Fàrsan started last summer as a way for all of us to spend some time together. We booked a week-long tour and rehearsed over Skype in Boston and Antigonish. Màiri sent recordings of her favorite songs and puirt-à-beul and Neil, Elias, and Katie arranged them into sets, paired them with tunes, and sent the results back up to Nova Scotia. As we played and danced together, we realized there was more to the project than an excuse to hang out and that's when we decided to record our first album.
Last month, we spent 9 days rehearsing and recording in Nova Scotia. Between Màiri's Gaelic classes at St. FX, we played and cooked and laughed together. We carefully selected our favorite material, polishing and getting it ready, testing it out on a wonderful audience at the Celtic Music Interpretive Centre on a snowy night, and finally driving up to Point Aconi to record it all at Lakewind Sound Studios. We're so excited to share this music with you. We have a wide array of sounds on fiddle, pipes, whistles, piano, accordion, percussive stepdance, puirt-à-beul and Gaelic songs and we think we've created something really special. We hope you do too!
The funds we raise on Kickstarter will go directly to the production of our album. Here's a quick breakdown of our approximate costs:
- Recording: $2000
- Mixing: $1500
- Mastering: $1000
- Pressing: $1750
- Travel/Incidentals: $1500
- Promo: $1000
- Whisky budget: $60 :)
We're hoping you can help us out by pre-ordering a copy of this CD! We are so excited about the music we've made, but the only way forward is with your help. Kickstarter is an ALL or NOTHING program and your credit card will only be charged if we raise the full $7000. Every little bit helps, from a share on facebook to a donation to the campagin. Thanks so much for your support!
Risks and challenges
The one thing to keep in mind when you back this project is that the delivery date MIGHT be pushed back a couple of months into the summer. We've budgeted ample time to record, mix, master, press the album, and create the rest of the rewards, but there are always unforeseeable bumps in the road!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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