Luminate: Live Music Now Scotland celebrates 30 years

In 2014, Live Music Now Scotland – an organisation that promotes the work of stellar young artists – celebrates its 30th birthday. A blazing trail of commissions has followed in the charity’s wake.

In recognition of these three decades’ achievements, Delphian has taken a snapshot of LMN’s activity, itself a miniature picture of the wider cultural endeavours taking place in Scotland. Some of the country’s shining young artists have recorded recent works commissioned or co-commissioned by LMN, including several works developed in conjunction with innovative community projects.

A broad canvas of activity, flecked with intriguing and beautiful details.

"Lots of Celtic influences, astringently reimagined and atmospheric."

"it works very well actually, it’s a lovely showcase."

"The sheer quality of the work produced in the name of LMNS rings through this CD, with music from McGuire, Sweeney, Nicolson and Geddes, and committed playing from Wildings, the Astrid Quartet and others, reflecting the commitment. More of this anon."

"It’s a fascinating snapshot of contemporary classical music in Scotland...serves to highlight the breadth of LMNS’s reach, as well as the supple creativity of the organisation’s young musicians."


"beautifully performed"


Producer: Paul Baxter
Recording venue(s): Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh [songs]; Chapel of Loretto School, Musselburgh [duo, quartet]; Gran’s House Studio, South Lanarkshire [Wildings]
Recording dates: 2 & 4 December 2014 [songs]; 14 & 23 December 2014 [duo, quartet]; July 2013 & March 2014 [Wildings]
Physical format: Jewel case
Number of discs: 1
Number of tracks: 18
Total playing time: 1:14:41
First UK release date: 6 April 2015
Album ID: DCD34153

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