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Live Music Now to receive £168,653 from second round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund

Thursday 1st April 2021

Live Music Now to receive £168,653 from second round of the Government’s Culture Recovery Fund This award will support the organisation’s Return to Live for its essential freelance musician’s workforce and underpin an ambitious growth strategy through significant investments in staff and musician’s training,… [read more]


Live Music in Care: FREE Facebook Live Concerts every Wednesday at 2pm

Tuesday 30th March 2021

Live Music in Care on FACEBOOK LIVE Every Wednesday at 2pm Free online concerts for care homes featuring Live Music Now musicians Live Music Now provides music sessions for thousands of older people every year. Join us on our Facebook page every Wednesday at… [read more]


Siân Dicker: A Musician's Life in Pandemic

Saturday 27th March 2021

The first time that I felt the immediate impact of the pandemic within my own work was on 2 March 2020. I was singing in an opera at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama (GSMD) and we were due to perform our closing… [read more]


A Musician's Life in Pandemic: the series

Friday 26th March 2021

Live Music Now musicians have been chronicling their pandemic experiences in our diary series.   “...stepping outside of my comfort zone, particularly in caring for my elderly clients, has had a significant impact on my work as an artist. I was due to be… [read more]


Concert DVDs distributed to people in care across Northern Ireland

Thursday 25th March 2021

In response to the pandemic, the Northern Irish branch of Live Music Now has produced over 30 films from its musicians, which have been made available online: Mindful that many care settings in Northern Ireland don’t have access to the ICT infrastructure… [read more]


Including Me family music programme launches on #SocialPrescribing Day!

Wednesday 17th March 2021

Live Music Now is celebrating #SocialPrescribingDay with the launch of Including Me, an online family music programme in Cheshire and Merseyside. Including Me is a 10-week programme of fun, interactive, family-focused live music sessions brought to participants' homes by LMN musicians in partnership… [read more]


Mewn Tiwn (In Tune): New LMN Wales music-making project

Monday 8th March 2021

Live Music Now Wales is looking for older people living in Cardiff and the Vale to take part in a new, funded music-making project, Mewn Tiwn! Mewn Tiwn (In Tune) has been specifically created for older people in the community, particularly those living… [read more]


Celebrate St Patrick’s Day with Live Music Now!

Saturday 6th March 2021

It wouldn’t be St Patrick’s Day without a bit of craic agus ceol (fun and music) so join Live Music Now’s Irish trad musicians Conor Lamb and Deirdre Galway for a Facebook Live performance on Wednesday 17th March at 2pm. They’ll transport us… [read more]


Beating the odds

Friday 5th March 2021

Welsh beatboxer, DJ and rapper Dean Yhnell (Beat Technique), has been part of the Live Music Now scheme in Wales since 2017, working as a soloist and as part of the duo String Beats with folk fiddle player Angharad Jenkins. Pre-pandemic, Dean held performances… [read more]


Tony Thornton MBE, Founder of the Mayfield Valley Arts Trust

Monday 1st March 2021

  Live Music Now was saddened to hear of the death of Tony Thornton, MBE at the end of January. Through the regular support of Mayfield Valley Arts Trust which Tony founded in 1987, Live Music Now has been proud to deliver… [read more]

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