Music is a fantastic tool, but it does not hold all the answers. If you are struggling with grief, please contact a bereavement charity or therapeutic professional who can help you through.

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©songsoflossandhealing

Douglas MacGregor

Songs of Loss and Healing

A Musician's Journey through Delayed Grief

Seven pieces of music recorded in seven different locations around the UK each with the accompanying story

A seven part musical and textual series by musician, composer and writer Douglas MacGregor exploring the connections between music, loss and healing arising from his personal experience of delayed grief twenty-five years after he lost his mother to cancer at the age of seven. 

 

These are songs from the deep, meditations and manifestations of loss, place and memory...and a hymn to hope in disguise.  

3/7
Song for Lost Childhood
The Loss of a Whole World
4/7
The Pathway
An Unfinished Legacy 
5/7
The Stowaway's Voyage
Visions from the Bottom of the Ocean

If you have enjoyed the music or found this project of use, please consider buying the album or a single to have your own copy of the music and to support future projects. Many thanks. 

A Word of Thanks

I’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who has helped out with this project.

To George Finlay Ramsey, Harrison Reid, Larissa Moran and E Zhang for filming. To Richard Pollack for proofreading.

To all my family and friends of the family who have been very supportive to me going through delayed grief.

To all the people who have given kind words of encouragement.

And, of course, the biggest thank you to my wife, who was the first to spot that I hadn’t grieved and who has supported me every step of the way emotionally, practically and with her graphic design skills - literally couldn't have done it without you.