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Live Music Now Cymru welcomes new musicians!

Following a three year recruitment break due to the pandemic, Live Music Now Cymru is delighted to announce the appointment of 34 new musicians!

Four recruitment workshops were held across Cardiff, Aberystwyth, and Wrexham as part of LMN’s new recruitment process which has opened up a wealth of talent, experience and diversity.

Celebrating a range of genres from classical to folk and jazz to rap, appointments also include music from India and Live Music Now’s first ever electronic music performer.

Musicians of all ages have come from every part of Wales to join the charity and will begin working in a range of settings including schools, care homes and hospitals.

Exciting project opportunities in Wales across 22/23 include the launch of a new online wellbeing song writing project for key workers processing loss called “The Place”; The Lullaby Project working with families and early years to support perinatal mental health; new video and education resources for schools from “The Hopeless Pirate”; and residencies within Ty Hafan Children’s Hospice, Care Homes and Special Schools amongst other activity.

Janet Fischer, CEO of Live Music Now says:

“We are at an exciting time of growth and development in Live Music Now Cymru and are delighted to welcome such a range of new and exciting talent, enabling us to deliver more and more exceptional live music opportunities across the whole of Wales.”

Thanks to funding from The Darkley Trust, the new musicians began their training in June and delivering mentored concerts in the community in July.

Live Music Now Cymru is pleased to welcome:

Amruta Garud – Indian Classical singer, Shruti Box
Aulus Duo – classical guitar and flute duo
Billy Thompson Gypsy Style – five piece gypsy folk group
Blank Face – singer/songwriter/rapper
Charlotte Hardy & Lizzie Bonsell (Lizzie & Lottie) – Soprano and Pianist duo
Darcy Beck – Percussionist
Delyth Jenkins – Folk Harpist
Esyllt Thomas & Dora Seaton (Dora & Esyllt) – Soprano and Pianist duo
Lowri Evans – folk singer/songwriter
Maditronique – electronic artist/singer/songwriter
Natalie Holmes – singer/songwriter
Neil & Meg Browning – Melodeon, Accordion, Guitar, Folk duo
Olive Collective – Piano, Cello and Oboe experimental trio
Rachel Starritt – Classical pianist
Richard Lewis – Classical Pianist/Singer/Composer
Richy & Andy – Acoustic Guitar and Voice Blues duo
Siobhan Waters Quartet – Vocal jazz group
The Acres – jazz quartet




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