An exploration of the UK carer world

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        Organisers  (note below)

  1. Print enough song sheets and with text of appropriate size using the song sheet for each song.  Otherwise request one via the Contact page.

  2. Decide if they are distributed before the song(s). People reading the song while the speaker is in progress may not impress.

  3. Look for kazoos and other simple instruments.  Paper and combs?  I can bring enough jinglers, bells and drums for ten people to use.  If more needed, let me know in plenty of time. See 7 before.

  4. Try to improvise a few instruments like saucepan lids and wooden spoons.

  5. Find or make ancient spears, trumpets etc 

  6. Find people who the singers relate to.  They dress accordingly and help lead the singing.
  8. Find a few wigs (judges' wigs even), aprons, hats (including one for Sylvester at 4b here) for men and women etc.  From charity/children's toy shops etc.   Anyone with an academic gown?

  9. Prams, pushchairs?  Boxes/trays of forms.  

        Song-leaders  (note below)

  1. Singers don't know much about the song, if anything in some cases.

  2. Leader begins with a humming session to introduce the tune  

  3. Leader sings the first verse or chorus of the original song or the new one as appropriate.

  4. "Yes, you know the song!"  "OK, we're ready to roll.  Hymn sheets please." (See right column Item 3.)

  5. Perhaps stop after the first verse etc and distribute all the props.

  6. However, really no need for props.

Neither column applies to those with full experience.  Support groups etc dotted around any county or region may not include such expertise.  

Singing started when man started.  No organisers or song sheets.

Chords and other help - just send in your contributions via the Contact page and thank you.