New musicians join LMN Northern Ireland

Live Music Now Northern Ireland welcomes eight new musicians, spanning musical styles as diverse as Irish trad, jazz and flamenco. New recruits include jazz duo John Leighton and Meilana Gillard, two Irish trad duos – Ciara Jackson and Rowan Warner-Leicester (Dancing Embers), Fióna Ní Mhearáin and Kevin McCullagh (Fánaid), singer songwriter Amanda St John and […]

Calling All Musicians in Wales!

Live Music Now are seeking exceptional professional musicians across all musical genres and backgrounds Wales wide.   Applications are open  here (English) or here (Welsh) and recruitment workshops will be held in Aberwystwyth, Wrexham and Cardiff early May 2022.   Live Music Now has been working in Wales for over 30 years supported by Arts Council Wales. […]

Musical Lives: An interview with film director Tyro Heath

Live Music Now collaborated with filmmaker Tyro Heath and the Media Trust (as part of their Volunteer Films programme) to capture the importance of music to children with additional learning needs. The result is a moving insight into the positive effects of music. The featured project took place at The Village School in Brent and […]

Calling all musicians in the South West of England!

Live Music Now is looking to recruit musicians who live in or have strong connections to the South West of England (Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Hampshire, Wiltshire, Somerset, Gloucestershire and Bristol). Applications are open HERE and recruitment workshops will be held in Bristol, Bournemouth and Plymouth in April and May. Live Music Now musicians work in […]

Lullaby Celebration at The Museum of Liverpool

On Saturday 27 November, families from across Cheshire and Merseyside came together for a performance of eight brand new lullabies written by mothers as part of Live Music Now’s first Lullaby Project in partnership with Cheshire and Merseyside NHS Women’s Health and Maternity Network. The concert was a culmination of a 2 month online music […]

London Sinfonietta release ‘tomorrow’s world…A Window Into Our Lives’ on film

‘Tomorrow’s Wonder…A Window Into Our Lives’ was received by a large, enthusiastic audience at Stone Nest, the Welsh chapel turned theatre, in early November.  Devised as a collaboration between the award-winning composer Electra Perivolaris and Paul and Lesley Stretton-Stephens, the opera explores the role of music and memory through the experiences of the couple, who live with a rare form of dementia.   The commission took […]

Calling All Musicians in Merseyside, Greater Manchester and more!

Live Music Now is looking to recruit musicians residing in Merseyside, Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Lancashire and Cumbria. Applications are open now here and close at 9am on the 14th of February for Liverpool and 9am on the 21st of February for Manchester.  Live Music Now works across North West region. Our musicians are welcomed into […]

Live Music Now Launches Songs and Scones Festive Campaign!

This festive season, Live Music Now invites supporters to help raise funds to tackle loneliness and isolation with its Songs & Scones programme.  Tea, cake and rousing music-making are the main ingredients for Songs and Scones, Live Music Now’s flagship program of musical get-togethers in local community spaces. These uplifting events have been running for over a decade, bringing together older members of […]

Live Music Now transforms and embraces expanded social impact role

At the launch of Live Music Now’s 2020-21 Annual Report, new CEO Janet Fischer and Executive Director Nina Swann outlined the lessons learnt during the pandemic and a radical new way of working for the 44-year-old organisation, which leads the field in creating transformative musical experiences for older people (many living with dementia), children facing […]

LMN International Conference – Amsterdam November 2021

Live Music Now doesn’t exist just in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland – there are Live Music Now branches across twenty locations in Germany and five in Austria, as well as Live Music Now France and Live Music Now Netherlands. On 5-7 November, we gathered for an inspirational in-person weekend in Amsterdam, joined by colleagues […]

Live Music Now Granted £165,787 from the government’s #CultureRecoveryFund

We are delighted to share the news that Live Music Now has been granted £165,787 from the DCMS’ #CultureRecoveryFund. This vital investment comes as we launch our new Strategic Intent, a roadmap for change which will serve us until our 50th year and beyond. It has been a particularly challenging time, especially for our communities […]