Live Music Now

Missing our regular live music programme? Over the coming weeks, we are delighted to be able to share with you a series of pre-recorded concerts direct from the homes of some of our regular performers, brought to you by our partners Live Music Now Scotland.

These special concerts have been commissioned by the National Galleries of Scotland in response to artworks in the collection.

Evening concert (classical guitar): Rome Sunset, David Roberts

In this specially commissioned recital, Live Music Now classical guitarist Jacopo Lazzaretti  performs a selection of eighteenth and nineteenth century pieces for guitar inspired by David Roberts’ spectacular 1856 painting Rome: Sunset from the Convent of Sant' Onofrio on the Janiculum. Now based in Scotland Jacopo is a native of Rome and regularly plays solo and ensemble concerts in Scotland, Italy and beyond.


Evening concert (Scottish trad.): The Storm, McTaggart (Year of Coasts and Waters)

In this specially commissioned recital, Live Music Now voice and guitar duo Josie Duncan and Hamish Macleod play traditional Scottish songs and tunes that have been selected to respond to one of our most popular artworks: The Storm by William McTaggart.


Dementia-friendly concert

Live Music Now: Iona Fyfe and Luc McNally

Inspired by artworks featuring rainbows in the National Gallery’s collection, join traditional musicians Iona Fyfe and Luc McNally from Live Music Now Scotland in this relaxed and intimate concert recorded in their own front rooms. This performance is for all to enjoy, but has been created particularly for those living with dementia, their families, supporters and carers in mind.


26 May 2020