Travel These Ways: Songs to sing at home
Travel These Ways is a collection of songs created for people living with dementia to enjoy singing on their own or with family, friends or carers. The collection includes two new songs written by award-winning musician Karine Polwart, and two medleys of well-known songs. With each song and medley you will find:
- Films of songleaders guiding you through the songs
- Song words
- Notated music
- Piano accompaniment music
- Recorded music for you to sing along with – an instrumental version and a version with other singers
We hope this collection of songs will inspire you to have a go, have fun, and keep singing!
Please see our Scottish Government Guidance document at the bottom of this page for current guidance in Scotland for singing groups and on singing in care homes.
(Due to demand, we no longer have printed packs available.)
Introduction to Travel These Ways
Watch our introduction to the Travel These Ways song collection from choir leader Stephen Deazley.
Pick a song or medley
Our Spotify Playlists
If you enjoy the Travel These Ways collection of songs and use Spotify, we have created some themed playlists. Listen to our Travelling Songs playlist below, or listen to all 15 of our playlists by searching for Luminate sing at home on Spotify profiles. You can also visit spoti.fi/2UcQ88D to listen to the playlists.
Travel These Ways Survey
If you used Travel These Ways, then we would love to hear from you! Your feedback will help us to improve the singing resources we offer in the future. Please complete this short survey.
Scottish Government Guidance on singing: COVID-19
This resource has been created in November 2020 during the coronavirus pandemic. At this time there are restrictions on the activities of singing groups in the community and on singing in care homes. This document provides details on the current guidance in Scotland.
Want to get involved?
Join our Network by completing a short online form. This will give you access to a range of online events and discussions around supporting people living with dementia to keep singing in the current situation and afterwards.