Welcome to my Kickstarter page! I have spent much of my life playing both folk and early music, and to me, the further back you go, the smaller the gap is between folk music and classical/art music. When I play tunes from many hundreds of years ago, I don’t see rigid historical artifacts, but the same kind of catchy tunes, driving rhythms and enchanting modal melodies as I do when I play contemporary folk music.
I started the Emily Askew Band as an exploration of folk and early music, to find out what can happen when you remove the boundaries between the two and look upon them with fresh eyes. I am lucky enough to be joined by a band of fantastic musicians. Jamie Roberts (Gilmore & Roberts/Dovetail Trio) on vocals, guitar and fiddle, John Dipper (Dipper Malkin/Methera/EAC) on fiddle and viola d'amore and the fantastic percussionists Simon Whittaker and Louise Duggan. I have taken some of my favourite medieval and renaissance melodies and brought them into a new contemporary folk style. I have mixed old and new instruments and old harmony with new harmonic and percussive ideas.
I would love to share this new music with you, but with recording, mixing, mastering, artwork and pressing etc, album costs are expensive. We are trying to raise £2000 to go towards these costs. If you would like to help me make this album then there are a number of rewards you can pledge for below.
Risks and challenges
Making an album is a very expensive and generally on the folk scene you sell most through physical copies at gigs and shops. It takes a lot of investment before the revenue comes through which is a risk. This campaign is to raise funds so we have enough money to produce the album now, without borrowing. There is always a risk that the project will cost more or take more time than budgeted for, but if we reach our Kickstarter goal, I should be able to cover it if we go slightly over.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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