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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]


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]

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