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'S ann an Ìle: introducing a Gaelic port à beul, led by Joy Dunlop

Luminate@Home: 'S ann an Ìle: introducing a Gaelic port à beul - song lyrics, sheet music and piano track.

Come and Sing Online - Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the features of the event, to help you decide if it is right for you, your family or friends.

Communicating with people with dementia

Helpful tips and strategies ­for communicating effectively with people with dementia.

Copying Lyrics and Sheet Music and Making Arrangements

This guide explains what you should do if the songs you are singing with your group are in copyright and you want to copy lyrics for song sheets, copy sheet music or make a musical arrangement.

Copyright and Licensing for Choirs and Singing Groups

This guide explains what copyright is and how you will know if the songs your group is singing are in copyright.

How to apply for funding for dementia inclusive singing activities

A recording of an online training session for members of the Dementia Inclusive Singing Network which took place online on 31st May, 2023.

How to sing together online

This film explores how singing groups and choirs from across Scotland have continued to support the inclusion of people living with dementia online and remotely during the coronavirus pandemic.

Kitchen Drumming Band - rhythms sheet, music track and videos to get you inspired

Luminate@Home: Kitchen Drumming Band - rhythms sheet, music track and videos to get you inspired.

Luminate@Home: ‘S ann an Ìle: introducing a Gaelic port à beul, led by Joy Dunlop

In this film, Gaelic singer Joy Dunlop will take you through her own arrangement of the toe-tapping Gaelic song, ‘S ann an Ìle.

Luminate@Home: Kitchen Drumming Band led by Jane Bentley

In this film, percussionist Jane Bentley invites you to grab the wooden spoons and get drumming!

Luminate@Home: Singin Scotland, led by Christine Kydd

In this film, singer Christine Kydd leads you through two traditional songs. The songs are accessible for all ages and abilities. Enjoy!

Luminate@Home: The Bressay Lullaby led by Corrina Hewat

In this film, singer and harpist Corrina Hewat will take you through her own arrangement of traditional Shetland song, The Bressay Lullaby. Enjoy!

Making online singing activities more dementia inclusive

There are many things that can make an online singing activity more accessible for people with dementia.

Making spaces more dementia inclusive

As a group or organisation including people who have dementia in activities there are changes that can be made in premises, often for low or no cost.

Performing in Public and Recording

This guide explains what you should do if the songs you are performing in public are in copyright or you want to record your group singing songs that are in copyright.

Singin Scotland, led by Christine Kydd

Luminate@Home: Singin Scotland - song lyrics and accompaniment tracks.

Speaking about dementia

How to talk and write about dementia in a way which is positive and inclusive of people living with the condition. ­

The Bressay Lullaby - song lyrics, sheet music and harp track

Luminate@Home: The Bressay Lullaby (from Shetland) - song lyrics, sheet music and harp track.

Top 10 Tips: For setting up a dementia inclusive shanty choir

Here you will find a useful resource from the fantastic storyteller and shanty-woman, Jan Bee Brown, who outlines her 10 top tips for setting up a dementia inclusive shanty choir.

What is dementia?

A brief summary of some of the causes and symptoms of dementia.

Why sing together?

This guide will give you some information about how singing together helps our health and well-being, and it includes a short list of publications and websites that you can look at for more information.

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