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Help The Sweet Sorrows make a brand new album that mixes Celtic and Americana music together. Phil Madeira will be producing the album.
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Brilliant Celtic Artist Mary Fleeson's Art is up for grabs.  https://www.lindisfarne-scriptorium.co.uk
Brilliant Celtic Artist Mary Fleeson's Art is up for grabs. https://www.lindisfarne-scriptorium.co.uk

 

Groovy Sweet Sorrows Tees...grab one now..
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'Husband & wife team Sammy & Kylie Horner AKA The Sweet Sorrows' have been playing and touring all over the planet for the past three years.  They have performed in  the USA, Canada, Thailand, Germany, UK, Ireland, Romania and Australia and are presently continuing a massive tour schedule across the USA and Europe for the remainder of the year.  All of our recording projects so far have been self produced and the band have built a great following and loyal fan base.  We felt it would be great to try to blend our favourite styles of music together in one album.  We turned to our old mate, Nashville legend Phil Maderia, ( Emmy Lou Harris, The Civil Wars, Garth Brooks, Toby Keith, Buddy Miller and more) to see if he would be available to help us make our best album to date and we were delighted that Phil jumped at the chance to help us produce something really unique and special.  The album will be recorded in Wexford, Ireland and Nashville TN. USA using amazing musicians from both sides of the pond, ( we will let you know who will be playing soon!).  The name 'Celticana' describes the fusion of Celtic & Americana music that we hope to bend on this project. We have some fantastic rewards on offer and we will be pushing the Kickstarter on our fall tour in the USA 2016.  Our goal will help us get this album recorded and in these days of no record company financing, most independent artists depend on the support of their fanbase.  We'd love it if you'd consider partnering with us to make something really special.

Risks and challenges

Our main obstacle is finding the time in The Sweet Sorrows touring schedule and Producer Phil Madeiras' commitments. Presently we are aiming to record in Wexford Ireland in April 2017 and the album being completed by summer 2017. The funding that comes for Kickstarter will only be enough to record the album, cover musicians , flights and mastering. All further costs such as manufacturing, promotional videos etc. will need to be met using our own finances that we make on tour.

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    Pledge €1 or more About $1.13

    Virtual High Five

    a big heartfelt thanks from us for being interested in what we do for a living!

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    The oldie but goodie

    a download code for any album in our back catalogue....yeah...any album for 5 Euros!

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    The Sweet Sorrows Thru Your Wi-Fi

    A download code for the new album 'Celticana'

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    Oh Look, they signed it

    Signed copy of 'Celticana'

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    Pledge €25 or more About $28

    'In the Meantime '

    A download of any album from our back catalogue while you wait for your signed copy of 'Celticana'.

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    Pledge €30 or more About $34

    'T & Download'

    get a Sweet Sorrows T shirt & a download of "Celticana" (XXL Shirt add 5 Euros)

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    The Fiddlestick

    A Fiddle stick ( a fiddle shaped USB drive with previous Sweet Sorrows music loaded on) & a signed copy of 'Celticana'

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    Before & After

    and exclusive download code for the stripped back demo versions of all the songs on Celticana and signed copy of 'Celticana'.

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    The Goggle box

    We will video record one acoustic version of a song live from our hotel room / living room and email it to you with a personal message and you will get a signed copy of Celticana.

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    Did you mention me?

    Get your name in the liner notes on the new album and get a signed copy of Celticana.

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    ‘Got The T- Shirt’

    A Sweet Sorrows T Shirt and a signed copy of the Celticana CD

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    Lindisfarne Scriptorium Amazingness

    Brilliant Lindisfarne Celtic Artist will be working with us for the art work on Celticana and she is making 20 limited edition signed prints of her amazing art work just for you. Includes a signed copy of Celticana.

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    ‘Scribbles and corrections’

    Hand written lyrics of Celticana in a cool Celtic Journal and a signed copy of Celticana CD

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    Pledge €100 or more About $113

    'Stay In Touch'

    Get a personal postcard from The Sweet Sorrows from every country we visit on tour in the next 12 months which will likely be USA, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, England, Switzerland, Germany, Romania and Thailand…at least…you will also get a signed copy of Celticana.

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    Pledge €150 or more About $170

    ‘the home movie gig’

    We will record 3 of you favourite Sweet Sorrows songs live on a FLIP recorder…you will hear our personal thanks delivered in our very cool accents just for you..,,and we will send you the FLIP Recorder as part of the reward! Includes a signed copy of Celticana.

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    Banner over me

    We are giving one of our beautiful S & K Celtic Banners away. Hand painted by Canadian Artist Martha Lawson this is a unique piece of art. This reward includes a signed copy of Celticana.

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    Pledge €250 or more About $283

    'The Rhythm Of The World'

    Grab Sammy’s small Irish Bodhran that he used on last years European tour, and a set of authentic Australian Aboriginal rhythm sticks , shakers, spoons and anything else we can find so you can help to keep world music in time! Includes a signed copy of Celticana. Only available in the USA .

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    Is it an Instrument or a piece of Art

    Kylie has been working with Celtic Artist Mary Fleeson of the Lindisfarne Scriptorium and has come up with her own unique take on Celtic Art. These will be original hand decorated Irish Bodhran Drums by Kylie…you will love these! Includes a signed copy of Celticana.

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    Co write with Sammy!

    Got an Idea for a groovy tune? Skype or Face time co write with Sammy and bring out the best in your creative musical idea. Sammy has had his music covered by European and American Artists like Julie Miller and Capewalk, and had songs featured on major albums in the UK, Germany and USA. He has written theme tunes for TV shows even one track for a movie. Sammy has co written with some of the best in the business. He's the guy responsible for starting a whole new genre in Celtic Spiritual Music and has his music featured in the Celtic Hymnbook..and of course you get a signed copy of Celticana. This should happen before the end of 2017!

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    Everything we got’

    Get everything by the Sweet Sorrows / Sammy Horner / The Electrics as a download…that’s a lot of music!

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    Pledge €400 or more About $452

    ‘The one in the video’

    You want to grab Sammy’s Recording King Dirty Thirty Guitar that he used in the ‘Helper video? Well, you can..…..you will also get a signed copy of ‘Celticana’.

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    Be your own folk band

    We know that it’s fun listening to your favourite bands, but why not be your own band. We will send you one of Sammy’s signed Acoustic Guitar a Irish Penny Whistle AND one of Kylie’s own stomp boxes (signed of course) that she used on our 2015 Australian tour! We will throw in some capos and picks…..you will be grooving at your local coffee shop circuit in no time. You will also get a signed copy of ‘Celticana’.
    Available in USA

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    Be your own folk band 2

    We know that it’s fun listening to your favourite bands, but why not be your own band. We will send you one of Sammy’s signed guitars, a Irish Penny Whistle AND one of Kylie’s own stomp boxes (signed of course) that she used on our 2015 UK tour! We will throw in some capos and picks…..you will be grooving at your local coffee shop circuit in no time. You will also get a signed copy of ‘Celticana’. Available in Europe.

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    Let us record your song

    We will record one of your original songs in our studio in Ireland. If you have some recording ability you can play or sing on it and we will transfer files on email and mix the whole thing. Includes a signed copy of Celticana.

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    Head Honcho

    Every project needs some key players to make it happen. You will have your name in the ‘Executive Producers’ credits on the CD Liner notes as one of the people who made this thing happen. This Includes a signed copy of Celticana. and anything else that we can think of!

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    The Band live from your living room.

    Would you love to have The Sweet Sorrows play to all your friends and family and never have to leave the house? You need to cover our travel costs and accommodation and we need to be on tour in your country. We will bring good times and everything else you need for an unforgettable live gig right there by your couch! Includes a signed copy of Celticana.

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    The Emerald Isle

    Be the envy of your friends! Come to our Big Feet Home studio in Wexford Ireland and record 2 of you own songs with The Sweet Sorrows. You need to get yourself there at a time that is mutually suitable, but we will give you accommodation and studio time for 2 days….and what the heck….we will even take you for dinner in a real Irish pub! Includes a signed copy of Celticana.

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