Live Music Now Scotland at Leuchie

An innovative music initiative, founded by violin virtuoso Yehudi Menuhin, is bringing the joy of live music to guests at short break care centre, Leuchie House.

Live Music Now Scotland (LMNS) works with talented young professional musicians to offer performances to people who rarely, if ever, have the opportunity to experience live music.

Over the next few months, people with long-term conditions on a short respite break at Leuchie House will be able to enjoy Leuchie Live Recitals, a series of participatory concerts organised by LMNS. The performances have been made possible thanks to funding secured by Live Music Now Scotland from a generous individual donor.

The series kicked off on Thursday with Sirocco Winds, an up-and-coming Glasgow-based wind ensemble, whose credits include performances with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Royal Scottish National Orchestra. The vibrant threesome delighted Leuchie guests with a versatile mix of trio standards and their own personal arrangements.

Next in the series will be traditional Scottish singer Ainsley Hamill and pianist Alistair Paterson who will perform for Leuchie guests on 30 December.

Leuchie House Chief Executive Mairi O’Keefe said: “We are thrilled to be able to work with Live Music Now to bring this great series of live recitals to Leuchie. One of the great things about Leuchie House is that we can reconnect our guests with activities and passions they may no longer be able to participate in. Music is something that can bring pleasure to so many people yet for a lot of our guests getting to a live concert is often not an option. So to be able to bring the performance to them is a real joy.”

Carol Main, Director of Live Music Now Scotland: “Live Music Now Scotland is very excited about the new partnership with Leuchie House. It gives the musicians who are part of the scheme the opportunity to engage with new audiences through their top quality musicianship and exceptional communication skills in an inspirational setting, encouraged and supported by remarkably inspiring people.”

 “It has been my dream to bring music back into the lives of those people whose lives are especially prone to stress and suffering... so that it might comfort, heal and bring delight.” Yehudi Menuhin, Live Music Now founder

8 December 2015