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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]


LMN Scotland receives nomination for best community/education project

Monday 30th January 2017

  Live Music Now Scotland is delighted to have been nominated for an award for a special musical commission by the composer John McLeod CBE. ‘Songs from Above and Below’ was shortlisted in the category of Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Award for… [read more]


Composing with Care - with Paisley 2021

Friday 11th November 2016

Live Music Now Scotland was delighted to receive funding from Paisley 2021, a campaign building support for Paisley's bid for City of Culture 2021. We gathered together some of our musicians who hail from Paisley in Renfrewshire, West Scotland - flautist… [read more]


Auditions in Scotland : 9/10 November 2016 - APPLY NOW!

Tuesday 6th September 2016

It’s  audition time once again at Live Music Now Scotland. We’re looking for musicians, bands and ensembles to play paid gigs in unusual settings. Do you think you might fit the bill?   About us: Our aim is to bring great live music to people… [read more]


Dementia-friendly LMN events at Edinburgh arts galleries

Thursday 4th August 2016

Live Music Now Scotland teamed up with the National Galleries of Scotland and the Festival and King’s Theatre Edinburgh to create a brand new type of dementia friendly music activity. “All three organisations have been organising events for audiences living with dementia for some… [read more]


Live Music Now Scotland launches Free Fringe Music programme

Tuesday 26th July 2016

Live Music Now Scotland is delighted to launch another programme of afternoon concerts, to run during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the largest arts festival in the world.   In an ongoing partnership with the National Museum of Scotland, the music outreach charity will be… [read more]


LMN Scotland Director Carol Main attends the European Forum on Music

Tuesday 12th July 2016

Live Music Now is proud to be a member of the European Music Council and part of the network of key music organisations it supports across Europe. The theme of this year’s annual European Forum on Music was ‘Musical Homelands: New Territories’, held in… [read more]


Classical guitarist mentors young international musicians

Wednesday 22nd June 2016

Four young musicians on the Live Music Now Scotland roster will be taken under the wing of a classical guitarist this week. It was almost twenty years ago when Morgan Syzmanski first joined the Live Music Now programme, aged 17. Now in his… [read more]

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