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Live Music Now Scotland in lockdown – Week 7


Many thanks to everyone who has supported our #TogetheratHomeLMNS online concerts over the past six weeks. This week, our LMN Scotland musicians are having a week off until Sunday evening as we look back in time, look abroad to our friends in Germany and the Netherlands and take a look inside a very special garden, complete with early summer birdsong, while at the same time raising much needed funds for LMN Scotland.

Do please keep sharing this online activity. So far the concerts have been watched by viewers in Kurdistan, Panama, Uganda, Ireland, Canada, Hungary, India, America, France, Italy, Germany and New Zealand as well as here at home in Scotland and the rest of the UK.

To catch up on the brand new concerts we have premiered over the past six weeks, as well as some archive videos that we think you might enjoy, please head over to our YouTube channel.

Live Music Now Scotland’s online programme continues this week (Monday 11 May – Sunday 17 May) with the programme as listed below. As ever, everyone is welcome!


Week Seven programme:


Monday 11th May, 7pm:

‘A Castle Mills Suite’ – we look back at a Composing in Care commission by John Maxwell Geddes from 2017 as part of the 14-18 NOW WWI Centenary Art Commissions.

Suitable for the general public.


Wednesday 13th May, 11am:

Live Music Now Nederland presents a newly recorded concert of songs from Latin America and Spain by Duo Sureño with singer Isabel Bermejo and guitarist Michalis Michailidis. 

Suitable for the general public.


Thursday 14th May, 11am: 

We’re taking a break from our musical programme to give you a special tour of the Shepherd House Garden in the village of Inveresk as part of Scotland’s Gardens Scheme. Proceeds to Live Music Now Scotland.

Suitable for the general public.


Friday 15th May, 11am:

Fill the kettle and make a coffee for a return visit to Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now München e.V. who this week present pianist Mayuko Obuchi performing Mozart’s Adagio, KV540.

Suitable for the general public.


Sunday 17th May, 7pm:

Mezzos Jane Monari and Sarah Shorter from a cappella vocal ensemble The All Sorts present a concert of duets and arias from opera and art song.

Suitable for the general public, older people in care homes and those living with dementia.


Live Music Now Scotland will continue to bring the joy of music into people’s lives, even during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our Together at Home series is a programme of brand new concerts, recorded especially for sharing with our longstanding audiences, whether that’s older people in care homes, children in school or nursery, or people on lockdown in every one of Scotland’s 32 local authorities. And now even further beyond!

Following the cancellation of many concerts, Live Music Now Scotland was keen to find alternative ways of sharing music in the community. Music is more vital than ever in these uncertain times, providing a way to take our minds off the current realities that are unfolding and lift us out of the stress and worries of daily life. It was also crucial that we found a means of financially supporting our 118 emerging artists during a difficult time and ensuring their work remained accessible.

We came up with a solution: pre-recorded and live concerts, direct from the artists’ homes that we can share with care homes, arts venues and nurseries. Or straight into the living rooms or mobile phones of our supporters.

We have commissioned a special series of videos, recorded in living rooms around Scotland – or wherever our artists are on lockdown – that will be available to view on YouTube for a limited time. Please join us on Facebook to share some wonderful music Together at Home.


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