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Music should be essential in all care homes says report, launched in Wales

Wednesday 2nd October 2019

The national movement for music and dementia has just taken a big step forward with the publication of LMN's Live Music in Care ("Cerddoriaeth Fyw mewn Gofal") at the Welsh Assembly.   Sponsored by Jayne Bryant AM (Chair of the Welsh Assembly's Cross… [read more]


Live Music Now supporting BBC Music Day

Monday 23rd September 2019

This week LMN is supporting BBC Music Day (Thurs 26th) as they focus on music and wellbeing: the power of music to inspire, bring us together and make a positive impact. As part of this they’re launching an ambitious project, supported by music legend… [read more]


''Live Music in Care” launch in Wales / Mae “Cerddoriaeth Fyw mewn Gofal” yn dod i Gymru

Friday 20th September 2019

Olivia Gomez sings with a resident at Morel Court, Penarth care home during a Live Music in Care session. Credit: Robin Norman   LMN Wales is launching ''Live Music in Care'' (“Cerddoriath Fyw mewn Gofal”) at the Welsh Assembly, to… [read more]


Belfast Voices Feature on New Film and Album by Older People

Thursday 29th August 2019

A new album, Voices of Belfast, featuring older people from East and West Belfast has been released on Tunecore and other streaming platforms, including Spotify. Recorded as part of a project led by musicians’ development charity Live Music Now, the eleven tracks were arranged… [read more]


The Musical Care Taskforce is Launched

Thursday 29th August 2019

On 26 July, the Musical Care Taskforce was launched, a new national strategic partnership campaign by Live Music Now (LMN) and the Utley Foundation’s Music for Dementia 2020 (M4D2020) initiative, with close support and collaboration from the National Care Forum (NCF) and the Association of… [read more]


Live Music Now Scotland welcomes Parisian string quartet to Edinburgh

Tuesday 13th August 2019

Keeping ‘the Auld Alliance’ between Scotland and France strong, Live Music Now Scotland is delighted to be co-hosting some international musicians from the French branch of Live Music Now, Live Music Now France during August. Quatuor Mona is an all female string quartet visiting… [read more]


LMN South West is Recruiting New Musicians!

Wednesday 7th August 2019

“I've never learned so much in such a short space of time, and it has really impacted me - not just as a musician but as a person too.... I remain in 4 bands, perform solo, record frequently and am still a local guitar… [read more]


Live Music Now Scotland commissions young composer Rylan Gleave, recipient of the 2018/19 Kimie Composition Prize, to write music for children with additional support needs

Thursday 1st August 2019

Young composer Rylan Gleave must have known there was a heatwave on its way when he wrote, ‘We lay on the grass in afternoon sunshine’. It’s part of a series of six brand new pieces of music by Rylan, all inspired by the… [read more]


LMN North East is Recruiting New Musicians!

Tuesday 30th July 2019

"Before LMN I didn't know how music could really affect people and I'm so honoured to have been a small part of positively affecting so many peoples' lives!” Katie Patterson, Katie’s All Sorts Live Music Now is looking for new musicians based in North… [read more]


Guitarist Craig Ogden Visits School with LMN Musicians

Thursday 25th July 2019

Live Music Now alumnus and ambassador Craig Ogden visited Hazel Oak School in Solihull this month with local LMN musicians Meraki Duo (Meera Maharaj, flute, and James Girling, classical guitar). Craig, who is performing at a fundraising concert for LMN SW in September, was… [read more]

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