About this project
We are a band dedicated to providing a platform on which the Irish language (Gaeilge) will flourish. Our goal is to provide a fun and entertaining outlet for people, both young and old, to enjoy Gaeilge.
We are musicians that have a core and grounded love for our culture and our language and we see the opportunity here to help bring it to the 21st century with style. We are driven and dedicated to bridging the gap between the power and presence of the Irish traditional style and the modern and fun popular beats that encapsulate the world! Our instrumentation allows for just that. When the button accordion, whistle and sax come together during those heavy-hitting, toe-tapping melodies, you really feel as if you are delving into a new and fresh brand of Irish cultural music. The passionate vocals and harmonies re-enforce the power of the voice in a sound that inspires POSITIVITY.
Stiofán, Keith, Daithí, Kev, Cathal and Conor all hail from various parts of Ireland and each have their own story to tell. All six are fluent Irish speakers. The band first came together and rose to prominence from the success of the online videos they created in collaboration with Coláiste Lurgan (an Irish language summer camp in the west of Ireland) including, Macklemore's Can't Hold Us, The Cup Song and most famously Avicii's Wake Me Up (Avicii vs Lurgan); a rendition which exemplifies the musical direction of the band. The success of these videos propelled the lads onto stages like the Late Late Show, the live countdown for NYE Dublin in front of 20,000 people, 4 private shows for the President Michael D. Higgins (including an invite to city hall in London for the official state visit), Boston, Massachusetts for the iFest and Electric Picnic.
Seo Linn are asking YOU for help. We know that we are on the path to generating a new kind of Irish music, one that has the potential to portray the Irish language in a progressive, relevant light. We want to make Irish available.
With the money we raise from Kickstarter we will:
1) Set up a Company that will provide music WORKSHOPS with the Irish language - These will incorporate the various elements of music production and performance into a polished, tried-and-tested workshop that teenagers will really enjoy.
2) Record and publicise an original ALBUM - We have so much music in our unique brand that we want to share with you. An album of our work would give life to Irish language music in Ireland and abroad along with providing us with the opportunity to expand our horizons as a band and progress up the ladder as recording artists.
3) TOUR - a crucial part of every band's road to success is touring and gigging. We want to bring our music all over the world and provide the show that gets people talking. Our unifying of the old and new of our cultural identity is an aspect to our show that doesn't go unnoticed and we pride ourselves on ensuring that everyone enjoys the experience.
As you can see, we have a long, tough road ahead that every single one of us is relishing! With your help, we can make our dream a reality and do something that has never been done before. We have something to offer.. and this is our chance! Go raibh míle maith agaibh.
INVEST IN IDENTITY - INVEST IN IRISH!
Risks and challenges
We have thought long and hard about this and our biggest challenge right now is to raise this money. Our hard work over the past two years has gotten us to this point and we are ready to take on a new challenge! We are confident that we will overcome any obstacles that may appear in our way.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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