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29 new musicians join Live Music Now's South East branch

Thursday 28th January 2016

LMN’s South East branch recently inducted 29 new musicians (in 12 ensembles) onto the scheme. The auditions, held over three days in November, attracted young professional musicians from a wide range of genres.

LMN South East Director Nina Swann said, “I’m delighted to welcome… [read more]

 

Songs & Scones at West Bridgford Library

Thursday 28th January 2016

‘An outstanding way to hear live music…’

Libraries are usually quiet places but over the past few months Live Music Now musicians have been filling West Bridgford Library in Nottingham with music. Songs and Scones is LMN’s flagship programme for older people in the… [read more]

 

Success for LMN Wales singer/songwriter at the Open Mic UK Awards

Thursday 28th January 2016

 

 

Live Music Now Wales singer/songwriter, John Nicholas has beaten off 20,000 hopefuls to take second place at the Open Mic UK championships in Birmingham NEC this January, whilst also taking home the coveted award for Best Original Song for his tune “Better… [read more]

 

Harpist Hannah Stone's final tour with Live Music Now Wales

Thursday 28th January 2016

Wales has produced some of the finest  musicians and singers in the world, including those who make magic on their national instrument - the harp.

One of Wales' most successful harpists is 28 year old Hannah Stone from Swansea, who was appointed as the… [read more]

 

Life after LMN: Pursuing a degree in music therapy

Thursday 7th January 2016

LMN's Director of Musicians' Development, Nina Swann, spoke with Nordoff Robbins' Director of Music Services Simon Procter about music therapy and routes into the field for LMN musicians.  

What is music therapy? Broadly speaking music therapy is making the potential personal and social… [read more]

 

Live Music Now Scotland wins Community Project of the Year Award

Monday 14th December 2015

Live Music Now Scotland was awarded Community Project of the Year in the 2015 MG ALBA Scots Trad Music Awards on Satuday the 12 December in Dundee.

“We are so delighted,” said Live Music Now Scotland’s Assistant Director, Daniella Keenan, who collected the… [read more]

 

Poster presentations: Live Music Now at the Royal Society of Medicine - 16 November 2015

Monday 30th November 2015

The research posters* below were shortlisted for display at the Royal Society of Medicine conference hosted by Live Music Now on the 16 November 2015 entitled: Examining the utility of music interventions in neurological disorders of older people. Links to research abstracts and PDFs… [read more]

 

Review – Examining the utility of music interventions in neurological disorders of older people by LMN musician Ruairi Glasheen

Monday 30th November 2015

I recently had the great opportunity to attend Live Music Now’s conference at the Royal Society of Medicine which examined and explored musical interventions in the treatment of older people with neurological disorders. Having been on the Live Music Now scheme for a number of… [read more]

 

Main Presentations: Live Music Now at the Royal Society of Medicine – 16 November 2015

Monday 30th November 2015

Live Music Now at the Royal Society of Medicine – 16 November 2015

Main Presentations

LMN wants to bring together partners from across the important field of music and wellbeing, to create new collaborations, and ensure that the best music and musicians are available to… [read more]

 

Live Music Now at the Royal Society of Medicine – 16 November 2015: A perspective from Evan Dawson, LMN’s Executive Director

Monday 30th November 2015

I believe music should play a greater role in society, for the greater good of everyone. 

During the past five years, the team at Live Music Now have regularly consulted with leading academics and doctors. We wanted to ensure that the latest research about… [read more]

 
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