Online Learning

Musical Moments

Musical Moments is a singing group for anyone with any stage of dementia and their carer(s). Jane Hampson (pictured) shares a weekly sing-along to help you relax and have some fun! Below you will find Jane’s audio recordings and song sheets.

Session A

In this session we will be singing:

.       Magic Moments
.       Spread a Little Happiness
.       May you always  (on the main recording as well as a separate recording of just this song where we sing with the McGuire Sisters who recorded this with a lovely orchestra in 1959!)
.       Mr Tambourine Man
.       Yellow Submarine (play along to this one)
.       Shake, Rattle and Roll  (Hand Jive actions)
.       Y Viva Espana  (get some instruments ready!)

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May You Always with Jane (tutor) and the McGuire Sisters (audio):



Session B

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Songs this session include: “Oh When the Saints”, “Bless ‘Em All”, “Island in the Sun” & “I Left My Heart in San Francisco”

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Session C

This week we will be singing:

  • Magic Moments Chorus
  • Michael Row the Boat Ashore
  • White Cliffs of Dover
  • We’ll meet again (why not wave a floating chiffon scarf to this one – side to side)
  • Singing in the Rain
  • New York, New York (on a separate clip) – why not have a dance to this one if you are able to ?
  • My Old Man (with instruments or suitable household items … )

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Click here to listen to “New York, New York”

Session D

This week we have some new but familiar songs to add to our repertoire….

Song list:

  • Magic Moments
  • Music Halls songs: “Roll out the Barrel” & “Let’s Go Down the Strand”
  • Songs from the 60s: “Moon River”, “I Believe for Every Drop of Rain that Falls” & “Leaving on a Jet Plane”
  • An old favourite: “Alexander’s Ragtime Band” by Irving Berlin

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Session E

Song list:

  • Magic Moments
  • My Bonnie Lies Over the Ocean
  • I Love to Go a Wandering
  • Amazing Grace
  • Edelweiss (from the Sound of Music)
  • Oklahoma Title Song (from Oklahoma The Musical)
  • Oh When the Saints/Swing Low

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Session F

Songs this week:

  • Magic Moments
  • She’ll be comin’ round the mountain
  • Blow’in in the Wind
  • Lullaby of Birdland
  • Spanish Eyes  (scarves)
  • Yellow Submarine (2nd track)   (Instruments needed for this one)

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Session G

Songs in this session:

  • Musical Moments – our signature tune
  • What shall we do with the drunken sailor ?
  • On a wonderful day like today
  • When you smile I can see
  • A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square
  • Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da

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Session H

This session includes the songs at the top of our “hit-parade”:

  • Musical Moments – our full signature tune
  • You are my sunshine –  Sunshine songs
  • When you’re smiling
  • Bye Bye Blackbird  –  Music Hall
  • Moon river – Sing gently with Andy Williams
  • Rock Around the Clock –  Dance and Hand Jive
  • Alexanders Ragtime Band  – play along on an instrument

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Session I

This session is from the Musical Moments archive – originally sent out during Easter 2020.

Songs in this session:

  • Magic Moments
  • Oh, What a Beautiful Morning
  • Oklahoma
  • When You’re Smiling
  • I Left My Heart in San Francisco
  • Y Viva Espana

Presented in Partnership with:

This project is supported by the Bolton Transformation Fund, supporting innovation across health and social care.

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