As all the established Branch activities have been cancelled for now due to the coronavirus situation, our Tuesday and Wednesday Singing4Fun song-leaders, Penny Stone and Sally Jaquet, are posting weekly videos to keep us going through these challenging times. Sally also has available learning sound files.
As the Branch is supporting facilitators’ online work, you may consider making a donation to the Branch via https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/edinburghparkinsons.
Video for week 3
Video for week 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTNA-_C0vLY&feature=youtu.be
Video for week 1: https://youtu.be/2V0NE0dgta0
and the lyrics for the Water of Leith song in the video are here: https://singlouderthanguns.com/health-and-music/
There is also a link below to a short playlist of warm ups and singalong songs specifically for ‘breathing’ oriented groups. You might like to try these.
Penny will also be putting up some shorter learn-and-singalong songs on her website every couple of days to help keep people singing during this unprecedented time of social distancing and isolation. These can be found here: https://singlouderthanguns.com/singalong-songs/
Sally’s videos and sound files
Please send any feedback or queries to Sally via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sally’s sound recordings can be found here:
Video for week 2
Video for week 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QrsXJ07vyA&t=223s
And if you want to know more about Singing4Fun, please contact Cathie Quinn, 0131 557 6438 or email@example.com.
World Parkinson Congress 2019 Song Competition Winners
In October 2018 Edinburgh Branch Singing4Fun were announced as winners of the competition in the category original lyrics AND original music (the other category being lyrics to an existing melody). Our song was created by a truly collaborative effort from a number of our singers under the inspiration and guidance of our Tuesday session song leader, Penny Stone. We were very last minute in submitting the entry so relied on Penny to create the recording with her singing the harmonies together with piano accompaniment (a requirement was to have piano or guitar accompaniment). The song was sung at the Congress in Kyoto in June 2019 by the Congress choir. You can hear our winning entry at this WPC 2019 link.
We have created a video of the S4Fun group singing the song. You can see it here
As part of the entry we had to submit an essay about the background to our creation and this can be found here Essay . A pdf of the lyrics can be found here lyrics A pdf of the full score can be found here Full score.
We can now regard this as our Edinburgh Branch song.