Lockdown Concerts | 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.

Graham Rorie and Seán Gray | Inspired by the art of The Glasgow Boys

Guitar and fiddle duo Seán Gray and Graham Rorie were specially commissioned to perform a selection of traditional Scottish songs. The songs were chosen in response to nineteenth century depictions of Scottish rural life by the artists known as The Glasgow Boys. Both very skilful players and composers of new tunes, Seán and Graham regularly play together as part of Live Music Now Scotland’s network of musicians. We were delighted to welcome them back to reinterpret National Galleries of Scotland’s artworks through music.

Dementia-friendly concert
Notes on a Stage | Inspired by images of summer

Responding to artworks in the National Galleries of Scotland’s collection on a summer theme, join musical duo Notes on a Stage - Soprano Amy Strachan and Pianist Daniel Silcock from Live Music Now Scotland in this specially commissioned concert recorded from their homes. Amy and Daniel both hail from Peterhead originally and have been performing together since they were at school. They are new to Live Music Now Scotland and this recital is their first since joining the organisation, their planned live performances having been cancelled.

This concert is for all to enjoy, but has been created particularly for those living with dementia, their families, supporters and carers in mind.

Jacopo Lazzaretti | A response to David Roberts’ Rome Sunset (1856)

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.

Josie Duncan and Hamish MacLeod | A response William McTaggart’s The Storm (1890)

In this specially commissioned recital, Live Music Now Scotland 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 (1890).

Dementia-friendly concert

Iona Fyfe and Luc McNally | Inspired by rainbow artworks

Inspired by artworks featuring rainbows in the National Galleries of Scotland’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