Transforming Communities

Live Music Now Scotland at the Usher Hall

Emerging Scottish Artists at the Usher Hall

7th September 2010 – 25th January 2011

A brand new initiative has arrived at the Usher Hall and will feature Live Music Now Scotland musicians in a showcase of Scotland's young professional music talent.

Culture leader, Deidre Brock said; "It's good to see a focus being placed on young artists, and standing where greats such as Ella Fitzgerald, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa and the Rolling Stones once stood must surely encourage them in their careers and aspirations. This opportunity to enjoy young musicians at a nominal cost will provide many an enjoyable trip to Edinburgh's premier concert hall for our audiences."

All tickets cost £2 and children and students go free.

Performances take place from 2.30pm – 3.15pm and audiences are able to meet artists aftwerwards.

To book the following events visit:

or call the box office on:

0131 228 1155

Programme of Events

Tuesday 7 September

Pure Brass – The series opens with fanfare and flourish from one of Scotland's favourite brass quintets.

Tuesday 14 September

Phil Gault and Claire Haslin – Young welsh-born baritone Phil Gault appears regularly on stage with Scottish Opera, including as soloist. Today, he and piano accompanist Claire Haslin turn to lieder and some of their favourite settings in an intimate vocal recital.

Tuesday 21 September

Bill Fleming Jazz Quartet – This quartet has a huge repertoire covering all styles and ages of jazz. Hear them play jazz standards, swing, contemporary, be-pop and beyond.

Tuesday 7 December

Christmas with Amici Winds – Get in the Christmas mood with wind quintet Amici Winds, who delight audiences of all ages and backgrounds with their mix of chat, music and general good humour.

Tuesday 11 January

Sax Ecosse – This young, vibrant saxophone quartet have played at festivals all over the world, as well as to a wide range of community audiences through their work with Live Music Now, performing original and specially arranged repertoire for four saxophones.

Tuesday 18 January 2011

Go Away Birds – a collaborate extravaganza formed by Catherine Ireton, lead singer of Belle and Sebastian's 'God Help the Girl', guitarist and songwriter Michael John McCarthy and viola player Kim Moore. They are one of the first pop/rock bands to be part of Live Music Now Scotland.

Tuesday 25 January 2011

Burns Day Celebration – a celebration of Scottish traditional music brings the first Emerging Artists Series to a close, led by Anna Massie and Mairearad Green along with Gary Innes and Ewan Robertson.

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