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NEW Facebook Live Concerts for Schools and Families - Thursdays at 2pm

Friday 22nd January 2021 3:37PM

Live Music Now Facebook Live concerts for Schools & Families at home Every Thursday at 2pm Free online concerts for care homes featuring Live Music Now musicians Live Music Now provides music sessions for thousands of school children every year. Join us on our Facebook page every Thursday at 2pm for online concerts performed live for early years and... [read more]

Live Music Now continues in schools during lockdown

Thursday 14th January 2021 7:54PM

‘Pupils should continue to have access to a quality arts education’. (DfE ‘Restricting attendance during the national lockdown: Guidance for all schools in England’ Jan 2021). Live Music Now musicians have successfully delivered online music workshops and bespoke recordings for special schools and families over the past few mon... [read more]

Doorstep Concerts help beat winter blues in Wales

Friday 18th December 2020 5:29PM

  Doorstep Concerts help beat the winter blues in Wales! from Live Music Now on Vimeo Whilst 2020 has been a difficult year for everyone, the live music industries have been one of the hardest hit sectors, with both indoor and outdoor public performances in Wales still to be given the go-ahead. One music charity however has been thinking outside... [read more]

Alex Garden: A Musician's Life in Pandemic

Friday 11th December 2020 2:29PM

It seems very strange to look back to a time, not that long ago, when travelling around in a van packed with PA equipment and encouraging strangers to dance together at gigs and ceilidhs not only felt normal but one could get paid to do it! Having recently completed an album inspired by unusual words like Sonder (the realisation that each passerby is li... [read more]

Joseph Cavalli-Price: A Musicians' Life in Pandemic

Tuesday 8th December 2020 1:16AM

  2020 was looking like an immensely exciting and bustling year filled with wonderful trips and performances. Concerts in Hampton Court Palace, a week long tour to Japan, a trip to Ireland with the Cardiff Arms Park Male Choir and the culmination of my four year undergraduate degree at the Royal Welsh College of Music not to mention the commenceme... [read more]

LMN musicians take the show on the road - performing outside care homes across the country

Saturday 5th December 2020 4:48AM

They say there's no such thing as bad weather, only poor clothing. LMN musicians across the country are layering up as they safely deliver outdoor concerts for those living in care. Let's keep the music going! Contact your local branch or email wellbeing@livemusicnow.org.uk to arrange a concert today!   Had a fantastic day performing for... [read more]

Why are Live Music Now musicians doing victory laps around their living room?

Friday 27th November 2020 4:00PM

Featured in photo from top left, clockwise: Nadine Benjamin, John Kelly, Gary Day, Suzy Willson, Uchenna Ngwe Live Music Now's annual Musicians’ Practice Forum moved online this year with two days of guest speakers and breakout sessions taking place Wednesday 25 November and Thursday 26 November 2020. Attendees met with other LMN musicians,... [read more]

Live Music Now Scotland warmly invites you to join in our St. Andrew's Day Celebrations!

Thursday 26th November 2020 12:29PM

  To mark Scotland’s national day, held on the 30th November, Live Music Now Scotland are thrilled to be taking part in #ScotlandIsNow’s Winter Festival, a Celebration of Connection, in partnership with the Scottish Government. Artists from Live Music Now Scotland will be sharing online performances for all to enjoy in Scotland and fa... [read more]

Keeping the Music Going in Care with the Musical Care Taskforce

Tuesday 24th November 2020 11:55AM

The following meeting summary was written by Douglas Noble, LMN Strategic Director for Wellbeing and Grace Meadows, Music for Dementia Programme Director, Co-chairs of the Musical Care Taskforce The Musical Care Taskforce The Musical Care Taskforce aims to support and grow the use of meaningful person -centered musical care for people living with dem... [read more]

Invitation to develop a new website and CRM for Live Music Now Scotland

Monday 23rd November 2020 6:16PM

  An invitation to develop and deliver a new website and CRM for Live Music Now Scotland, with all work completed for launch by April 2021. Live Music Now Scotland’s mission is to bring high quality live music to people throughout Scotland, particularly those who would otherwise not have access to its transforming benefits and ability to e... [read more]

A Musician's Life in Pandemic: the series

Saturday 21st November 2020 4:30PM

Live Music Now musicians have been chronicling their pandemic experiences in our diary series.   “2020 is going to be a big year for Calan. 2020 was looking like a promising year for us as a band. It kicked off on 1st of March with one of the most thrilling performances of my career to date; Calan in concert with the BBC National Orchestra... [read more]

Bringing Carnegie Hall´s Lullaby Project to the North West: A Podcast

Sunday 15th November 2020 12:19PM

An image from Carnegie Hall's 'The Lullaby Project' in New York Live Music Now is excited to be in the initial stages of becoming a partner with the Lullaby Project; pairing LMN musicians with pregnant women and new mothers and fathers to write and sing personal lullabies for their babies, supporting maternal health, aiding childhood develo... [read more]

BABY WEEK 2020! Supporting families in North West England - a new partnership with "Improving Me"

Sunday 15th November 2020 12:06PM

Live Music Now North West is delighted to be working with Cheshire and Merseyside Women and Children’s Partnership “Improving Me” in response to the Covid 19 pandemic and the need for new ways to support families in lockdown. As part of the response, Live Music Now musicians will be making a collection of videos for families, using th... [read more]

Free live music concerts for shielding or isolated adults in Wales

Tuesday 10th November 2020 1:27AM

  Are you or do you know someone who is shielding or isolated at home in Wales due to the pandemic? Would you appreciate a FREE live music concert with professional musicians just for you in the comfort of your own home? Live Music Now Wales is pleased to be able to offer virtual live music performances through Zoom to people across Wales who ha... [read more]

Live Music Now NI offers interactive, online music sessions for children and young people with additional needs

Monday 9th November 2020 12:40PM

  Does your child or teenager love music? Are you looking for an activity that they’ll really enjoy and will enhance their focus and musical skills? The Northern Ireland branch of Live Music Now is offering a free 8 week programme for children with additional needs and their carer/family comprising weekly music sessions.  The sessions... [read more]

Tom Hawthorn: A Musician's Life in Pandemic

Friday 6th November 2020 3:44PM

On March 4th 2020, I was sat on a plane on the way to Manilla, Philippines, to play for a wedding with my band Back Chat Brass. We were all looking forward to a few days away, having just completed two busy months of education work, where we had been working with children in Darlington primary schools. We had a few days booked either side of the weddin... [read more]

Live Music in Care: FREE Facebook Live Concerts every Wednesday at 2pm

Monday 26th October 2020 5:38PM

                    Live Music in Care on FACEBOOK LIVE Every Wednesday at 2pm Free online concerts for care homes featuring Live Music Now musicians Live Music Now provides music sessions for thousands of older people every year. Join us on our Facebook page every Wednesday at 2pm for onlin... [read more]

Live Music Now Scotland begins a project with care homes, focusing on urban sounds from the natural world

Friday 23rd October 2020 12:43PM

LMN Scotland singers Hannah Rarity, Iona Fyfe and Josie Duncan During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have seen the older people in our communities become more isolated than ever, with many finding themselves totally disconnected from their families and friends. We wanted to create a project that could bring social connection and joy during this most difficu... [read more]

Keep Making Music! Covid-safe music sessions for schools, in-person and online

Tuesday 20th October 2020 9:22PM

  ‘All pupils should have access to a quality arts education’ (DfE Guidance for full opening: schools, Aug 2020). Following latest government guidelines and research, we are delivering live sessions for schools, both in-person and online.   We have taken steps to ensure that all our musicians comply with arrangements for... [read more]

Live Music Now concerts return to schools!

Tuesday 20th October 2020 9:10PM

Live Music Now musicians are returning to schools to perform live, following school guidance and LMN’s new Covid-secure protocol for music sessions. Yorkshire based folk group, The Dovetail Trio, were the first LMN group to perform a concert in a school since March.  The concert launched a major new partnership with Riverside School in Goole... [read more]