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Tìr is our debut duo album of music and art inspired by life and lore of the Highlands of Scotland.  Fàilte/Welcome on board!
Tìr is our debut duo album of music and art inspired by life and lore of the Highlands of Scotland.  Fàilte/Welcome on board!
Tìr is our debut duo album of music and art inspired by life and lore of the Highlands of Scotland. Fàilte/Welcome on board!
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TÌR - A new album of Highland life & lore by

TÌR is a musical and visual project lead by Highland based duo Brian Ó hEadhra & Fiona Mackenzie. We have collected, written and are currently recording songs from the Highlands dealing with both traditional and contemporary subject matter which is still relevant to life in the Highlands today.  

When we were writing the songs we drew inspiration from our rich Gaelic folklore as well as contemporary matters which we, as Highlanders, feel passionate about; land reform, engaging with our environment, questioning of authority and life, love and loss.

There will be twelve songs on the album and it will be co-produced by acclaimed producer/musician/composer, Mike Vass.

Below is an audio file of a demo we did for the album. It is called "Beannaich a Triath nam Flath Fial". The words are from the folklore collection Carmina Gadelica and the music by Brian.

We have recorded most of the album with Keith Morrison from the Wee Studio in Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis. The album will be mastered by Pete Fletcher at the new Blackbay Studio in Bernera, on the west side of Lewis. 

The visual element of the project is important to us and we are really excited that behind every track will be a specially commissioned illustration drawn by Inverness based artist Rachel Cush of Crafty Marten Art.

 The inlay design will be done by Anna Rothach of Graficanna who is based on the beautiful Isle of Canna in the Inner Hebrides. 

We've started this Kickstarter campaign to allow us to complete the project including the mastering, design, manufacturing, promotion and distribution. Check out the awards we are offering for your pledges (including CD's, downloads, artwork, lessons, dedicated tunes, exclusive concerts and more)!  

We hope that you be interested in backing this project and maybe you'd consider sharing this information with your own friends and family who may be interested.

Ceud taing airson ur n-aire agus tha sinn an dòchas gun còrd a' chlàr ruibh.

Thanks so much for your interest and we hope you enjoy the album when it is released later this summer.

Risks and challenges

We have recorded much of the album with Keith Morrison and Mike Vass and confirmed the commission of artwork by Rachel Cush of Crafty Marten Art. The inlay designer Graficanna has been contracted as has Broadbay Studio for the mastering.

The album will be manufactured in July and launch in August 2018. The online promotional material and videos will be uploaded as the project progresses.

As we have recorded and released numerous albums in the past, we feel that we have the mix of skills and expertise to bring this project to fruition.

We have received project funding of £5,000 from Creative Scotland towards this project. We are providing thousands of pounds in-kind as well as a considerable amount of our own cash to make the whole project succeed.

The £2,750 sought from this Kickstarter campaign will pay for the final mixing, mastering, design, manufacture of the CD's, the promotional campaign and launch of the album. If we are lucky enough to raise more than the target then we will use this to make the whole package even more appealing, reach wider audiences and promote further the work of all the partners involved in the project.

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    Pledge £5 or more About $6

    Signed Postcard with Album Artwork

    We will send you a signed postcard with the beautiful album artwork of Highland artist Rachel Cush.

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    Album Download and Digital Artwork

    Receive a download link of the full album one week before release. We will also include album digital artwork with lyrics and translations.

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    CD and Digital Download

    Receive a physical copy of the album in the post as well as a link to download a digital version with album artwork.

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    Signed CD and Digital Download

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    CD, Download and Postcard

    Receive a signed copy of the album and postcard with original artwork in the post as well as a link to download a digital version with album artwork.

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    CD, Download, Postcard & Bonus Tracks

    Receive a signed copy of the album and postcard with original artwork in the post as well as a link to download a digital version with album artwork. We will also send you a link to additional bonus tracks exclusive to this project.

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    CD, Download, Postcard, Tracks, Past CD

    Receive a signed copy of the album and postcard with original artwork in the post as well as a link to download a digital version with album artwork.

    We will send you a link to additional bonus tracks exclusive to this project and also a CD of previous musical projects.

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    Pledge £40 or more About $51

    Download, CD, Card, Past CD, Sketchbook

    Receive a signed copy of the album and postcard with original artwork in the post as well as a link to download a digital version with album artwork.

    We will send you a link to additional bonus tracks exclusive to this project and also a CD of previous musical projects.

    You will receive an exclusive A5 limited edition sketchbook of the illustrations created for each of the songs by Rachel Cush.

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    Pledge £50 or more About $64

    All of the above plus "Gaol" tote bag

    Receive a signed copy of the album and postcard with original artwork in the post as well as a link to download a digital version with album artwork.

    We will send you a link to additional bonus tracks exclusive to this project and also a CD of previous musical projects.

    You will receive an exclusive A5 limited edition sketchbook of the illustrations created for each of the songs by Rachel Cush.

    You will receive a "Gaol" (meaning Love in Gaelic) cloth tote bag made by album designer Graficanna.com

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    Pledge £60 or more About $77

    Lesson by Skype + all of the above

    You will receive a half hour lesson in either Gaelic song, Gaelic language, guitar or bodhran.

    You will also receive a signed copy of the album and postcard with original artwork in the post as well as a link to download a digital version with album artwork.

    We will send you a link to additional bonus tracks exclusive to this project and also a CD of previous musical projects.

    You will receive an exclusive A5 limited edition sketchbook of the illustrations created for each of the songs by Rachel Cush.

    You will receive a "Gaol" cloth tote bag made by album designer Graficanna.com

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    Pledge £100 or more About $128

    Thanked on Inlay + all of the above

    Your name will be on the inlay of the album under the supporter thanks section.

    You will receive a half hour lesson in either Gaelic song, guitar or bodhran.

    You will also receive a signed copy of the album and postcard with original artwork in the post as well as a link to download a digital version with album artwork.

    We will send you a link to additional bonus tracks exclusive to this project and also a CD of previous musical projects.

    You will receive an exclusive A5 limited edition sketchbook of the illustrations created for each of the songs by Rachel Cush.

    You will receive a "Gaol" cloth tote bag made by album designer Graficanna.com

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    We'll write you a tune + all of above

    We will write you a tune and dedicate it to whomever/whatever you wish. We will record it and write it out on music manuscript. Note: this is a melody (no words), eg waltz, lullaby, etc.

    Your name will be on the inlay of the album under the supporter thanks section.

    You will receive a half hour lesson in either Gaelic language, song, guitar or bodhran.

    You will also receive a signed copy of the album and postcard with original artwork in the post as well as a link to download a digital version with album artwork.

    We will send you a link to additional bonus tracks exclusive to this project and also a CD of previous musical projects.

    You will receive an exclusive A5 limited edition sketchbook of the illustrations created for each of the songs by Rachel Cush.

    You will receive a "Gaol" cloth tote bag made by album designer Graficanna.com

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    Private Online Concert + all of above

    We will perform a short concert and stream it live just to you and others who select this option.

    Your name will be on the inlay of the album under the supporter thanks section.

    You will receive a half hour lesson in either Gaelic language, song, guitar or bodhran.

    You will also receive a signed copy of the album and postcard with original artwork in the post as well as a link to download a digital version with album artwork.

    We will send you a link to additional bonus tracks exclusive to this project and also a CD of previous musical projects.

    You will receive an exclusive A5 limited edition sketchbook of the illustrations created for each of the songs by Rachel Cush.

    You will receive a "Gaol" cloth tote bag made by album designer Graficanna.com

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    Pledge £650 or more About $835

    House concert* plus all of the above

    We will come to your house to perform an acoustic concert. *We can travel to a radius of 100 miles around Inverness, Scotland.

    Your name will be on the inlay of the album under the supporter thanks section.

    You will receive a half hour lesson in either Gaelic language, song, guitar or bodhran.

    You will also receive a signed copy of the album and postcard with original artwork in the post as well as a link to download a digital version with album artwork.

    We will send you a link to additional bonus tracks exclusive to this project and also a CD of previous musical projects.

    You will receive an exclusive A5 limited edition sketchbook of the illustrations created for each of the songs by Rachel Cush.

    You will receive a "Gaol" cloth tote bag made by album designer Graficanna.com

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Funding period

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