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A debut album of original and traditional Scottish fiddle music
A debut album of original and traditional Scottish fiddle music
309 backers pledged $14,601 to help bring this project to life.

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UPDATE: I've reached my Kickstarter goal of $7,500 but I still need your donations! This means my album is guaranteed to be funded. Your incredible generosity and the unstoppable momentum of this project have convinced me that if I can raise at least $12,000, I can make the album even better than I had hoped. I still need your help to make this the best recording possible! Thank you for your enormous generosity and your continued support.
~Katie

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I can't tell you how excited I am about this project. 

My album, Flourish, will be a culmination of everything I've worked towards over the past 14 years of lessons, fiddle camps, and late-night sessions. It will also launch me into the next phase of my career as a fiddle player. I'm lucky enough to be working with some of my best friends and biggest heros—Hanneke Cassel, Corey DiMario, Neil Pearlman, and Eric McDonald—and I need your help in order to make it all come together. 

Flourish will cost a little over $12,000 to produce in total and I'm asking you to help out by contributing $7,500. All of the funds will go directly towards paying the amazing musicians and engineers I'll be working with, for recording time at Dimension Sound Studios, to mix and master the album, for fabulous album artwork by Adam Agee, and for duplication of the album. 

Kickstarter is an ALL or NOTHING program. Your credit card will only be charged if I raise the full $7500. Otherwise, I get nothing. The real power of Kickstarter is that every donation counts. With enough people involved, we can make this a reality without anyone having to give more than they feel comfortable with. Please share this with your friends, family, and anyone you know who supports the arts and independent music! 

Thank you for reading and for your continued support.

Videography by Andy Cambria and editing by Connor Ferguson.

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  • YES, PLEASE! I set my goal low in order to assure that I would at least raise part of the album's cost. In total, the album will cost upwards of $10,000 so I still need more funding in order to complete production of the album as soon as possible. If we raise a couple thousand beyond that, I can begin to think about promotion of the album as well. Let's keep the momentum up!

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    A teaching CD of 10 classic Scottish and Cape Breton tunes recorded fast for listening and slow for learning, plus rewards #4 and #3.

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    A hand-illustrated cookbook with some of Katie's most successful baked goods recipes. PLUS, rewards #4 and #3.

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    A one-hour fiddle lesson via Skype with Katie, plus rewards #4 and #6!

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    A box of homemade baked goods, plus rewards #7 and #4!

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    Two spots on the guest list for one of Katie's upcoming shows, plus two signed copies of Flourish for you and a friend!

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    A tune written just for you, plus three signed copies of Flourish for you to keep and share!

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    A fiddle workshop (in New England) for up to 12 string students! Plus, a copy of the album for each student.

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    A concert at your house, school, or office (in New England) for you and all your friends! PLUS, hand-delivered baked goods, and five copies of Flourish.

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