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Update #6 - For backers only

Rewards on their way!

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Update #5

Flourish on its way!

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I just received the exciting news that Flourish went to the press this morning and it should arrive on my doorstep in about two weeks! I don't want to make any promises (every step of this project has taken longer than I anticipated!) but if all goes according to plan, I'll be able to start mailing your rewards within a month. Those of you who have slightly more complicated rewards--handmade cookbooks, for example--might have to wait a week or two longer, so don't fret that they've gotten lost in the mail!

If you want a SNEAK peek of my album, tune into A Celtic Sojourn on WGBH this Saturday at 3:00 p.m., when they'll be featuring me alongside other Boston Celtic Music Festival artists. You can also get a sneak peek at Adam Agee's beautiful album art by checking out my new Facebook fanpage

I'm so excited that you'll be hearing this album soon. It's taken a little while to make it perfect, but I couldn't be happier with how it sounds and looks. Thank you all for helping make 2012 such a knockout and I hope you all have a wonderful new year!

Love from, Katie


Update #4

CD Release PAR-TAY!

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Hello KICKSTARTERS!

I wanted to let you all know that ticket sales for my CD release show start today at noon! The show will be on Thursday, January 24 at 8:00 pm at Club Passim. All of the musicians who are featured on Flourish will be onstage with me that night and it's sure to be a FIESTA. Check out the details and order your tickets here: http://passim.org/club/katie-mcnally-cd-release

Anyone who donated at the $200 level and would like to cash in on their 2 guest-list spots at this show, let me know SOON! I'm anticipating this evening to sell out quickly, but I want YOU to have first pick.

Even if you can't make it to the show, Flourish should be in your hands soon! I had initially wanted the album to be done by the Childsplay tour, but it's now looking like the CD will be done closer to mid-December. I sent the tracks off to be mastered 2 weeks ago and I'm currently exchanging emails with my graphic designer about the cover.

Hope you are all doing well and for those of you who celebrate, have a happy Thanksgiving!

Love, Katie


Update #3

Flourish has been recorded!!

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Hey EVERYONE!

Just wanted to keep you all in the loop and let you know that all TEN tracks of Flourish have been recorded and they sound just as good as I hoped they would! We spent four days at Dimension Sound Studios at the beginning of September, and Matt, Hanneke, and I will go back at the end of October to mix and edit everything. We've taken a little hiatus from working on it because I'm currently on a national tour with Carlos Núñez, an incredible Galician bagpipe-player. Check out his website to see when we'll be in your part of the country this month!

Flourish is still on track to be done by the beginning of December, so I'll be starting to send them out shortly after this year's Childsplay tour AND getting in touch with you to find out what kind of baked goods, tunes, and workshops you're looking for!

Love, Katie


Update #2

309 Thank You Notes in One

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I’ve just returned home after teaching at my last fiddle camp of the summer, and I couldn't be more exhilarated and grateful to be playing music and sharing it with all of you. Your support over the past month has been incredibly humbling; I'm simultaneously overwhelmed and emboldened by the strength of your response, and I can't wait to step into the studio next Monday. 

Flourish would have been impossible to make without your help. Now it’s time to hold up my end of the bargain and work as hard as I can to make an album that will (hopefully!) inspire you as much as you've inspired me. 

You will be receiving a short survey soon that must be filled out so that I know how to contact you and where to send your rewards! I'm hoping to have Flourish ready by the beginning of December, so with any luck, your copies of the album will arrive between Christmas and New Year! 

Love, Katie


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