Free online concerts for care homes featuring Live Music Now musicians – Every Wednesday at 2pm on YouTube & Facebook LIVE
Live Music Now provides music sessions for thousands of older people every year. Join us on our Facebook page every Wednesday at 2pm for online concerts performed live for care homes. Each week a different Live Music Now group will perform a varied programme with opportunities for joining in.
2pm Wednesday 5 May with Mishra
Mishra are a Sheffield-based global folk duo, drawing on their unique base of influences that encompasses folk music of the UK and America, Indian classical music, and soul to create a surprisingly accessible sound that audiences instantly connect to. Between the two of them, Kate Griffin and Ford Collier create a rich texture from their array of instruments: Irish low whistle, banjo, Indian tabla, dobro, African calabash, and guitar, all of which provide a vibrant backdrop to Kate’s striking vocals. This concert is made possible with support from The Whitaker Trust.
2pm Wednesday 12 May with Flauguissimo Duo
Join us for a wonderful afternoon of early music with Yu-Wei Hu on baroque & classical flute and Johan Löfving on theorbo & romantic guitar. Yu-Wei and Johan specialise in a historically-informed but lively and exciting interpretation of music. They present a variety of music from the 18th and 19th centuries, as the intimate setting of flute and guitar flourished in the salon culture throughout Europe at the time. This concert is made possible with support from LNER.
2pm Wednesday 19 May with Simon Robinson
Simon Robinson is a folk musician, music educator and workshop leader from Yorkshire playing a wide repertoire of music, ranging from American mountain songs and ballads, British folk songs and blues and spirituals. This concert is made possible with support from The Whitaker Trust.
2pm Wednesday 26 May with The Dovetail Trio
Presenting England’s traditional songs with a bold and fresh approach, The Dovetail Trio explores familiar narratives with infectious energy and a passion for musical heritage. This concert is made possible with support from The Whitaker Trust.
To organise a live and interactive concert for your care home, contact [email protected]. For pre-recorded concerts visit our Live Music Now Online Video Library for care homes and the general public.
Previous concerts can be viewed on www.facebook.com/livemusicnow/live/