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An exciting combination of the old and new with energy and determination - Seo Linn need your help in bringing Irish to the next level!
An exciting combination of the old and new with energy and determination - Seo Linn need your help in bringing Irish to the next level!
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350 backers pledged €51,475 to help bring this project to life.

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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.

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    Pledge €2 or more About $2.23

    TWITTER THANKS
    Get a personalised tweet/instagram pic from from the band!

    BUÍOCHAS BANNA
    Faigh tweet/pic instargram pearsanta ón mbanna!

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    Pledge €5 or more About $6

    SINGLE
    Personalised thank you and a free download of our single "D'Aon Ghuth Amháin"

    SINGIL
    Buíochas pearsanta agus íoslódáil saor in aisce d'ár singil "D'Aon Ghuth Amháin"

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    Pledge €10 or more About $11

    DIGIPOSTER
    Official digital Seo Linn poster signed by the band and rewards 1 & 2.

    DIGIPHÓSTAER
    Póstaer digiteach oifigiúil sínithe ag an mbanna, anuas ar dhuaiseanna 1 & 2.

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    FIRST LISTEN
    Digital download of our EP before it's released.

    CHÉAD ÉISTEACHT
    Íoslódáil dhigiteach dár EP roimh a sheoladh.

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    Pledge €20 or more About $22

    PRETTY POSTER
    Get a signed exclusive poster of the Band.
    (Includes rewards 1-3)

    PÓSTAER PIOCTHA
    Faigh póstaer eiseach sínithe ag an mbanna
    (Duaiseanna 1 -3 san áireamh)

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    Pledge €30 or more About $33

    GOT MILK?
    A litre of milk will be poured over the head of a band member of your choice, and a video of it will be uploaded to the Seo Linn Facebook with a personal thank you!

    Rewards 1, 2 and 3 are included also!

    BUILLE BAINNE
    Dóirtfear litir amháin bainne thar chloigeann do rogha baill den bhanna agus cuirfear físeán de in airde ar Facebook le teachtaireacht phearsanta buíochais!!

    Duaiseanna 1, 2 agus 3 san áireamh freisin!

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    Pledge €50 or more About $56

    THE SHIRT OFF OUR BACK
    Get an exclusive Seo Linn T-shirt.

    Includes rewards 1, 2 and 3!

    LOIS LÉINE
    Faigh t-léine eiseach Seo Linn

    Duaiseanna 1, 2 agus 3 san áireamh freisin!

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    Pledge €50 or more About $56

    THE SHIRT OFF OUR BACK - TAKE 2!!
    Back due to popular demand!

    Get an exclusive Seo Linn T-shirt.

    Includes rewards 1, 2 and 3!

    LOIS LÉINE - UIMHIR A DÓ!!
    Ar ais de bharr tóra!!
    Faigh t-léine eiseach Seo Linn

    Duaiseanna 1, 2 agus 3 san áireamh freisin!

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    Pledge €75 or more About $84

    GIGITY!
    1 ticket to an intimate Seo Linn gig with meet and greet.

    Includes rewards 1, 2 and 3.

    GIGITÍ!
    Ticéad go seó Seo Linn le casadh leis an mbanna.

    Duaiseanna 1, 2 agus 3 san áireamh!

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    Pledge €100 or more About $112

    GIGITY GIGITY!
    2 x Tickets to an intimate Seo Linn gig with meet and greet.

    Includes rewards 1, 2 and 3.

    GIGITÍ GIGITÍ!
    2 x thicéad go seó Seo Linn le casadh leis an mbanna.

    Duaiseanna 1, 2 agus 3 san áireamh!

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    Pledge €150 or more About $167

    SKYPE GIG!
    We will play a 15 minute gig for you via skype!

    GIG SKYPE!
    Casfaidh muid gig 15 nóiméad daoibh via skype!

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    Pledge €200 or more About $223

    PENPAL
    A member of Seo Linn will send you a handwritten letter thanking you and outlining why your contribution is so important! The package will also include a few little mementos of the occasion!

    Rewards 1, 2 and 3 also included!

    CARA PINN
    Seolfaidh ball Seo Linn litir lámhscríofa chugat ag gabháil buíochais agus ag léiriú a thábhacht 's a bhí do thabhartas dár gcúis! Cuirfear cúpla rúinín beag crua isteach mar chuimhneachán freisin!

    Duaiseanna 1, 2 agus 3 san áireamh!

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    Pledge €300 or more About $335

    MUSIC MAD
    Music lesson with a Seo Linn member (1 hour on Skype/in person)
    Lessons on:
    Guitar, Bass Guitar, Button Accordion, Saxaphone, Keyboard, Drums or Bodhrán!
    Instrument required of course!

    CEOLTÓIR CRAICEÁILTE
    Ceacht ceoil le ball de Seo Linn (Uair amháin ar Skype/ceacht pearsanta).
    Ceachtanna ar:
    Giotár, Giotár Dord, Bosca Ceoil, Sacsafón, Méarchlár, Drumaí nó Bodhrán.
    Uirlis ag teastáil dár ndóigh!

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    Pledge €300 or more About $335

    PERFECT PUPIL
    Gaeilge, French (Grammar or oral), or Music (Performance) lesson to to help you pass your exams with flying colours!

    DALTA DÍOGRASACH
    Ceacht Gaeilge, Fraincíse (Gramadach nó béaltrial), nó ceol (praiticiúil) a chuideos le do chuid scrúdaithe.

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    Pledge €500 or more About $558

    BOOM SNAP CLAP
    Take drumming on your desk to a new level.
    Our drummer Conor will come to your school or club and teach an "Avicii vs Lurgan" Choreography and drum workshop

    BÚM SNAP CLAP
    Tóg bualadh ar do bhord go dtí an chéad leibhéal eile. Tiocfaidh ár ndrumadóir Conor chuig do scoil nó club agus múinfidh sé ceardlann drumaí ó "Avicii vs Lurgan"

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    Pledge €1,000 or more About $1,116

    WILD WORKSHOP!
    We will come to your school or a school of your choice and give one of our famous 1 day Musical Workshops as Gaelige.

    CEARDLANN CRAICEÁILTE!
    Tiocfaidh muid chuig do scoil nó chuig do rogha scoil agus déanfaidh muid Ceardlann Ceoil as Gaeilge.

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    Pledge €2,000 or more About $2,232

    STAR OF THE SHOW
    Ever fancied your moment in front of the camera? We would love to include some of our backers in our new music video - we can have you singing, acting, dancing or playing an instrument.

    LAOCH AN IMEARTHA
    An raibh fonn ort riamh a bheith os comhair an cheamara? Ba bhreá linn cúpla duine a chur inár bhfíseán ceoil nua! Féadfaidh tú a bheith ag casadh uirlise, damhsa, aisteoireacht nó canadh.

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    Pledge €3,000 or more About $3,348

    TAKE US HOME
    Seo Linn will come along and play a gig at your venue, your birthday party, your wedding, your 21st etc.

    Only available in Ireland.

    TÓG ABHAILE MUID
    Déanfaidh Seo Linn gig ag do chlub do chóisir breithlae, do bhainis, do 21ú etc.

    Éire amháin.

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    Pledge €5,000 or more About $5,581

    BAND BENEFACTOR WITH PLAQUE
    You will appear on our website in a special section - Band Benefactors - and will be recognised as being an ambassador for the Irish Language and helping us to achieve our project goals - this will be marked with an official Seo Linn plaque.

    SOGHNÍOMHAÍ DEN BHANNA LE PLAIC
    Beidh tú ar ár suíomh in áit speisialta - agus aithneofar mar Ambasadóir don Ghaeilge thú, agus don chabhair a tugadh dúinn aidhmeanna ár dtógra a bhaint amach - tabharfar plaic oifigiúil duit mar aitheantas air seo.

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    Pledge €6,000 or more About $6,697

    MY GIFT IS MY SONG!
    We will full-on record a song for you. Song may be an original or a cover of your choice. It will be personalised to your taste. Includes launch and CD sleeve!

    MO CHEOL THÚ!
    Déanfaidh muid taifead iomlán ar amhrán duit! Is féidir amhrán nuachumtha nó clúdach ar do rogha amhrán a roghnú. Seoladh agus corp DD san áireamh!

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    Pledge €7,000 or more About $7,813

    YOUR CALL!
    You decide on what we do for you - sing you down the aisle, help blocklay your house for a few hours, pick you up from the airport or even wash your car! It's up to you!

    **Must be pre-negotiated with band (we think that's only fair!)**

    LEATSA AN IMIRT!
    Beartaíonn tusa an duais - canadh ag do bhainis, thú a bhailiú ón aerfort nó fiú amháin do charr a ghlanadh! Tá na rogha agat!

    **Caithfear a réamhshocrú leis an mbanna (féaráilte go leor, cheapfaimis!)**

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Funding period

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