In the second of our visits to Live Music Now: Free Fringe Music, singer Hannah Rarity and guitarist Luc McNally performed a varied selection of traditional songs and tunes. During the more upbeat songs the large audience needed very little encouragement to sing along, as they did enthusiastically with the chorus of Tae the Beggin’… Continue reading Hannah Rarity & Luc McNally | Live Music Now Scotland
Live Music Now is a musical outreach charity set up by Yehudi Menuhin after he saw first-hand the ‘uplifting and transformative effect that music can have’. The Scottish branch, directed by Carol Main, allows talented emerging artists to give hundreds of performances all over the country to a wide range of audiences who wouldn’t normally… Continue reading Ainsley Hamill & Alistair Paterson | Live Music Now Scotland
On art to make your soul grow It’s a bright, clear day in Manchester’s Media City where I meet Gary and Gemma, not far from where they both work as orchestral musicians for the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra. However we’re not here to talk about their day job, but their passion project which introduces brand new… Continue reading The Vonnegut Collective
On his new single 'Colour'. Shaun Redlake is a guitarist, singer and songwriter based in Manchester. He describes his sound as 'happy fingerstyle pop', but when he talks about his influences they range from soul and funk to musical theatre. The artists he has collaborated and performed with are equally as versatile, including the Manchester-based… Continue reading Shaun Redlake
On their namesake and the representation of women in classical music. The Maconchy Quartet is a string quartet with an agenda: to promote the music of Elizabeth Maconchy and integrate her back into the canon of celebrated British composers. Their first violinist, Maren Bosma, is also currently setting up her own festival aimed at furthering… Continue reading The Maconchy Quartet
On his upcoming debut album, 'Future Relics'. Kevin Cahill has a lot to say. Not only while we chat in a busy Hackney coffee shop about his upcoming debut album – but musically too. A classically trained guitarist from Airdrie in Scotland, his music taste is varied and far reaching, including everything from rock to… Continue reading Kevin Cahill
On their sound, and why they won't put a label on it. The cultural melting pot of Manchester city centre is where Kabantu, meaning ‘of the people’, were first formed. They may have only been playing together for a few years but they are no strangers to success. Winners of the prestigious Royal Over-Seas League… Continue reading Kabantu
Behind every performance there are stories to tell. We talk to musicians from all over the U.K. about their experiences, ideas and influences so that you can get more out of their music. Keep your eyes peeled for our first featured artists!