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Live Music Now North West welcomes two new groups

Tuesday 28th November 2017

Live Music Now is pleased to welcome two new ensembles to the branch in the North West. They will embark on a programme of specialist training and development to hone their facilitation skills for a range of groups, including children with special educational needs and… [read more]


The Stoller Charitable Trust Programme, September 2016 – August 2017

Monday 11th September 2017

LMN North West musician, Elinor Nicholson, at the LMN UK musicians practice forum, London, Jan 17  - Photo credit: Ivan Gonzalez The Stoller Charitable Trust has generously supported Live Music Now providing significant investment in LMN North West’s activities, enabling us to develop new partnerships,… [read more]


2017 Auditions for LMN North West, North East & West Midlands - May 22 deadline for applications!

Thursday 2nd March 2017

  “Live Music Now has been a real asset to my experiences as a musician, offering me the opportunity to use my skills to communicate with audiences who are typically more difficult to reach - from a residency in a children's cancer ward to… [read more]


New Age Music – K’antu and Kerry Andrew visit homes in the North West

Thursday 17th November 2016

We are now well into the UK-wide New Age Music project and are thrilled to hear examples of how the music sessions are already benefitting residents and staff alike. Live Music Now (LMN), The Orders of St John Care Trust (OSJCT)  and Creative Inspiration Shropshire… [read more]


North West branch celebrates Menuhin Centenary year

Friday 21st October 2016

On Saturday 24th September the North West branch hosted a celebration concert to mark the centenary year of LMN’s founder Yehudi Menuhin’s birth. This special event at the Royal Northern College of Music showcased current musicians and alumni. It was a wonderful evening… [read more]


Musical Mentoring at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool

Tuesday 18th October 2016

  “Music making has the potential to aid relaxation, relieve boredom, distract from pain and ease anxiety in children and young people who can become isolated due to illness and hospitalisation”. Ros Hawley, Musical Mentoring Programme Evaluator   Music Mentoring (March 2015 – March… [read more]


Profile: Ruth Hopkins of K'antu Ensemble

Monday 22nd August 2016

  We asked Ruth Hopkins, Soprano and Director of K’antu Ensemble, to reflect on her career and work with Live Music Now.                                                                                                         Deciding to train as a professional musician is not for the faint-hearted. Dedication to years of training, saving every penny… [read more]


The Menuhin 100 - birthday concerts around the UK

Thursday 5th May 2016

From the tops of mountains to the depths of coal mines, Live Music Now musicians gave performances across the UK in celebration of Yehudi Menuhin's birthday on the 22nd April in his centenary year. Below are some of our favourite photos and videos… [read more]


Live Music Now welcomes three new groups to Northern England

Friday 23rd October 2015

Live Music Now is pleased to welcome three new ensembles to the branches in Northern England. 'The groups are very different in style but they all have the vital combination of outstanding musical ability and excellent communication skills that LMN musicians need to engage… [read more]


Profile: Kabantu

Friday 23rd October 2015

LMN North West ensemble Kabantu (formerly Project Jam Sandwich) is a dynamic collaboration of instruments and genres, adding their stamp to folk music from all over the globe. This impressive line-up of violin, cello, guitar, double bass and percussion includes BBC Young Musician of… [read more]

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