Baby Loss Awareness Week 2021:
Between my two full-term pregnancies, in the run-up to Christmas 2018, I experienced a miscarriage at 11+ weeks. It was a frightening, isolating and emotionally complex experience to go through and has left an indelible mark. However, one of the few, beautiful things to come out of this time in my life was this piano piece, by my friend and colleague David Knotts, which he wrote for me as a gift to mark my loss. It has been a slow and gradual journey to get to this point of ‘sharing’ something very precious. However, I have decided to premiere this piece here, in this recorded version – in order to raise funds for the Miscarriage Association, of course – but also in the hope that other people dealing with grief or loss, of whatever magnitude, might find solace in this wonderful music. I feel that this is music which should be heard.
The Miscarriage Association provides support and information for anyone affected by the loss of a baby in pregnancy. I leaned heavily on its resources following my own miscarriage and was so grateful for its existence. The charity requires a minimum of £250,000 a year to operate as it does and yet, because of the stigma and pain surrounding the subject of baby loss, it is not always easy for the Miscarriage Association to attract large-scale funding. Please do consider donating, if you feel you are able to – and I hope you enjoy the music.
Interview with Annabelle Lawson and David Knotts:
To contact David, please visit: https://www.davidknotts.co.uk/