Singing Mamas CIC is a national movement for well-being
Singing Mamas has established song sharing communities all over the UK - Women coming together to sing for pleasure and good vibes. Babies and children love it too!
Here's what women are saying...
"I'm really enjoying the sessions and learning new songs together. My little boy loves crawling around the hall and listening to the singing."
"I love it simply for the joy of the beautiful noise we make together"
"I've been in a total slump this week but now I feel genuinely so much better after some breathing and singing!"
"There's nothing like this in the area... It's so nice to do something for us but which includes our little ones too"
Who is it for?
It's a space for you, and baby but mainly you - Mothers, Non-mothers, Pregnant Women, Grandmas, Aunties, Elders, Childminders, Young’uns - ALL Women* who want to feel uplifted, and connected through singing together, and enjoying a cup of tea together! *When we use the term woman/women, we mean anyone who identifies as or has experience living as a female.
It is a safe, nurturing and welcoming space focused on adults but where our babies and children will find enjoyment too if you want to bring them.
We begin with a gentle check in and relaxation exercise; then we have a sing, and then I make you a cuppa and you help yourself to copious snacks. I deliberately include lots of time for you to have a natter with your new community of lovely women - I understand the huge effort you've made to get out the house, so I'm in no rush if you're not.
What will we sing?
We will sing simple and beautiful songs, creating harmony with our voices - Some of the songs contain positive mantras that as we sing them over and over become part of us, and help us to release any negativity we might be holding onto. Singing is massive boost to our mental health and well being.
We sing in our natural voice, without backing tracks and in a circle. I don't lead from the front because we're not a choir! You do not need to read music or have any singing experience. I will never say to you 'that isn't good enough' or 'that was a wrong note, do it again'...yuck! I love singing because it feels good not to be perfect. I simply share songs with you and invite you to trust me and sing with me, and each other.
When & Where can I sing?
2. Singing Mamas (Saturday Sing and Socials) - A monthly pop up where women of all ages and stages are welcome to enjoy a chilled out morning of singing, snacking and chatting. These events are aimed at adults but babies and children can come along too, they love to sing along, watch and listen... and snack!
3. Stocksfield Singing Circle - A regular women's singing circle which is not strictly Singing Mamas but very much in the style of. Every Tuesday night (term time), 7.30pm - 9pm, Quaker Meeting House, drop in, £5 per session incl. refreshments and biscuits. Me and my pal Kathryn facilitate the group and live in the village, we do it for the love of singing/not for profit. Join the Facebook group.
What does it look, and sound like?
Well, here are some Singing Mamas in action to give you an insight: