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The true story of a boy who became a saint. In words and music.
Illustrated book and CD audiobook
The true story of a boy who became a saint. In words and music.
Illustrated book and CD audiobook.If you missed the kickstarter, no worries - go here:https://www.givemn.org/project/the-boy-patrick585c5dc9d92a0
The true story of a boy who became a saint. In words and music. Illustrated book and CD audiobook.If you missed the kickstarter, no worries - go here:https://www.givemn.org/project/the-boy-patrick585c5dc9d92a0
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This is your chance to be, just as the chieftains of St Patrick's time, a patron of the arts:

 

Professionally printed and bound, illustrated book plus professionally recorded and packaged CD.

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This project balances out the typical St Patrick’s Day shenanigans (plastic green hats and partying, fun as it all is) with an educational project that will educate, entertain, and represent authentic Irish culture responsibly, through a spoken narrative with musical accompaniment recounting the factual tales and adventurous exploits of the young Patrick, from his capture and enslavement as a young man, through his daring escape, and beyond, into his later return to Ireland as a missionary, where he expressed his full love of the Irish people. Little did we know, until we started researching the actual facts, that young Patrick’s life was a breathtaking adventure full of derring-do and a story ripe for the telling!

The finished project will consist of a professionally recorded CD of spoken narrative and musical accompaniment, plus an illustrated text. The musicians on board include some of the industry’s top names from the global hit shows Riverdance and Celtic Woman, as well as some of the cream of the Irish America's music community. Our goal with this project is to provide readers a solid introduction to:

a) the authentic roots of an exclusively Irish yet globally recognizable cultural icon b) The traditional musical instruments of Ireland. We believe this project will provide so many who have an interest in their Irish heritage with a solid foundation on which to explore further. We have writer Therese Kunz, a seasoned playwright with over twenty years experience, working with us on the project's narrative.

We have calculated a Kickstarter goal of $5000 to supplement additional funding from outside sources. This figure will ensure that we can both produce a high quality, professionally recorded book and CD package and also compensate all the participating artists appropriately. By lending your support, you will be making the authentic roots of Irish culture a more integral part of a deepening of Irish-American heritage. Thank you so much for taking the time to read this - we really appreciate your support.

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Chapter sample

 

Risks and challenges

We've spent a long time dotting the I's and crossing the T's on on this project. Our individual tour schedules have been reviewed to insure that we are all available and on board when we need to be. The only risk is the risk of under- funding, so please lend your support and let's make sure that doesn't happen. Thank You

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