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Bumper intake of new LMN musicians in Wales

Tuesday 26th May 2015

LMN Wales have accepted 17 wonderful musicians (in eight ensembles) onto the scheme. The 2015 auditions, held over two days at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, attracted young professional musicians from a wide range of genres. The musicians, who attended an… [read more]


LMN musicians on the wards at RUH, Bath

Tuesday 26th May 2015

On 8 May, LMN cellist Beatrice Newman and harpist Bethan Semmens visited the Royal United Hospital in Bath. Our Executive Director Evan Dawson went along to see them in action, and to meet the people behind the arts programme there (entitled 'Art at the Heart').… [read more]


Music and Mental Health

Saturday 16th May 2015

Mental health is an increasing priority for everyone, as we all become more aware of its improtance to the general health of individuals and communities. A new survey by YouGov of over 2,000 British adults, commissioned by the Mental Health Foundation, reports significant numbers of… [read more]


LMN North West & North East Auditions: Calling all Musicians!

Tuesday 28th April 2015

LMN North West and LMN North East are looking for new musicians (soloists and bands) in Acoustic, Rock & Pop, Classical, Jazz, Folk and World Music genres. LMN offers training and paid performance opportunities to emerging professional musicians. Our scheme helps musicians kick-start their professional… [read more]


'A Choir in Every Care Home'

Friday 24th April 2015

    We are excited to announce the launch of a very ambitious new initative, led by Live Music Now, funded by the Baring Foundation. Our musicians currently work in hundreds of care homes around the UK, but there are so many thousands more we… [read more]


Album Release: Luminate - Celebrating 30 Years of Live Music Now Scotland

Friday 24th April 2015

This year, Live Music Now Scotland celebrates its 30th birthday. A blazing trail of commissions has followed in the charity's wake. In recognition of these three decades of achievements, Delphian has taken a snapshot of LMN's activity, itself a miniature picture of the wider… [read more]


Profile: Tom Sherman

Friday 24th April 2015

"There is real potential at the moment for musicians to create their own career out of genuinely creative projects working with vulnerable people, and I think that’s a very encouraging sign for the future."   LMN musician Tom Sherman has been working with our North… [read more]


A Musical Conversation with Julian Lloyd Webber and MiloŇ°

Friday 24th April 2015

“It reminded me of why I wanted to be a musician in the first place.” On Wednesday 8 April, at St Margaret's Activity Centre run by Open Age in London, an LMN session took place for people from the local community and residents from… [read more]


Happy Birthday Yehudi Menuhin!

Wednesday 22nd April 2015

Today would have been the 99th birthday of our inspirational founder Yehudi Menuhin.   He was born in New York on this day in 1916, and made his first public appearance aged 7, as a solo violinist with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra. He went… [read more]


Live Music Now partners with Creative Inspirations in Shropshire

Sunday 29th March 2015

Live Music Now is helping forge an ambitious arts and health movement in Shropshire, led by Dr Jane Povey. Together, we hope to bring live music and arts participation to all members of the community.   Jane has been a GP for twenty years… [read more]

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