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Transplants weaves myth, magic, and hope into story-songs in Irish and American music about the journey of my/ our ancestors emigration
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I'll sing to you of the songs of their old ways, their new circumstances and to remind you of where we come from. This is an Irish-American story, and it's all of ours.

Who would speak their story now that they're gone? It's ours to tell so that we don't forget what they, our ancestors, worked so hard to afford us. Thank you to every one of my family for these gifts of songs, tales, hopes, and possibilities. I couldn't have done this without such a grand legacy.

I've been singing since before I could walk. My first performances started when I was about 10 years old and I've always loved weaving myth, magic, and hope into a story-song. I sing in the Irish music tradition of Sean-Nos, or Old Style. These songs are often arhythmic and unaccompanied and were meant to be sung by the fire to a very intimate audience. But there's so much more than Sean Nos to my heritage as expressed through music from Celtic lands.

I'm about 2/3 of the way through the recording project and need an additional $8000 to complete this project in its entirety.  This includes recording 6 songs with additional musicians, and the making of the CD itself.  This involves renting the studio, paying the musicians, paying the sound engineer for recording, mixing and mastering of the tracks, paying for the design of the CD package art, and paying for physical production of the final CD package. 

Find me here:

Facebook Page  http://on.fb.me/ameliaisaverb
Main website  http://www.ameliaisaverb.com/
ReverbNation  http://reverbnation.com/ameliaisaverb
YouTube  http://youtube.com/user/ameliaisaverb
MySpace  http://myspace.com/ameliasisaverb

This video is filmed and produced by Micha Dunston as a donated gift from Triple Spiral Productions in honor of the sons and daughters of immigrants whose histories and legacies are remembered in this recording project.

The song Paddy's Green Shamrock shore is an 18th century traditional Irish song with special thanks for Garrison White for having given me permission to sing and record his additional First Verse. 

Vocals: Amelia Hogan, Guitar: Ray Frank, Fiddle: ANANTA

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    My eternal gratitude, and appreciation.
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    You'll receive regular updates on the recording project process and a thank you note written by me personally

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    ... I'll now be offering a digital recording of your favorite songs from my old Sheltering sky CD for download at the $14 level, and one digital track from my new Transplants album. As well as the thank you and project updates.

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    You'll receive a pre-release of 3 digital tracks one week ahead of the projected release date, also regular updates, a thank you note and a high resolution digital image of me.

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    *New reward level at $75 to include an exclusive bottle of port wine as part of your reward including the CD, the photograph, the three digital tracks, any Sheltering Sky tracks that suit your fancy as well as updates and a Thank you note.

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    ->$100 All of the above plus a song left on your voice-mail and a prime reserved seat at my next performance in your area.

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    $250 All of the above plus two tickets to my next performance in your area in prime seats, and an autographed copy of the music video DVD for "Paddy's Green Shamrock Shore" - one of the tracks on the project album.

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    $500 All of the above plus a house concert in your home with one 45 minute set, another copy of the audio CD one week before its release, and a mention of your support mention in the CD liner notes. Note* I will need to schedule the concert more than 1 month in advance. Outside CA, transport costs in addition to basic pledge may vary.

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    $1000 I will write you a song and record it for you, about anything you'd like. You also get all of the above, and in addition, I will perform two 45 minute sets for a Charity function of your choice. Hey, it's a tax write-off and can be used to benefit any non-profit you'd like! Note* transportation costs for events outside CA may vary and are in addition to the pledge.

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    I will perform anywhere in the world for you, and you get everything else too, as well as an additional 2 written new songs about anything of your choosing, my eternal gratitude. You'll also be acknowledged as co-producer for the Transplants album. You'll also receive 2 workshop lessons that involve the Sean Nos Style. Plus you'll come away knowing a little Irish Gaelic and how to do those crazy ornamentation things that are so much a part of Irish Culture.

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