Who’s Who

Live Music Now Scotland Team

About Our Director

Carol Main MBE
Director (Live Music Now Scotland & Live Music Now International Development)
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Carol Main MBE is Director of Live Music Now Scotland and Live Music Now International Development. She is responsible for the overall management of the branch. She leads on the international development of Live Music Now for the UK, as well as the LMN International Co-operation Group, whose activities include exchange of artists with branches in Austria, France, Germany and the Netherlands, sharing best practice, supporting new and emerging branches in the network and raising the profile of the scheme internationally.

A graduate of the University of Edinburgh, having studied Music and English, Carol is a Board Member of Creative Scotland and a Governor of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, Chair of The Night With…, Vice-Chair of the Traditional Music Forum and a board member of the European Federation of National Youth Orchestras. Carol has also served on the boards of the Association of British Orchestras, Voluntary Arts Scotland and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, of which she was a director for almost 20 years. She is a past Chair of both Enterprise Music Scotland and Hebrides Ensemble. Carol also works as a freelance journalist, mainly as founding Classical Music Editor of The List, music critic for The Scotsman and a restaurant reviewer for The List Eating and Drinking Guide.

Carol was awarded an MBE for services to music in 2015.

Lesley-Ann Smith (full time)
General Manager
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Alison Fraser (part time – 2.5 days)
Finance Manager

Katie Rush (part time – 2 days)
Project Manager

Sophie Rocks (part time – 2 days)
Project Administrator (Traineeship)

Communications Officer

Patron, President & Board of Trustees

Patron (2013-2022): HRH The Duke of Rothesay

Honorary President: Sir Ian Stoutzker

Board of Trustees Chair: Amanda Forsyth

Katy Fennema
Duncan Ferguson
Amanda Forsyth
Peter Freedman
Susie Gray
Marianna Hay
Lesley Johnston
Kenneth Law
Andrew Mackintosh-Walker
Professor Alasdair MacLullich
David McLellan
Judith Walsh

Live Music Now in England, Northern Ireland and Wales

For more information about our sister organisation, Live Music Now Ltd, and its work in England, Northern Ireland and Wales visit livemusicnow.org.uk

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Making a Difference...

How LMNS is providing music and opportunities for people across Scotland.

Babies and toddlers can discover traditional Scottish tunes from an early age, thanks to interactive performances with LMNS artists.

In support of #ClassicalCOP26 we feature our range of sustainable focused projects.

As part of Live Music Now Scotland's 'Composing with Care' project, memories from older people in care homes became the inspiration for a brand new suite of songs.

When our live programme of concerts was cancelled last year, we took our music online instead, with a colourful selection of workshops and performances.

We'd Love to Hear from You!

We are always happy to discuss new projects, opportunities or ways that we can help make music happen in your venue or community.