Welcome to The Swan Song Project

About us

The Swan Song Project gives people living with terminal illnesses or dealing with bereavement the opportunity and support to write and record their own original song. We believe everyone has a song and these can live forever. It is our priviledge to help bring these songs to life. No previous musical experience or abilities are required. You don’t have to be a singer or a poet, you just have to be you. Your life and experiences are unique and so will be your song. Please get in touch to find out more.

Interested in writing a song with us?

We can support anyone facing end of life and bereavement to write and record their own original song.
Please visit the "Writing A Song With Us" Page and submit the short form if you are interested in celebrating life in a song.

“It's absolutely amazing, we all love it to bits and pieces!! It's the most amazing memento to keep and treasure always. Ready now for when the worst time of my life happens, giving me such peace of mind. It means so much, it really does.”

"It's given a different perspective to saying goodbye"

"I did it it’s a fantastic achievement when you complete it after thinking 🤔 I can’t do it and Ben convinced me to have a go! I now have a cd to play"

”It kept me for weeks from worries and from many scary events out of my control and allowed a place for me to reconnect to a part of me which still had some control”

"It's a really sound form of therapy. It's a way of clarifying your thoughts in a very tangible and a very permanent way"

“What a wonderful way to capture a loved one and show how much you love them! It is a very unique way to pay tribute to someone you love”

“I found the sessions really good. Ben is so lovely to work with and he’s really kind. You can say what you want, nothing is silly. Ben would just tell me to put my ideas out there and not hold back. It was a fun process”

“A massive thank you – you have gone above and beyond. I listened to the song earlier, it relaxed and calmed me. I’m so happy with the final piece."

“This has given me the confidence to write more”

“Ben spoke to me about my dad first and was genuinely interested. It was like a therapy session. It was good to speak about my dad rather than what happened to my dad”

"This song has been the best thing I have ever done to express my love and appreciation of my Mum."

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