendly
Venue:Ayr Gaiety Theatre - City: Ayr - Postcode: KA7 1NU
Comments:
Granny Green (British folk band - trumpet/tuba/accordion), present a relaxing afternoon of live entertainment developed for people living with dementia, their carers and loved ones. You’ll receive a warm welcome from our trained staff and enjoy a fun, interactive performance of singing and dancing in a supportive environment – with a free cuppa and biscuits! The performance will last one hour.
16th Aug:Gráinne Brady and Ryan Murphy, City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Audience:General Public
Venue:National Museum Of Scotland - City: Edinburgh - Postcode: EH1 1JF
Comments:
Grainne Brady and Tina Rees (fiddle/piano/step-dance), perform as part of Free Fringe Music 2017 in the Grand Gallery of the National Museum of Scotland with music reflecting its Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites exhibition. 2 - 2.40pm. FREE.
17th Aug:Kilda, City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Audience:General Public
Venue:National Museum Of Scotland - City: Edinburgh - Postcode: EH1 1JF
Comments:
Kilda, comprising of Norrie McIvor, Mhairi Marwick and Grant McFarlane (voice/guitar/fiddle/accordion), perform as part of Free Fringe Music 2017 in the Grand Gallery of the National Museum of Scotland with music reflecting its Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites exhibition. 2 - 2.40pm. FREE.
18th Aug:Ainsley Hamill and Alistair Paterson, City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Audience:General Public
Venue:National Museum Of Scotland - City: Edinburgh - Postcode: EH1 1JF
Comments:
Ainsley Hamil and Alistair Paterson (Scots/Gaelic song/step dance/piano/harmonium), perform as part of Free Fringe Music 2017 in the Grand Gallery of the National Museum of Scotland with music reflecting its Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites exhibition. 2 - 2.40pm. FREE.
19th Aug:Morag Brown & Lewis Powell-Reid, City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Audience:Adults with Learning Disabilities
Venue:National Museum Of Scotland - City: Edinburgh - Postcode: EH1 1JF
Comments:
Morag Brown and Lewis Powell-Reid (accordion/fiddle/bouzouki), perform as part of Free Fringe Music 2017 in the Grand Gallery of the National Museum of Scotland with music reflecting its Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites exhibition. 2 - 2.40pm. FREE.
19th Aug:Morag Brown & Lewis Powell-Reid, City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Audience:General Public
Venue:National Museum Of Scotland - City: Edinburgh - Postcode: EH1 1JF
Comments:
Morag Brown and Lewis Powell-Reid (accordion/fiddle/bouzouki), perform as part of Free Fringe Music 2017 in the Grand Gallery of the National Museum of Scotland with music reflecting its Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites exhibition. 2 - 2.40pm. FREE.
20th Aug:Morag Brown & Lewis Powell-Reid, City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Audience:General Public
Venue:National Museum Of Scotland - City: Edinburgh - Postcode: EH1 1JF
Comments:
Morag Brown and Lewis Powell-Reid (accordion, fiddle, bouzouki), perform as part of Free Fringe Music 2017 in the Grand Gallery of the National Museum of Scotland with music reflecting its Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites exhibition. 2 - 2.40pm. FREE.
21st Aug:Mohsen Amini and Craig Irving, City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Audience:General Public
Venue:National Museum Of Scotland - City: Edinburgh - Postcode: EH1 1JF
Comments:
Mohsen Amini and Craig Irvine (concertina/guitar), perform as part of Free Fringe Music 2017 in the Grand Gallery of the National Museum of Scotland with music reflecting its Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites exhibition. 2 - 2.40pm. FREE.
22nd Aug:Ryan Young & Seán Gray, City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Audience:General Public
Venue:National Museum Of Scotland - City: Edinburgh - Postcode: EH1 1JF
Comments:
Ryan Young and Sean Gray (fiddle/guitar), perform as part of Free Fringe Music 2017 in the Grand Gallery of the National Museum of Scotland with music reflecting its Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites exhibition. 2 - 2.40pm. FREE.
23rd Aug:Routes String Quartet, City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Audience:General Public
Venue:National Museum Of Scotland - City: Edinburgh - Postcode: EH1 1JF
Comments:
Routes Quartet (traditional folk string quartet) perform as part of Free Fringe Music 2017 in the Grand Gallery of the National Museum of Scotland with music reflecting its Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites exhibition. 2 - 2.40pm. FREE.
24th Aug:Kilda, City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Audience:General Public
Venue:National Museum Of Scotland - City: Edinburgh - Postcode: EH1 1JF
Comments:
Kilda, comprising of Norrie McIvor, Mhairi Marwick and Grant McFarlane (voice/guitar/fiddle/accordion), perform as part of Free Fringe Music 2017 in the Grand Gallery of the National Museum of Scotland with music reflecting its Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites exhibition. 2 - 2.40pm. FREE.
25th Aug:Ron Jappy and Grant McFarlane (Aonach Mor), City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Audience:General Public
Venue:National Museum Of Scotland - City: Edinburgh - Postcode: EH1 1JF
Comments:
Grant McFarlane and Ron Jappy (accordion/guitar/fiddle), perform as part of Free Fringe Music 2017 in the Grand Gallery of the National Museum of Scotland with music reflecting its Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites exhibition. 2 - 2.40pm. FREE.
26th Aug:Gráinne Brady and Tina Rees, City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Audience:General Public
Venue:National Museum Of Scotland - City: Edinburgh - Postcode: EH1 1JF
Comments:
Grianne Brady and Tina Rees (fiddle and piano), perform as part of Free Fringe Music 2017 in the Grand Gallery of the National Museum of Scotland with music reflecting its Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites exhibition. 2 - 2.40pm. FREE.
27th Aug:Aonach Mòr, City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Audience:General Public
Venue:National Museum Of Scotland - City: Edinburgh - Postcode: EH1 1JF
Comments:
Aonach Mor (voice/fiddle/guitar/accordion), perform as part of Free Fringe Music 2017 in the Grand Gallery of the National Museum of Scotland with music reflecting its Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites exhibition. 2 - 2.40pm. FREE.
31st Aug:Emily Mitchell and Geoffrey Tanti, City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Audience:General Public
Venue:National Gallery Of Scotland, The Mound - City: Edinburgh - Postcode: EH2 2EL
Comments:
Emily Mitchell, soprano, and Geoffrey Tanti, piano, give a free performance in the spectacular surrounding of the National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh. 6 - 6.30pm. FREE.

September 2017

11th Sep:Jessica Leary and Chris Baxter, City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Audience:General Public
Venue:Usher Hall - City: Edinburgh - Postcode: EH1 2EA
Comments:
Jessica Leary and Christopher Baxter (soprano and piano), perform at our Emerging Artists programme in collaboration with the Usher Hall and the Kimie Trust.
18th Sep:The Dohnányi String Trio, City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Audience:General Public
Venue:Usher Hall - City: Edinburgh - Postcode: EH1 2EA
Comments:
The Dohnányi String Trio perform at our Emerging Artists programme in collaboration with the Usher Hall and the Kimie Trust.
19th Sep:David Foley and Jack Smedley, South Ayrshire, Scotland
Audience:Public Space - Dementia Friendly
Venue:Ayr Gaiety Theatre - City: Ayr - Postcode: KA7 1NU
Comments:
David Foley and Jack Smedley (guitar/flute/bouzouki/fiddle/bodhran), present a relaxing afternoon of live entertainment developed for people living with dementia, their carers and loved ones. You’ll receive a warm welcome from our trained staff and enjoy a fun, interactive performance of singing and dancing in a supportive environment – with a free cuppa and biscuits! The performance will last one hour.
25th Sep:Gelos Duo, City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Audience:General Public
Venue:Usher Hall - City: Edinburgh - Postcode: EH1 2EA
Comments:
The Gelos Duo (saxophone and piano), perform at our Emerging Artists programme in collaboration with the Usher Hall and the Kimie Trust.
26th Sep:Emily Mitchell and Geoffrey Tanti, Stirling Council, Scotland
Audience:Public Space - Dementia Friendly
Venue:Macrobert Arts Centre - City: Bridge of Allen - Postcode: FK9 4LA
Comments:
Emily Mitchell and Geoffrey Tanti (voice and piano), present an afternoon dementia-friendly concert, with tea and biscuits included!
30th Sep:Granny Green, East Ayrshire, Scotland
Audience:General Public
Venue:Dumfries Arms Hotel - City: Cumnock - Postcode: KA18 1BY
Comments:
Based in Glasgow, Granny Green has recently emerged as one of the most exciting and diverse new ensembles in Scotland. The trio of friends – Holly Boddice, Rachel Brown and Lizy Stirrat – will be lighting up the stage at the Cumnock Tryst Festival Club. Free tickets are available from the Cumnock Tryst box office or on the door.

October 2017

31st Oct:Sirocco Winds, Stirling Council, Scotland
Audience:Public Space - Dementia Friendly
Venue:Macrobert Arts Centre - City: Bridge of Allen - Postcode: FK9 4LA
Comments:
Sirocco Winds (flute, clarinet and bassoon trio), present an afternoon dementia-friendly concert, with tea and biscuits included!

November 2017

16th Nov:Sirocco Winds, South Ayrshire, Scotland
Audience:Public Space - Dementia Friendly
Venue:Ayr Gaiety Theatre - City: Ayr - Postcode: KA7 1NU
Comments:
Sirocco Winds (flute, clarinet and bassoon), present a relaxing afternoon of live entertainment developed for people living with dementia, their carers and loved ones. You’ll receive a warm welcome from our trained staff and enjoy a fun, interactive performance of singing and dancing in a supportive environment – with a free cuppa and biscuits! The performance will last one hour.
28th Nov:Laura Maragret Smith and Juliette Philogene, Stirling Council, Scotland
Audience:Public Space - Dementia Friendly
Venue:Macrobert Arts Centre - City: Bridge of Allen - Postcode: FK9 4LA
Comments:
Laura Margaret Smith and Juliette Philogene (mezzo soprano and piano), present an afternoon dementia-friendly concert, with tea and biscuits included!

December 2017

4th Dec:Genovia Quartet, City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Audience:General Public
Venue:Usher Hall - City: Edinburgh - Postcode: EH1 2EA
Comments:
The Genovia Quartet (bassoon quartet), perform at our Emerging Artists programme in collaboration with the Usher Hall and the Kimie Trust.

January 2018

30th Jan:Ryan Young & Seán Gray, South Ayrshire, Scotland
Audience:Public Space - Dementia Friendly
Venue:Ayr Gaiety Theatre - City: Ayr - Postcode: KA7 1NU
Comments:
Ryan Young and Seán Gray (fiddle and guitar), present a relaxing afternoon of live entertainment developed for people living with dementia, their carers and loved ones. You’ll receive a warm welcome from our trained staff and enjoy a fun, interactive performance of singing and dancing in a supportive environment – with a free cuppa and biscuits! The performance will last one hour.