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South Yorkshire SEN Schools Programme

Monday 27th July 2015

Live Music Now’s North East branch has a thriving programme of work with SEN schools in Doncaster, Sheffield, Rotherham and Barnsley. This year, our musicians will deliver over 80 sessions and reach more than 1,000 young people who attend a wide range of non-mainstream… [read more]


Sing Me A New Song

Tuesday 21st July 2015

  This Friday, four of Glasgow’s community choirs will team up with Live Music Now Scotland musicians for an open air evening of song. The concert marks the finale to a songwriting project called ‘Sing Me a New Song’, where a local choir has spent… [read more]


LMN musicians on the road - Triptych tour SEN schools in the South West

Monday 29th June 2015

Performing concerts for young people in special schools has been a core LMN activity from the outset, enabling thousands of pupils to enjoy professional live music, many for the first time. The challenge for LMN groups is to adapt their performance to suit the… [read more]


What is an LMN musician?

Monday 29th June 2015

  When LMN was founded by Yehudi Menuhin and Ian Stoutzker in the late 1970’s, the trajectory of a successful professional musician was very different to the portfolio careers that are so commonplace in the industry these days. Outreach work was in its… [read more]


A ‘week in the life’ of harpist Llywelyn Ifan Jones

Monday 29th June 2015

Harpist Llywelyn Ifan Jones joined Live Music Now in 2014. In the following report of his recent tour of venues in Vale of Glamorgan we get a glimpse of the challenges and the rewards of performing as a musician with Live Music Now. My first… [read more]


Gillian Green : a life in music, recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours

Wednesday 17th June 2015

Gillian Green with Yehudi Menuhin on the occasion of his 80th birthday We are delighted that Gillian Green has been awarded an MBE in recognition of her 25 years leading Live Music Now in Wales. "In 1990, Yehudi Menuhin and I sought to… [read more]


LMN musicians at Alder Hey Children's Hospital

Tuesday 26th May 2015

LMN musicians are currently working on a demanding and ambitious year-long residency project at Alder Hey Children's Hospital (Liverpool). They are being mentored by experienced LMN alumna Georgina Aasgaard. She met up recently with LMN Strategic Director Karen Irwin to talk about her time with… [read more]


Profile: Louis McTeggart

Tuesday 26th May 2015

LMN Singer/songwriter Louis McTeggart joined the scheme in Northern Ireland last year. He met up with our John Leighton to discuss his adventures and experiences with us, so far... How did you find the audition process? The audition was actually one of the hardest… [read more]


Bumper intake of new LMN musicians in Wales

Tuesday 26th May 2015

LMN Wales have accepted 17 wonderful musicians (in eight ensembles) onto the scheme. The 2015 auditions, held over two days at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, attracted young professional musicians from a wide range of genres. The musicians, who attended an… [read more]


LMN musicians on the wards at RUH, Bath

Tuesday 26th May 2015

On 8 May, LMN cellist Beatrice Newman and harpist Bethan Semmens visited the Royal United Hospital in Bath. Our Executive Director Evan Dawson went along to see them in action, and to meet the people behind the arts programme there (entitled 'Art at the Heart').… [read more]

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