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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]


What difference can music really make for children with learning difficulties? Live Music Now's annual conference at Royal Society of Medicine

Monday 13th February 2017

Experts in the fields of music, education, neurology, psychiatry and psychology gathered at conference hosted by Live Music Now at the Royal Society of Medicine in London on Monday 28 November to examine the current evidence for the value and impact of music… [read more]


Live Music Now celebrates its 40th birthday in 2017

Monday 30th January 2017

      Live Music Now was founded in 1977 by Yehudi Menuhin (below) and his great friend Ian Stouzker CBE, who has remained its Chairman throughout. During this time, we have selected, trained and supported thousands of professional musicians, and delivered more than 70,000… [read more]


Live Music Now on the lookout for talented Welsh Musicians

Monday 30th January 2017

  Talented early career musicians in Wales are being given the opportunity to join a renowned training and development scheme which provides regular performance opportunities, and follow in the footsteps of celebrated Alumni such as Tim Rhys Evans (MD of Only Boys Aloud/Only… [read more]


LMN Scotland Celebrates Robert Burns with a foot-stomping concert

Monday 30th January 2017

Live Music Now Scotland musicians enjoyed a fantastic day at the National Museum of Scotland, as part of the celebrations for Burns Unbound. Crowds got to enjoy foot-stomping live music from Aonach Mòr, Jeana Leslie, Adam Brown and Barluath. The concert was compèred by BBC… [read more]


LMN Scotland receives nomination for best community/education project

Monday 30th January 2017

  Live Music Now Scotland is delighted to have been nominated for an award for a special musical commission by the composer John McLeod CBE. ‘Songs from Above and Below’ was shortlisted in the category of Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Award for… [read more]


“Are we beyond bingo now?”

Wednesday 21st December 2016

A personal account of the 2016 Art of Good Health and Wellbeing conference in Sydney by Evan Dawson, Executive Director of Live Music Now   On Friday 18 November 2016, I travelled to Australia, to present the work of Live Music Now to the… [read more]

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