Funded! This project was successfully funded on September 5, 2011.

Update #5

CD is in production.

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Mastering is finished.  The CD with artwork has gone to the duplicator and is on track for the 9/30 release. I've attached a copy of the album art below. The digital tracks with liner notes, lyrics and artwork are in place at iona.bandcamp.com and are available for download.

Those of you who pledged for the download will be receiving your authorization code shortly.

This would not have happened without the support of all the backers. IONA lives because of you!

   Bernard

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Update #4

One hour to go and we only need $45!

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It's getting close. Would be a shame to miss it now.

Once we get there I promise to stop bugging you.

And thanks to all of you who have pledged.

PS we have a first draft of the CD artwork from the artist. Stay tuned...


Update #3

Just $180 needed in 4 hours!

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You guys are great! Thank you.

Just another $180 before midnight will get us the $1000 match and put us over the top on the project. Can we do it?

Today we mixed the last track for the CD. Next week some final tweaking and on to mastering. It's gonna happen one way or the other!


Update #2

Changing your pledge

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Several folk have asked how to increase their pledge.

If you go to the Kickstarter "Help" button across the top, select "FAQs", and then "Backing a Project", there is a lot of info.

Specifically:

How can I change my pledge amount?

Visit the project page and click “Manage Your Pledge.” Enter a new amount in the pledge amount box. Note that you are not adding to your existing pledge; the amount you enter will be the total amount collected if the project is successfully funded.

I hope that helps, and of-course my sincere gratitude,

     Bernard


Update #1

Special Pledge Match till Midnight EDT Friday 8/26

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Great News!

A loyal fan, whom we'll refer to as Dan from Silver Spring is offering to match the next $1,000 in pledges until Friday midnight EDT.

If you've been thinking about pledging, now is a great time to double the effectiveness of your contribution.

If you've already pledged, how about encouraging a friend or two to get involved? Even a small contribution will be worth twice as much to us.

With your help our goal is attainable, but by no means certain. These matching funds could make all the difference.

Here's what Dan wrote to us:

As you know, I have already pledged through the kickstart program. I'm sad that you all haven't gotten more interest given the commitment you all have made to Celtic music in DC over the years.
So, as a way to encourage more folks to contribute, I'd like to offer a "challenge grant". I will match the the next $1000 in contributions by midnight on the day after you send out this notification (hey it works for PBS!)

 

 Thank you all.


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    Our eternal gratitude and a shout out from the stage, if you introduce yourself to us at one of our shows.

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    We'll mail you an IONA Decal.

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    You get a digital download of the new album.

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    We'll mail you an autographed (First Edition!) copy of the new album.

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    We'll mail you a copy of the new album plus your pick of any 2 from, 'Off the Beaten Track' (CD transcription of the discontinued cassette), 'Sound of IONA', 'Birken Tree', 'Branching Out', 'Mid-Winter Light' and 'Live at Swift Run'.

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    2 tickets to the Release Concert & a copy of the new album. The concert is at the Institute of Musical Traditions in Rockville, MD on Monday Nov 7. It is a double bill with Alan Reid (of Battlefield Band) and Rob Van Sant.

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    We’ll ship you a fine piece of Celtic carved pottery selected from Barley-Bran Stoneware (http://www.barleybranstoneware.com/) by the potter herself, Barbara Ryan.

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    We'll mail you a full set of IONA CDs: 'Off the Beaten Track' (CD transcription of the discontuinued cassette), 'Sound of IONA', 'Birken Tree', 'Branching Out', 'A Celebration of Twenty', 'Mid-Winter Light', 'Live at Swift Run' and the new album.

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    Set of 6 IONA audio holiday cards. These specially designed cards include a Christmas greeting in a Celtic language and a copy of the 'Mid-Winter Light' EP in a matching envelope. A unique greeting for those special friends

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    You can be Kathleen’s date at IONA’s Solstice Party! Kathleen will accompany you as an honored guest to our exclusive Holiday party (usually around New Year’s Day) with much music, food and craic.

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    Private concert in your home or other suitable site - for a party or just invite your friends in for the music. We’ll bring sound gear if needed. We will need travel expenses if you live outside the DC metro region.

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