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Download 'When Your Voice Is But a Whisper'

5 August 2014

Have you seen the excellent video of our musicians' song and wondered when you would be able to download the song? Well, wonder no longer, you can now download the song and sing along to it every day!

Several months ago customers from across Capability Scotland's services collaborated on a song to celebrate the Commonwealth Games and now we are very pleased to announce that you can download the song online or alternatively you can contact us and we can send you a copy.

The music video was launched online just under two weeks ago, at the start of the Commonwealth Games. On the day of the launch two of the musicians, Laura and April, went live on BBC Commonwealth Voices to talk about the creation of the song. They also got to hear the song being played live on air for the very first time. If you missed the interview, you can catch up with it on BBC iPlayer here.

Laura from Anton Ogilvie in Dundee said "It was a great day, I was excited to take part in it; I love the radio and singing. I got to say hello to my family on air too."

The song has been added to Do Something Brilliant's 'Little Brilliant Things', which showcases community projects from across the UK. It was also played at a special event run by the Big Lottery CelebrateIt on Saturday (2nd August) to celebrate all the CelebrateIt funded projects.

How did the song come about?

If you haven't followed the story of our musicians, let's update you.

Back in April, over 100 customers from across our services in Scotland attended musical workshops in aim of creating a song that would celebrate the Commonwealth Games thanks to Big Lottery CelebrateIt funding. Two important themes close to customer's hearts came out of those workshops; friendship and having your voice heard.

A song was then written reflecting these themes at lyric writing workshops enabling customers to visualise and talk about their feelings around these themes. Once the song had been written, several weeks of practising and rehearsing the song took place. In June seventeen musicians headed to Loopmaniac's recording studios in Dunfermline where they recorded the song and got to experience a recording studio for the first time.

LA Media also attended on the day and created a music video of the song, which if you haven't viewed can be seen here (make sure you check it out, we are sure it will make you smile!).

"I definitely want to do more projects like this in the future."
April Caesar, Musician

On the 12th July the musicians from Renfrewshire, Edinburgh, Perth, Dundee and Fife came together again to perform the song live in front of an audience. Nerves ran high on the day, but it was a great success and the musicians are eager to perform the song again in the future.

Curtis Logue, Activities Development Co-ordinator, who ran the workshops and supported the musicians throughout the journey, said "this has been a really great project, music is a very powerful tool and throughout this project we have seen people develop their skills and confidence. I really hope that we can do a similar project again in the future, bringing disabled people together from across the country, giving people a medium to express themselves, whether that is lyrically or through musical instruments".

If you want to help us run more projects like this in the future, you can help by texting SING17 followed by the amount to 70070 (for example SING17 £5).

Remember you can download the song here too!

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Help us run more projects like this in the future by texting SING17 plus an amount to 70070, for example SING17 £5.