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Five new groups join the roster at Live Music Now Scotland

Wednesday 14th November 2018

Auditions took place over two days in Glasgow last week, and Live Music Now Scotland is delighted to announce five new ensembles that have been accepted onto the scheme.   Drumroll please........ Let us introduce you to them: Beth Taylor: Mezzo-Soprano and Michal Gazjler:… [read more]


Mountain Melodies - a traditional Scottish music project - is looking for young musicians and singers from Deeside

Thursday 23rd August 2018

The traditional Scottish band Barluath Are you a young Scottish traditional musician or singer, aged 14-17 living in the Deeside area? Would you like the chance to get some free tuition, take part in fun workshops and perform in a concert at St… [read more]


LMN Scotland musicians go into the studio this week to record a brand new composition by composer Electra Perivolaris, inspired by Celtic folklore

Monday 30th July 2018

The Sergeant-Watt Duo - made up of Laura Sergeant on cello, and Ian Watt on acoustic guitar - will go into the studio this week to record Bruadaraiche, a brand new composition commissioned by Live Music Now Scotland. Bruadaraiche, the Scots-Gaelic word for… [read more]


LMN Baritone David Jones cycles 1000 miles across Britain to present Vaughan William's Songs of Travel

Tuesday 10th April 2018

Marking the sixtieth anniversary of Ralph Vaughan Williams’ death, on Friday 18 May award-winning LMN baritone David Jones will embark on Song Cycle, a thousand-mile musical pilgrimage on bicycle, taking him from Scotland’s North Eastern tip of John O’ Groats all the way to… [read more]


Intergenerational concerts prove to be a big success

Wednesday 7th February 2018

  As a music outreach organisation, Live Music Now strives to reach a wide range of audiences. With that in mind, a new initiative from Live Music Now Scotland recently brought together two very different audiences to enjoy music at the same time -… [read more]


LMN folk singer Hannah Rarity named 2018 BBC Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year

Tuesday 6th February 2018

  All at Live Music Now Scotland and Live Music Now congratulate Hannah for this wonderful achievement.   The announcement was made as part of the Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow, following a performance at the end of January at Glasgow's City Halls in… [read more]


LIBOR concerts reach veterans of all ages in Scotland

Friday 8th December 2017

      Earlier this year, Live Music Now announced an ambitious new UK-wide project, providing 700 interactive concerts for veterans of the armed forces and their dependants, all around the UK. The concerts have been made possible through the UK chancellor using LIBOR… [read more]


Emerging composer explores memory and nostalgia after being awarded the 2016/17 Kimie Composition Prize

Thursday 18th May 2017

A young composer has been awarded £1000 from Live Music Now Scotland to write music that will be performed in care homes for the elderly. The funding support was given as part of the charity’s ongoing desire to commission brand new classical music, and… [read more]


LMN Scotland Wraps up the 'Belt it Oot Bute!' Songwriting Project with School Pupils in Rothesay

Wednesday 15th March 2017

Photo credit: Dorothy McDonald   Beautiful music was made on the Isle of Bute earlier this week, in a concert that marked the successful end of a ten-week songwriting project. Back in January, the Live Music Now Scotland collective began working with… [read more]


LMN Scotland Celebrates Robert Burns with a foot-stomping concert

Monday 30th January 2017

Live Music Now Scotland musicians enjoyed a fantastic day at the National Museum of Scotland, as part of the celebrations for Burns Unbound. Crowds got to enjoy foot-stomping live music from Aonach Mòr, Jeana Leslie, Adam Brown and Barluath. The concert was compèred by BBC… [read more]

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