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Home Exercises: Week 26

Hello Cheyne Gang!

This week we have a new video from Clare who talks you through a Hebridean lament to keep The Cheyne Gang singing at home.

We also re-visit a couple of videos by Kathy from week 3 (which include a Cheyne Gang favourite) and Clare has chosen a few songs from YouTube for you all to enjoy at home.

We would also like to let you know that the 'LIVING WITH COPD DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC' leaflet that can be found on our homepage has recently been updated with the latest advice and information.

Na Hey

This is a simple song, easy to learn and good for finding your natural voice. Any sound that comes out of you when singing this is exactly right.

Let the Circle Be Wide

Kate O’Connell who runs her “Singing For Peace” workshops in Forres, shared this lovely chorus that I demonstrate in this video. It is by the Irish songwriter, Tommy Sands, who has spent his life using music to spread hope, healing and inspiration. This is a song about connection at a time when we need it most – even if it is via the internet! How strange that our current “fireside” is our iphones, laptops and computers.

Let the Circle Be Wide (Part 2)

I am demonstrating the higher harmony part so that our sopranos can sing in harmony with the melody.


Never let it be said that we didn’t end a session without our signature song!

And finally, here are a couple of songs that Clare has chosen from YouTube for you to enjoy at home.

Sway by Joyce Partise

"Joyce Partise with a fabulous band. A great track for gentle dancing."

Hallelujah - Pentatonix

"An a cappella version of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah"

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