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Sounds Familiar

Singing group specifically for people living with dementia and their carers
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Name: Audrey Whyte
Phone: 07706383251
Email: soundsfamiliarmusic@aol.com

New members need to contact the group before attending a session.
Location

Craigmonie Hotel
Annfield Road
Inverness

IV2 3HX
Cost
£2.50 for refreshments - payable in cash at registration table
Type of venue
Hotel
Venue Accessibility
Disabled Access
Free parking nearby
Refreshments available



More details

Conductor(s) / song leader(s)
Audrey Whyte
About

Sounds Familiar is a friendly, fun group singing group for people with dementia and their carers which was established in 2013. We enjoy meeting on the first and third Tuesdays of the month in the pleasant welcoming surroundings of the large function room of the Craigmonie Hotel.
We sing a variety of popular, traditional, songs and also enjoy hits from screen and stage. We particularly enjoy songs requested by members. We are accompanied by a 6 piece band who start playing as people arrive from 2pm. We are a community group entirely volunteer run and led and we depend on donations.

A typical afternoon would be:
Introduction and Welcome
Warm Up
Welcome Song
Upbeat set
Dance / promenade
Unaccompanied song
Percussion instruments
Quieter / reflective set
Accordion and band set
Round
Focus on one singer eg Cliff
Quieter song
Concluding song from a selection which signals the end of session
Announcements
Refreshments

Size of group
60
Group Affiliation
Member of Age Scotland
How the group runs / what kind of support the group offers:
Our conductor(s) / song leader(s) and organiser(s) have had training in dementia inclusion
We are supported by volunteers or paid staff who have had training in dementia inclusion
We are supported by volunteers or paid staff who are able to provide support to group members during sessions where this is needed
 
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