Live Music Now is delighted to be featured in Luminate, Scotland's creative ageing festival, with twenty performances by LMN ensembles in care homes from Edinburgh to Shetland.
Throughout October, Luminate will throw a spotlight on over 200 inspirational arts activities – many of them free – with, and for older people, as well as events for audiences and participants across the generations.
LMN Scotland Director, Carol Main says: "Live Music Now Scotland is thrilled to be a key partner of the first Luminate festival with a wide range of musicians, including international guests from Live Music Now Munich, bringing high quality live music to older people in care homes in many different areas of Scotland. Music for older people is a priority area of activity for Live Music Now throughout the UK and we are delighted that our ongoing work for people in residential care is highlighted so significantly through the Luminate festival."
LMN Musician Jemma Brown says: "Working with older people is rewarding for so many reasons. We try to perform repertoire that we are passionate about or know our audience will be passionate about. Music does not discriminate and can communicate through illness of many kinds, including dementia and alzheimers. I think it makes people feel like themselves again. I think it is very easy for people to connect with anything that is performed well with commitment and love."
Luminate is funded by Creative Scotland and the Baring Foundation in partnership with Age Scotland.
Full Luminate programme listings will be available at www.luminatescotland.org from Monday 13th August and the printed festival brochure will be distributed across Scotland from Wednesday 5th September.
To sign up for updates, visit: www.luminatescotland.org