Transforming Communities

Live Music Now Northern Ireland welcomes new Chair

Live Music Now Northern Ireland is delighted to welcome new Chair Malcolm Emery, who takes up the baton from outgoing Chair Norma Sinte. Malcolm says, ‘The work of Live Music Now is very close to my heart. I love music and understand the positive feelings that it induces, and have first-hand experience of seeing its therapeutic […]

Celebrating NHS 75 with Live Music Now

On 5 July 2023 we celebrate 75 years of the National Health Service. When it was founded in 1948 , the NHS was the first universal health system to be available in the UK, free at the point of delivery. In 2021/22 there were an “estimated 570 million patient interactions with GP, community, hospital, mental […]

FESTIVAL! 2023

Accent Music Hub partnered with Live Music Now to deliver a creative music project to special schools across Warrington and Halton. The FESTIVAL! project aimed to support children and young people in collectively exploring, creating, and performing their own music. Five schools eagerly participated in the fully subsidised project and received eight-weeks of music-making sessions, […]

Trans Joy with Live Music Now musician Alex Garden (They/Them)

Originally featured in Trans Portraits UK “I came out as non-binary/genderqueer last year and have been looking for ways to express myself and embrace my gender non-conformity in the public eye – as a therapeutic process for myself as well as to empower and encourage other gender non-conforming people.” Alex Garden (they/them) is a Live […]

WE WON!!! Thank you for voting for Lullaby Cymru!

Live Music Now Cymru’s LULLABY PROJECT has been awarded £69,975 from the National Lottery’s ‘The People’s Projects’ to deliver further work across Wales with new and expectant parents and their families. Live Music Now has been delivering Lullaby Projects (based on the model developed by Carnegie Hall, New York) since 2021 in South Wales and […]

We’re Hiring! CYP Project Manager (Maternity Cover) Cymru

Live Music Now is looking for a Children and Young People (CYP) Project Manager (Maternity Cover), to join our team in Wales. Deadline to apply: 9am on Monday 12th June 2023

Live Music Now is looking for a Children and Young People (CYP) Project Manager (Maternity Cover), to join our team in Wales. Live Music Now Cymru works with 73 musicians to deliver over 300 events annually to all 22 counties, bringing live music to those who may not otherwise be able to experience it. Our […]

Don’t Underestimate the Power of a Lullaby

By Angharad Jenkins, Live Music Now Cymru musician Countless songwriters have compared song-writing to therapy. Just head to Google and you will be faced with a myriad of varying quotes on the theme. As a musician and a mother to two little children, I too can ascertain the cathartic effects of song-writing. Without sounding too […]

Yoga for Musicians – Yehudi Menuhin & International Yoga Day 2023

“The practice of yoga induces a primary sense of measure and proportion. Reduced to our own body, our first instrument, we learn to play it, drawing from it maximum resonance and harmony.” – Yehudi Menuhin On Wednesday 21 June, Live Music Now celebrates International Yoga Day and Make Music Day with a lunchtime yoga session […]

Vote for Lullaby Cymru for People’s Project 2023!

Live Music Now Cymru’s LULLABY PROJECT has been selected for ‘The People’s Projects’ public vote, with the opportunity to win a £70,000 award to deliver further work across Wales with new and expectant parents and their families. Live Music Now has been delivering Lullaby Projects (based on the model developed by Carnegie Hall, New York) […]

Musical Mondays – Eurovision Special!

On Friday 12th May, pupils across Liverpool and Ukraine joined in song in celebration of Eurovision. In this ‘Musical Mondays Eurovision Special’ in partnership with Resonate – Live Music Now musicians Fernleaf presented a mixture of UK and European modern and folk songs and tunes, including some participatory songs and dances that the audience can […]

The Leap: A song for Limavady

A capacity audience at the The Roe Valley Arts & Cultural Centre was treated to a world exclusive on Friday 28th April, when trad band Réalta performed a brand new piece written in honour of the area, commissioned by Live Music Now Northern Ireland. ‘The Leap’ is a 15 minute composition incorporating the words of […]

We’re Hiring! Trusts & Foundations Manager

Live Music Now is looking for a Trusts and Foundations Manager to join our central team. Contract type Full time, permanent Pay scale £36,000–£40,0000 pa (dependent on experience) Location Remote, London (Somerset House office) or hybrid Deadline to apply 9am, Wednesday 17th May Reporting directly to the CEO, the Trusts & Foundations Manager will work closely […]