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Alec, Betsy & Sooj tour the UK en route to FilkCONtinental in Germany! We're off in search of stories- be part of the magic.

Tricky Pixie, the Northwest's beloved Celtic Faery Folk Rock trio, will tour England and Germany for the very first time this fall!  Why?  Because there are many stories and so much magic yet to be uncovered and set to music!  There are dreams to chase and songs to be written! 

Listen now:

...And because FilkCONtinental in Germany asked us to PLEASE PLEASE come and play with them! 

Thanks to that event, we've got plane tickets there and back again.  Click the link above to get more information about FilkCONTinental.

What we would like to do now is raise funds enough to take the train to and from (and ALL OVER) England, Wales, and Germany, to cover baggage fees for our instruments on our various flights, to feed ourselves, AND to cover our UK work-permission-paperwork-legal stuff, so that we can be 100% sure that we are clear to make lots of awesome music while we're far from home!

The bonus?  If all goes well, we'll have a TON OF NEW VIDEO AND AUDIO RECORDINGS FROM ALL OF OUR SHOWS!

Visualize with us:  The "There And Back Again" Bootlegs- Live in Cornwall, Live in Germany, Live in Bristol, and Live in East Sussex...including new music as well as old favorites, all the video content we can manage, and more!

Our tour is not a hugely ambitious one- we only have five shows confirmed at this time- one in Germany and four in Great Britain.  A couple of things are also in the works for Wales, but nothing is yet confirmed.  What that means is that we'll have ample time to make the most of the journey, and to share all of the stories we discover with you.  We'll gain tons of friends and fans who can help us make the next EU tour even bigger.  And we'll gain all the confidence we need to keep traveling far from home, again and again, further and further.  If all goes well, this will become There and Back Again Volume ONE.

Come and be part of our story.  Come and be part of this dream-come-true.  YOU are our second star to the right.  Thank you for believing in us.

(Above is a delightfully chaotic iPhone recording of our late night jam at Faerieworlds- you're hearing Betsy on cello, Alec on fiddle, and Sooj on djembe drum, joined by Ben Klein of Trillian Green on flute, Ingrid Edstrom of Puck's Tavern on vocals, and also The Wicker Men + Noah McClain of Mythmaker, all of us performing an improv of Betsy's new unreleased song, "Liberty Elephant", live and unedited. We have this much fun at home- I bet you we can manage something as lively and mischievous abroad!  We're sure as heck ready to find out!!)

Listen to our studio album here:

For the duration of this kickstarter campaign, you can set your own price to download the whole of our first album, Mythcreants - you can even get it for free if you like!   Download it and share it via http://music.trickypixie.com/

GOALS FOR OUR JOURNEY

$3,333: Our basic goal should cover train tickets for the band
between the UK and Germany, luggage fees for our instruments, and the
all-important paperwork required to legally perform in the United
Kingdom.  When we reach this funding level, we will add exclusive video content to the reward packages for everyone who pledges $100 or more.

$5,555:  Stretch goal!  This will secure for us all of the funds we need to cover transportation, food, accommodations, paperwork, merchandise shipping and taxes, and other expected expenses.  When we reach this goal, we will add exclusive video content to the reward packages for everyone who pledges $50 or more. 

$7,777: Second stretch goal!  When we reach this goal, our videographer will produce a music video from concert footage recorded at our shows, to be made available to everyone on YouTube and included in the USB drive reward packages, AND we will add exclusive video content to the reward packages for everyone who pledges $20 or more!

If all goes well, we will bring home lots of video and audio recordings, we'll produce them and smooth out their rough edges, and each and every one of our backers will receive a limited edition multimedia collection from our tour: videos, bootlegs, stories and magic!

If you have any questions or thoughts to share, please contact us!

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    WILLOW-THE-WISP! For a $5.00 pledge, you'll receive a thank-you email from the band AND one *unreleased* Tricky Pixie track! We recorded four songs that didn't make it onto the Mythcreants album, and they've been patiently waiting their turn to fly out into the world. Send us $5.00, and we'll shower you with love and one exclusive mp3! We'll also keep you up to date on what's happening with the tour and send you exclusive content as we go along.

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    SPRITE! For a $20.00 pledge, you'll receive a thank-you email from the band and TWO unreleased Tricky Pixie tracks from the Mythcreants sessions! We're so excited to get to share these exclusive mp3 files with you! We'll also keep you up to date on what's happening with the tour and send you exclusive content as we go along.

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    SYLPH! For a $50.00 pledge, you'll receive a thank-you email from the band, we'll send you ALL FOUR of the exclusive, unreleased Tricky Pixie bonus tracks from the Mythcreants sessions, we'll keep you up to date on what's happening with the tour and send you exclusive content, and we will mention your glorious name in the thank-you YouTube video we will make while we're overseas!

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    DRYAD! For a $75.00 pledge, you'll receive a very special thank-you card in the mail from us, we'll send you exclusive content from the tour, we will joyfully shout your name to the skies in our thank-you video, AND we will send you a limited edition, wooden USB thumb drive, inscribed with the Tricky Pixie clover logo and loaded up with the 4 unreleased Tricky Pixie mp3 files, mp3 files of the Mythcreants album, and some exclusive bonus tracks from S. J.'s basket of unreleased songs!

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    SELKIE! For a $100.00 pledge, you'll receive a very special thank-you card in the mail from us, we will joyfully shout your name to the skies in our thank-you video, we'll send you exclusive content from the tour, AND we will send you a limited edition, wooden USB thumb drive, inscribed with the Tricky Pixie clover logo and loaded up with the 4 unreleased Tricky Pixie mp3 files, the Mythcreants album mp3 files, some exclusive bonus tracks from S. J.'s basket of unreleased songs, mp3 files of S. J.'s Mischief album, mp3 files of Alec's most recent album.

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    CREATURE OF THE WOOD! For a $250.00 pledge, you'll receive a very special thank-you card in the mail from us, we'll send you exclusive content from the tour, AND we will send you a limited edition, wooden USB thumb drive, inscribed with the Tricky Pixie clover logo and loaded up with the 4 unreleased Tricky Pixie mp3 files, the Mythcreants album mp3 files, some exclusive bonus tracks from S. J.'s basket of unreleased songs, mp3 files of S. J.'s Mischief album and her Sirens album, and mp3 files of Alec's two most recent albums. You'll get to see us dance a very silly Pixie jig in your honor in our thank-you video on Youtube! You'll ALSO get a one-of-a-kind, handwritten lyric sheet for any one song on the Mythcreants album, crafted and signed by Sooj.

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    FOREST GENTRY! For a $500.00 pledge, you'll receive all previous rewards, PLUS a limited edition art print created and signed by Alec, a special one-of-a-kind jewelry piece made by Betsy, AND an individual, personal thank-you video of us playing your choice of ONE song from our performance catalog! This video can be just for you, or you may have us post it on YouTube- your choice, because you're awesome!

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