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.

Catherine Tinney and Luc McNally | Gaelic concert

BBC Scotland Young Traditional Musician of the Year finalists 2019 Catherine Tinney and Luc McNally have recorded a special concert of traditional songs in Gaelic for National Galleries of Scotland. The musical selection has been inspired by the Gaelic landscapes and portraits in the collection. Catherine and Luc are part of Live Music Now Scotland’s network of performers.

 

Maxwell/Lightbody/Smith | Inspired by Music of Cinema

To coincide with the opening of our Ray Harryhausen exhibition, jazz trio Maxwell/Lightbody/Smith have recorded a special concert inspired by the music of cinema. Cameron Maxwell (double bass), Rachel Lightbody (vocals), and Conor Smith (guitar) perform a selection of songs made famous by jazz legends. They are part of Live Music Now Scotland’s network of performers.

 

Edith Tudor-Hart & Owen Logan Alfredda Brilliant Sculpting Paul Robeson, London Photographed about 1939 © held jointly by Peter Suschitzky, Julia Donat & Misha Donat
Andy Warhol Marilyn Monroe 1962 © 2018 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by DACS, London. 2018.

Celtic Pacifica | Dementia-Friendly Concert: Inspired Moonlight

Live Music Now Scotland’s duo Celtic Pacifica - soprano Rebecca Murphy and pianist Jia Ning Ng - have recorded a specially commissioned concert responding to moonlit artworks in the NGS collection. This concert is for all to enjoy but has been created particularly for those living with dementia, their families, supporters and carers in mind.

 

Siannie Moodie | Inspired by Paintings of Iona

Clarsach player and singer Siannie Moodie has recorded a special concert for National Galleries of Scotland. Inspired by paintings of the island of Iona in the collection, Siannie performs a selection of original compositions and traditional Scottish and Irish tunes. She is part of Live Music Now Scotland’s network of performers.

 

Cordes en Ciel | Inspired by Phoebe Anna Traquair

In this special concert for National Galleries of Scotland, early music duo Cordes En Ciel perform a selection of sixteenth and seventeenth century compositions chosen in response to the Celtic Revival work of Scottish artist Phoebe Anna Traquair. Cordes en Ciel are Estonian lutenist/soprano Kristiina Watt and French/American soprano Héloïse Bernard. They are part of Live Music Now Scotland’s network of performers.

 

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.