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Live Music Now at the Royal Society of Medicine – 16 November 2015: A perspective from Evan Dawson, LMN’s Executive Director

Monday 30th November 2015

I believe music should play a greater role in society, for the greater good of everyone.  During the past five years, the team at Live Music Now have regularly consulted with leading academics and doctors. We wanted to ensure that the latest research about… [read more]


Live Music Now North East – Auditions for New Musicians

Monday 23rd November 2015

  "Live Music Now showed me ways of being and possibilities for myself as a musician that continue to have an impact on me on a daily basis. They led me to a new understanding of my role as a musician, my relationship with… [read more]


Experts gather to discuss evidence for the use of music interventions in neurological disorders in older people

Tuesday 10th November 2015

Experts in the field of neurology, psychology, rehabilitation and music therapy will gather at the Royal Society of Medicine in London on Monday 16 November to discuss the use of music interventions in older people with conditions including stroke, dementia, brain injuries and motor disorders. … [read more]


Gillian Green MBE awarded the Bryn Terfel Foundation Wales Care Award for Promoting the Arts in Social Care

Tuesday 10th November 2015

  At Live Music Now, we welcome any opportunity to celebrate the unstoppable, inimitable and graceful prowess of Gillian Green. As you all probably know, Gillian founded and led the Welsh branch of LMN 25 years ago, bringing music to thousands of children and older… [read more]


Live Music Now welcomes three new groups to Northern England

Friday 23rd October 2015

Live Music Now is pleased to welcome three new ensembles to the branches in Northern England. 'The groups are very different in style but they all have the vital combination of outstanding musical ability and excellent communication skills that LMN musicians need to engage… [read more]


Profile: Kabantu

Friday 23rd October 2015

LMN North West ensemble Kabantu (formerly Project Jam Sandwich) is a dynamic collaboration of instruments and genres, adding their stamp to folk music from all over the globe. This impressive line-up of violin, cello, guitar, double bass and percussion includes BBC Young Musician of… [read more]


Hand in Hand with Songs and Scones

Friday 23rd October 2015

Thanks to D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust, LMN’s South East branch has completed a series of 10 Songs and Scones concerts, for older people living in London, in order to improve wellbeing and tackle social isolation. Working in partnership with a range of care organizations… [read more]


Songs from Above and Below

Friday 23rd October 2015

“It was so different…….becoming part of the story ..I’ve never been involved in something like that before in my life” Care Home Resident participating in Songs from Above and Below John McLeod is an inspiration. Having turned 80 in 2014, he remains one of the… [read more]


Traditional Tunes for Tiny People

Wednesday 30th September 2015

After being awarded funding from Creative Scotland Youth Music Initiative, Live Music Now Scotland was delighted to be able to develop ‘Traditional Tunes for Tiny People’.     The project, which first piloted in 2011, exposes babies and infants to traditional Scottish songs… [read more]


Calling all care homes and music leaders - please complete our Choir in Every Care Home survey!

Tuesday 29th September 2015

A Choir in Every Care Home is an exciting new initiative to explore how singing could feature regularly in care homes across the country. Please help us to achieve this vision! We have created two surveys: to gather views about music in care homes and… [read more]

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