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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, August 22 2018 5:37 PM UTC +00:00.

Don StiffeBy Don Stiffe
First created
Don StiffeBy Don Stiffe
First created
€16,567
pledged of €16,000pledged of €16,000 goal
290
backers
5days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, August 22 2018 5:37 PM UTC +00:00.

About

Longing for the Day will be my 3rd studio album, and I’m excited about getting some new songs recorded in the studio. A lot has happened for me since my last record in 2011, when I was a finalist in the All Ireland Talent Show. I recorded two albums with The Kilfenora Ceili Band, and played all over Ireland, in venues like The Concert Hall in Dublin, and live on The Late Late Show. I am a regular guest with US band Cherish The Ladies on their US tours as well as in Ireland. My website, www.donstiffe.com, has pictures of some of the great names and bands I've been performing with since my last album. I’ve also been busy with my own concert schedule. This album will be another step on my musical journey, and I’m excited about the ideas for arrangements that are coming together for the songs. Some are my own compositions, and tell my life’s unravelling story in different ways. 

 Today, the music industry has changed beyond recognition, and record companies are no longer a practical option for many artists. Making an album goes through a lot of different processes so the funds raised in this campaign will go towards the hire of a studio, an engineer, musicians and a producer, to mastering and mixing album, designing and printing the artwork ,duplication of CDs, and finally hiring a publicist to promote the album.

Thankfully, new ways to finance a new record are coming about, and crowdfunding is one very popular way to ensure that the artist continues to make recordings. I would like to invite you to be an integral part of the making of my next record, so I’ve engaged with Kickstarter to put a program of rewards together that I hope you will find value in. For starters, every option includes a digital download of my new album. 

 Here’s how it works: You browse the different rewards, and make a selection. Your order is placed, and when the album is ready, you will get your items in the mail, as well your digital download of the album. I will be keeping you updated on the progress of the recording as we work away in the studio, with some live footage of the recording process too. You can also help by sharing this message, anywhere you see the link on social media. 

Thanks for supporting live music, 

Don xxx

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    Pre-release download of the album

    You will be sent a free download of the CD, before it is on general release.

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    Signed CD + Download

    You will be sent a free download of the CD, before it is on general release, plus a personally signed CD will be posted to you.

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    Download, CD to you, plus CD to a friend

    You will be sent a free download of the CD, before it is on general release, a signed (personally to you) CD, posted to you, and a CD to a friend with a personal message from Don, or a message worded by you.

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    Pledge €50 or more About $57

    2 Gig tickets + Download + Signed CD

    2 Tickets to a Don Stiffe gig of your choice in 2018/2019 (Dates TBC)
    Signed CD posted to you
    Album Download

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    Pledge €100 or more About $114

    Short documentary/bonus track package

    A video documentary of the album being recorded, with footage of guest musicians etc
    An exclusive bonus track not on the CD
    Personal thank you on the CD sleeve
    2 tickets for a gig of Don's, (dates TBC) anywhere, in 2018/2019.
    Signed CD
    Album download

    Includes:
    • Studio video
    • Gig Ticket
    • Album Download
    • CD
    • Bonus track download
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    Pledge €150 or more About $171

    Handwritten Lyrics package

    Mounted professionally handwritten copy of the lyrics to any of Don's own compositions.
    A video compilation of the record being made in the studio, with footage of guest musicians etc
    An exclusive bonus track not on the CD
    Personal thank you on the CD sleeve
    2 Gig tickets
    Signed CD
    Album download

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    • Album Download
    • CD
    • Gig Ticket
    • Bonus track download
    • Handwritten lyrics
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    Pledge €250 or more About US$ 285

    Go fishing with Don!

    Don is a keen trout fisherman, and will take you fishing in his boat on Lough Corrib. (Availability for 2019 by arrangement) PM for more details. Plus a signed CD to take home!

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    Music Workshop

    Don and Frank Kilkelly will come to your venue anywhere in Ireland for a 4 hour combined performance/workshop. Don will give a workshop in performing, singing, songwriting - Frank will give a workshop in guitar accompaniment of Irish music, and songs.
    Anytime in 2018/2019, subject to availability. Plus a copy of the album!

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    House Concert

    Don and Frank will perform a house concert anywhere in Ireland. We can agree a date, and you can sell tickets, or we can perform for a selected group of family/friends, anytime in 2018/2019.

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    Pledge €1,000 or more About US$ 1,139

    Gig

    Don and Frank will come and play at your venue anywhere in Ireland in 2018/2019, subject to availability. If required, we will add the gig to our events schedule, and promote it with our other performances.

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