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Rising stars perform morning concerts in the Usher Hall

Tuesday 8th September 2015

Last Monday the Edinburgh Festival came to an official close with an impressive Fireworks Concert from Edinburgh Castle that was seen across the city, marking the end of another packed programme of theatre, dance, music and comedy. The culture didn’t disappear overnight though. The morning… [read more]


Profile: Will Pound and Henry Webster

Tuesday 25th August 2015

Our intrepid volunteer Rebecca Williams caught up with harmonica, melodean player and three-time BBC Radio 2 Folk Musician of the Year nominee Will Pound and award-winning fiddle player Henry Webster at a recent LMN performance in the foyer of University College Hospital, London.  … [read more]


Musical medicine is a win-win for patients and staff at Morriston Renal Ward

Tuesday 25th August 2015

Live Music Now Wales has recently started a residency on the renal dialysis ward at Morriston Hospital, Swansea. The regular sessions are held once a month, featuring a variety of duos and soloists from the scheme in Wales, covering a range of musical genres.… [read more]


Live Music Now Wales musicians perform at North Wales International Music Festival 2015

Tuesday 25th August 2015

The 43rd North Wales International Music Festival at St Asaph Cathedral takes place this autumn, between September 26 and October 3, with a launch concert on September 20. A highlight in the Welsh and International music calendar, LMN Wales has long been involved in… [read more]


The ‘ripple’ effect of live music in hospital wards

Tuesday 25th August 2015

“It was very touching to see how the music effects relationships between the patient, their loved one/carer and ward staff; it acts as a bridge that brings people together and captures a fleeting moment that can then stay with everyone for a long time… [read more]


A Choir in Every Care Home - the story so far

Tuesday 25th August 2015

Our national initiative to explore how singing and music could be made available in all of the UK’s care homes is gathering pace. It is supported by the Baring Foundation, and led by Live Music Now, in partnership with Sound Sense and the Sidney De… [read more]


Live Music Now Wales and Scotland musicians perform Songs from Above and Below

Wednesday 12th August 2015

This month, Live Music Now is thrilled to unveil new works that were written as part of the ongoing ‘Composing With Care’ project. It’s a simple concept, where our musicians go into care homes for older people, talk with the residents, then professional composers use… [read more]


The Dorothy Parkinson Memorial Award – Harrogate Festival

Tuesday 28th July 2015

Chloe Saywell (soprano) and Stephenie Leung (piano) at Harrogate Festival 2015   On the 23rd July 2015, LMN soprano Chloe Saywell and pianist Stephenie Leung performed as part of Harrogate International Festival's Young Musician Series. The concert was held at St Wilfrid’s Church and the… [read more]


2015 Music Makers - LMN in SEND schools in Ealing

Tuesday 28th July 2015

With funding from John Lyon’s Charity LMN's South East branch is delivering a three year project that aims to offer children with SEND a better quality of life through sustained involvement in music making and have a lasting impact on both their musical education as… [read more]


Profile: Jess Hall

Monday 27th July 2015

LMN North West musician Jess Hall joined LMN in 2014 with her violin duo partner Anna Brigham, both graduates of the Royal Northern College of Music.  This past year has been both an incredibly busy and inspiring one for Jess.  Karen Irwin, LMN’s Strategic… [read more]

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