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Emerging composer explores memory and nostalgia after being awarded the 2016/17 Kimie Composition Prize

Thursday 18th May 2017

A young composer has been awarded £1000 from Live Music Now Scotland to write music that will be performed in care homes for the elderly. The funding support was given as part of the charity’s ongoing desire to commission brand new classical music, and… [read more]


LMN Wales celebrates Live Music Now's 40th Anniversary with a 10 hour Harpathon!

Tuesday 16th May 2017

Royal Harpist Anne Denholm. Photo Credit: Tom Porteous Music lovers in the Capital are in for a real treat on Saturday 20th May, when the Welsh national instrument is celebrated with 10 hours of free music by some of the best harpists… [read more]


The Libor Concerts

Monday 15th May 2017

We are delighted to announce this ambitious new UK-wide project, funded by the Chancellor using LIBOR funds. Live Music Now will provide 700 interactive concerts for veterans of the armed forces and their dependents, all around the UK.   During World War II, violinist… [read more]


Thousands of local school children to put their Jazz hands on with Live Music Now

Tuesday 18th April 2017

  Leading music charity Live Music Now is undertaking a mammoth outreach programme to over 4,000 local schoolchildren as part of the build up to this year's City of Derry Jazz and Big Band Festival. Delivering half hour interactive sessions of jazz music,… [read more]


Calling talented young musicians in Northern Ireland

Tuesday 18th April 2017

  Live Music Now, the leading musicians’ development charity, is looking for talented young musicians to audition for a place on its prestigious scheme, which counts leading musicians David Lyttle, Gerard McChrystal and Lorna Henry among its alumni. Musicians of all genres, including jazz,… [read more]


Menuhin’s Violin – National Lottery grant awarded to Live Music Now

Thursday 30th March 2017

  “Menuhin’s Violin” is a groundbreaking new project from Live Music Now for schools in Devon.  It is being made possible by National Lottery players through a £15,700 grant from the  Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). Led by musicians from Live Music Now, composer Richard… [read more]


LMN Scotland Wraps up the 'Belt it Oot Bute!' Songwriting Project with School Pupils in Rothesay

Wednesday 15th March 2017

Photo credit: Dorothy McDonald   Beautiful music was made on the Isle of Bute earlier this week, in a concert that marked the successful end of a ten-week songwriting project. Back in January, the Live Music Now Scotland collective began working with… [read more]


2017 Auditions for LMN North West, North East & West Midlands - May 22 deadline for applications!

Thursday 2nd March 2017

  “Live Music Now has been a real asset to my experiences as a musician, offering me the opportunity to use my skills to communicate with audiences who are typically more difficult to reach - from a residency in a children's cancer ward to… [read more]


BRINGING MUSIC TO LIFE - Our Strategic Vision for 2017 - 2022

Friday 24th February 2017

Live music inspires and enriches life, but too many people are denied the opportunity to experience it.       We are delighted to launch our new Strategic Vision for Live Music Now, and the role that music can play in society.                Live Music Now was… [read more]


Over 60 musicians attend Live Music Now's first UK-wide Musicians' Practice Forum

Thursday 23rd February 2017

  Live Music Now held the first ever Musicians’ Practice Forum for LMN musicians across the UK on 30 January 2017, supported by Help Musicians UK and the Mayfield Valley Arts Trust.  

  Over sixty LMN musicians travelled to Cecil… [read more]

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