Transforming Communities

Be a musical superhero with “Songs and Scones for Schools”

This St David’s Day Welsh Primary Schools can help make Wales a land of song for EVERYONE by taking part in Live Music Now’s “Songs and Scones” fundraiser event!

During Welsh Week we will hold a very special FREE live music concert webinar with celebrated Welsh chamber folk trio VRI! The interactive online concert will celebrate Welsh culture and music at 11am (English) and 1.30pm (Welsh) on Monday 28th February as part of our regular Musical Mondays concert series for schools, where pupils can safely interact with live music school wide and ask questions in real time via the chat feature. All those raising funds can access the concert completely FREE! Read more about Musical Mondays and book a place here.

If you prefer to hold the event on St David’s Day itself, you can make use of the many FREE concerts from Live Music Now musicians already available on our YouTube channel here.

Live Music Now’s ‘Songs & Scones’ events bring together isolated older members of the community for uplifting afternoons of live music, tea, cakes and conversation.

Many of the challenges faced by older people (isolation, loneliness, bereavement, lack of mobility, deterioration of health, low confidence and mood, mental health issues) have been dramatically exacerbated by the pandemic, and we know that engaging in live music can be life-affirming, stimulating and morale boosting, having a lasting positive impact on anxiety, depression and feelings of loneliness.

Pupils can join us in celebrating, and raise funds to bring live music to isolated older people by:

  • Celebrate with their own “Songs and Scones” tea party during the concert
  • Dress as a famous Welsh musician for the day!
  • Bring £1 donation to school to take part

Funds raised will help us to invite more older people who are experiencing loneliness to join our musicians and meet others in their community on a regular basis, forming long-lasting connections that will continue long after the last note has been played.

Be a musical superhero and download our fantastic pack to find everything you need to plan and organise your own School “Songs and Scones” event – full of baking recipes, costume suggestions and fundraising ideas, plus a “Songs and Scones for Schools” poster!


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