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The songwriting process in an incredibly powerful method of exploring, articulating and communicating ones thoughts, experiences and emotions.

The Swan Song Project gives people facing end of life and those surrounding them the opportunity to write and record their own original song. A professional songwriter provides support to guide each person, through finding the initial idea to the completed recording. No previous musical experience or abilities are required. Everyone has a unique way of expressing themselves and this is what makes great songs. With the right support everyone can do it.

Since the project began at Marie Curie Hospice, Bradford in 2017 over 60 songs have been written with patients and their families. 

Participants have reported:


  • How proud they are of their songs,

  • How happy they are to have a permanent recorded message to their loved ones,

  • How it has helped them come to terms with their situation

  • How it has helped them articulate and communicates their feelings in a way they may not have otherwise done.

  • And how much fun they had during the process.

Every session is facilitated in a relaxed and flexible way providing an enjoyable and rewarding artistic experience for everyone involved. Sessions can be done in person or virtually (During the Corona virus pandemic we are only offering our virtual service).

Every participant receives their song on a cd and has the option of sharing them with the wider public through The Swan Song Project Website.

Interested in writing a song with us?

We are happy to support anyone living with a terminal illness, approaching end of life from other causes or dealing with a bereavement to write and record their own original song.
You can find out more information here or download the PDF below. Please get in touch if you have any questions or would like to have an informal chat about it.

“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.”

“Its given a different perspective to saying goodbye”

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