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!
(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. As of March 2023, there are now no restrictions on the activities of singing groups in the community and on singing in care homes. Scottish Government guidance on these activities is regularly updated, so please make sure that you follow the latest legislation and guidance if you are running a singing group or leading activities in a care home
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.