Live Music Now & Alder Hey round off 18-month Music as Medicine project

Music as Medicine, the latest project between Live Music Now and Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, has recently come to an end. Over the past year-and-a-half, Live Music Now musicians worked with 55 long-term patients to improve their quality of life and musical skills during their stay in hospital. The programme comprised six musicians, three of […]

Kirsten Miller: A Musician’s Life in Pandemic

It was Saturday 13th March 2020 and I’d squeezed into a car with one violist, two violinists, and four string instruments, heading from Cardiff to Cornwall for a wedding ceremony. A typical Saturday! We wore red, which was unusual, but a request from the brides. This turned out to be my last gig before lockdown. […]

Mimi Doulton: A Musician’s Life in Pandemic

Classical soprano, Mimi Doulton, joined Live Music Now’s South East branch in late 2019. She writes about her Covid-19 experience in her pandemic diary entry below. Mimi Doulton as Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance, with Gareth Edmunds, March 2019 (c) Robert Workman & Lapak in The Cunning Little Vixen, with Caroline Taylor, March 2020 Early […]

#ReturnToLive School Highlights

Top Brass Trio at Corneli Primary School, Wales (Photo by Jamie Bowen) Thousands of children and young people across England and Wales experienced their first live music performance in over a year this June. Ninety-six Live Music Now musicians visited 68 different schools as part of the CRF funded #ReturnToLive campaign. “Our students do not […]

Safe return to in-person music sessions in schools during Covid-19

Live Music Now (LMN) has resumed delivery of music sessions in schools.  Our musicians comply with school protocol for visitors and follow LMN’s current risk assessment. Further music education and Covid-19 guidance, literature reviews and risk assessments for schools is available here. Guidance for schools hosting LMN sessions as a PDF. Download the Northern Ireland guidance […]

Garden gigs bring joy to adults living with dementia and complex needs

LMN ensemble Bowreed serenades care home residents With live music performances interrupted by the pandemic, Live Music Now musicians pitched up in the gardens of care homes to continue involving residents with live music. As a result of the Musical Care Homes project, funded by Quartet Community Foundation, residents enjoyed singing (within Covid-safe guidelines), moving […]

#ReturnToLive with Live Music Now

LMN musician Zoë Wren leading music for people living and working in a Haringey care home (pre-Covid) Am Gymraeg, cliciwch yma Drum roll please! Starting the week of 14th June, Live Music Now will make a resounding return to live, presenting over 60 concerts across England, Northern Ireland and Wales, as its 250 musicians get […]