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Music has the transformational potential not only to help us cope with loss, but also to help us navigate grief and to grieve well, even when the words fail us.
A piece that connects back to those sensory and intangible memories of a lost love and a lost past through music and music's connection to a sense of place. This is musical remembrance that celebrates the living part in us that a loved one leaves behind.
The legendary Scottish folk singer caught up with SLH to record two videos and discuss death and grief in the folk tradition.
The video for 'A Keen' was featured in Songlines Magazine (full article coming soon).
A seven part musical and textual series by Douglas MacGregor exploring the connections between music, loss, grief and healing arising from his personal experience of delayed grief 25 years after he lost his mother to cancer at the age of seven.
SLH recorded one of his songs, the hauntingly beautiful and deeply moving 'Uses of Trauma', in the otherworldly atmosphere of the stunning Old Govan Parish Church in Glasgow.
In a brutally honest interview, we also spoke with him about his experiences with music, loss, grief and trauma.