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 2pm for online concerts performed live for care homes. Each week a different Live Music Now group will perform a varied programme with opportunities for joining in.

Join on the event links below or just click here every Wednesday at 2pm: https://www.facebook.com/livemusicnow/live/

 

2pm Wednesday 31 March with Thomas Harvey

Thomas Harvey is a British musician, composer and multi-instrumentalist who has earned acclaim in the music industry since graduating from Leeds College of Music, where he received the conservatoire prize. Thomas will take you on a journey through songs you know and love and can join in with! This concert is made possible with support from City Bridge Trust.

Live Event link here: https://fb.me/e/1ZqzzTXtt

 
2pm Wednesday 7 April with Claire Ward & Guy Murgatroyd

Claire and Guy are a voice-piano duo who love to perform classical pieces. They met at the Royal Academy of Music in London and enjoy putting together themed programmes in a variety of languages. This springtime programme will be an exploration of the influence of birds in music, through a selection of German Lieder, French mélodie and folk music. This concert is made possible with support from City Bridge Trust.

Live Event link here: https://fb.me/e/G1dryfyz

 
2pm Wednesday 14 April with Ensemble Hesperi

Ensemble Hesperi is a young, innovative, Early Music duo based in London. Tom Allery and M-J Leith are dedicated to showcasing all the colours and possibilities of their instruments, recorder and harpsichord. They love playing Scottish 18th-century music, full of catchy dance rhythms and beautiful, soaring melodies. This concert is made possible with support from City Bridge Trust. www.ensemblehesperi.com

Live Event link here: https://fb.me/e/2U96wTiS7

 
2pm Wednesday 21 April with Maharaj Degavino Duo

Join flautist Meera Maharaj and pianist Dominic Degavino for an exciting afternoon of flute and piano music! Featuring classical and jazz numbers. This concert is made possible with support from the Henby Charitable Trust. www.dominicdegavino.co.uk  www.meeramaharaj.co.uk

Live Event link here: https://fb.me/e/1j3Kgv7AV

 
2pm Wednesday 28 April with Harriet Riley & Alex Gardner

A union of fiddle and vibraphone, Harriet Riley & Alex Gardner infuse folk tune composition with a mutual enthusiasm for minimalism and extended harmony, incorporating improvisation and unusual playing techniques. They formed in 2018 after meeting through Live Music Now. www.harrietrileymusic.com/

Live Event link here: https://fb.me/e/2davTTg7M

 

To organise a live and interactive concert for your care home, contact wellbeing@livemusicnow.org.uk. For pre-recorded concerts visit our Live Music Now Online Video Library for care homes and the general public.

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Previous concerts can be viewed on www.facebook.com/livemusicnow/live/

2pm Wednesday 28 October with John Nicholas
We're kicking off our FREE weekly Facebook Live concert series for care homes with one of our favourite Welsh Live Music Now musicians. Edgy, soulful & heartfelt, this is the music of Live Music Now musician John Nicholas. Hailing from the town of Bridgend, South Wales, he writes music based on real life, real, relatable situations. Expect original material and the reworking of old favorites. Acoustic guitar, piano and loop pedal. This concert is made possible with support from Arts Council Wales.
 
2pm Wednesday 4 November with Boubakiki
Boubakiki is a duo of saxophone (Joe Steele) and handpan (Rosie Bergonzi). For their unusual combination of instruments, Joe and Rosie mostly play material devised themselves. They also play innovative arrangements of existing pieces. Made possible with support from City Bridge Trust.
 
2pm Wednesday 11 November with Simon Robinson
Simon Robinson is a folk musician, music educator and workshop leader from Yorkshire, who plays a wide repertoire of music, ranging from American mountain songs and ballads, British folk songs and blues and spirituals. Made possible with support from The Whitaker Trust.
 
2pm Wednesday 18 November with Filkin's Drift

What do the middle ages, weaving rhythms and British folk traditions have in common? They all have a home in the capable hands of Filkin’s Drift.  As “exquisite tune playing” and “irresistible grooves” combine, Seth and Chris’ diverse musical influences come together to create a truly unique fiddle and guitar sound. In this Facebook live concert from Birmingham, the duo will perform both original and traditional folk tunes. Made possible with support from The Eveson Charitable Trust. www.filkinsdrift.com

 

2pm Wednesday 25 November with Edward Robinson and Rachel Fright

Join pianist, Rachel Fright and baritone, Edward Robinson for an afternoon of art song, opera and operetta. Rachel and Edward met during their studies at The Royal Northern College of Music and regularly perform across the country. Since lockdown they have created a number of online resources and videos but they are especially excited to be able to perform together again for their first live concert of the last 6 months!  Made possible with support from The Eveson Charitable Trust. www.EdwardRobinsonBaritone.com

 

2pm Wednesday 2 December with Bowreed

Bowreed are Fred Holden (fiddle) and Ben Trott (guitar). They are a dynamic fiddle and guitar duo, specialising in music from Ireland and Scotland. Their approach to traditional music is progressive and exciting, taking influence from a multitude of genres. Their live sound is as driving as it is sensitive, creating a sound that combines authenticity with modernity. Made possible with support from LMN South West. www.bowreed.co.uk

 

2pm Wednesday 9 December with Michael Blanchfield

Michael Blanchfield is a pianist, arranger, musical director and collaborator from Hertfordshire with an ever-growing passion for jazz music. Since graduating from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in 2019, he has become an integral member of the Cardiff and South Wales music scenes, playing both solo and in groups across genres from disco to pop to contemporary classical. This concert is made possible with support from Arts Council Wales.

 

2pm Wednesday 16 December with Conor Lamb and Deirdre Galway

Founding members of Réalta and Music In The Glen, Deirdre Galway and Conor Lamb present an exciting mix of Irish traditional music and song performed on uilleann pipes, whistles and guitars. Join them for some ceol and craic live from their home in Belfast. Made possible with support with Arts Council Northern Ireland. www.realtamusic.com  www.musicitg.com

 

2pm Wednesday 23 December with Chris Webb

Join us for a special Christmas singalong concert with Chris Webb!
Chris has been performing with Live Music Now for nearly 3 years. He plays upbeat singalongs in care homes, hospices and hospitals and also helps run workshops in SEND schools. When not working for Live Music Now Chris writes and releases his own original music and is hoping to release his 7th album this coming spring 2021. This concert is made possible with support from Arts Council Wales.

2pm Wednesday 30 December with Alis Huws

Newly appointed Official Harpist to HRH The Prince of Wales, Alis Huws is a freelance soloist and chamber musician. She has played for the Royal Family on several occasions  and given performances across Europe and the Far East. This concert is made possible with support from Arts Council Wales. www.alishuws.com

 

2pm Wednesday 6 January with Dovetail Trio

Presenting England's traditional songs with a bold and fresh approach, The Dovetail Trio explores familiar narratives with infectious energy and a passion for musical heritage. With Rosie Hood: Vocals, Jamie Roberts: Guitar/Vocals and Matt Quinn: Duet Concertina/ Vocals.  www.dovetailtrio.com/

 

2pm Wednesday 13 January with Chris Webb

Chris has been performing with Live Music Now for nearly 3 years. He plays upbeat singalongs in care homes, hospices and hospitals and also helps run workshops in SEND schools. When not working for Live Music Now Chris writes and releases his own original music and is hoping to release his 7th album this coming spring 2021.

2pm Wednesday 20 January with Sam Rodwell

Award-winning classical guitarist and graduate of The Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, Sam's love of chamber music has led him to perform with many different ensembles, covering repertoire from the renaissance to the 21st century. www.samrodwell.com

 

2pm Wednesday 27 January with Maryann McDonnell

Maryann McDonnell is a singer and songwriter from Co. Donegal. She performs a collection of popular Folk and Jazz tunes on guitar as well as original compositions under the artist name ‘Neptune M.’. Maryann has just completed the recording of her debut EP, Perspective, which will be released in January 2021. This concert is made possible with support from Arts Council Northern Ireland. neptunem.com/

 

2pm Wednesday 3 February with Mishra
Mishra are a Sheffield-based global folk duo, drawing on their unique base of influences that encompasses folk music of the UK and America, Indian classical music, and soul to create a surprisingly accessible sound that audiences instantly connect to. Between the two of them, Kate Griffin and Ford Collier create a rich texture from their array of instruments: Irish low whistle, banjo, Indian tabla, dobro, African calabash, and guitar, all of which provide a vibrant backdrop to Kate’s striking vocals. This concert is made possible with support from The Whitaker Trust.

 

2pm Wednesday 10 February with Campana Duo
Campana Duo are passionate about bringing classical music to all. Catherine Hare (flute) and Emma Purslow (violin/viola) will bring their passion to this special Valentine’s inspired concert to get you in the mood for love. This concert is made possible with support from The Whitaker Trust.
 
2pm Wednesday 17 February with Louis McTeggart
Louis McTeggart is a Northern Irish guitarist and singer / songwriter whose performances have been described as having 'Great emotion, real passion, fantastic stuff' and 'Jeff Buckley-esque pop/folk'. He performs a varied repertoire of covers, including the likes of Johnny Cash and classic Irish ballads. This concert is made possible with support from Arts Council Northern Ireland.
 
2pm Wednesday 24 February with Edward Leung
Edward Leung is an International concert pianist and graduate of Princeton University and Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Edward has performed with orchestras worldwide and is an avid chamber musician and educator. This concert is made possible with support from Eveson Charitable Trust.
 
2pm Wednesday 3 March with Cainc

Join us for this special St David’s Day Concert with Welsh folk duo Cainc with Llinos Emanuel (vocal) and Twm Dylan (guitar). Cainc explore Welsh traditional repertoire in a way that everyone can enjoy. Llinos sings and Twm accompanies on guitar as they take the audience through Wales’ lesser known traditions and hidden musical gems. Be prepared sing along, learn a bit of Welsh, but most importantly, have fun! This concert is made possible with support from City Bridge Trust.

 

2pm Wednesday 10 March with Lise Vandersmissen

Lise Vandersmissen is an award-winning Belgian harpist based in London. Lise performs in solo and chamber music concerts across the world. In this Facebook livestream, she’ll perform a varied programme of both original compositions and her own arrangements. This concert is made possible with support from City Bridge Trust. www.lisevandersmissen.com

 

2pm Wednesday 17 March with Conor and Deirdre
Join us for this special St. Patrick's Day celebration of traditional Irish music!

Founding members of Réalta and Music In The Glen, Deirdre Galway and Conor Lamb present an exciting mix of Irish traditional music and song performed on uilleann pipes, whistles and guitars. Join them for some ceol and craic live from their home in Belfast. This concert is made possible with support from Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Derry City and Strabane District Council and the Dept for Communities www.realtamusic.com www.musicitg.com

 

2pm Wednesday 24 March with Borges Machado

Join Borges Machado for a vibrant concert as they perform music from their homeland of Brazil. André Borges plays the saxophone, flute and handmade wind instruments and Fernando Machado plays the guitar, cavaquinho (small Portuguese guitar) and percussion. Get ready to tap your feet and move to their traditional Brazilian folk songs and some of their own pieces. This concert is made possible with support from City Bridge Trust. www.fernando-machado.com/borges-machado

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

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