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Songwriting with Soldiers

Trevor Dann reports from the USA on an innovative scheme that helps military veterans suffering with post-traumatic stress by pairing them with songwriters.

Trevor Dann reports from the USA on an innovative scheme which helps military veterans suffering with post traumatic stress by pairing them with songwriters.

Former soldiers discuss the therapeutic effects of creating songs about their experiences. The founder of the programme, singer-songwriter Darden Smith, explains how the idea came from his song, Angel Flight, about the pilots who bring home the bodies of deceased servicemen and women. And we hear country artist Maia Sharp working on a song with John who lost the use of his arm in a combat incident which is still classified.

A Trevor Dann Company production for BBC Radio 4.

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Sun 12 Nov 2017 13:30