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We're contemporary/Celtic duo, House of Hamill, and with your help, we're creating our debut album!
We're contemporary/Celtic duo, House of Hamill, and with your help, we're creating our debut album!
We're contemporary/Celtic duo, House of Hamill, and with your help, we're creating our debut album!
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Hey everyone!

We're finally making an album together. Many of you know us separately from our other bands, Enter the Haggis and Burning Bridget Cleary, and maybe some of you only know us as a duo from our web series "House of Hamill."

Regardless, you know how passionate we are about music and how dedicated we are to our creative projects, whether we're traveling to open-mics to film our episodes, staying up until 2AM learning the guitar solo in "Sweet Child O' Mine," on violin (seriously), or spending a month in Ireland learning new tunes.

Now, we're recording an album, and it's unlike anything either of us have ever done. The majority of the tunes and songs will be originals, and we honestly think you'll find them unique and compelling. For those of you wondering, this will not be a "traditional" album, but as you know, both of our roots are deeply buried in the Irish/Scottish/Canadian tradition, and you will definitely hear those influences coming through.

We want all of our projects to be interactive. We don't want you to pledge your money, just so we can send you some cool stuff, thank you and then move on. We want to meet you. That's why we included so many in-person, live rewards. We want you to literally be a part of this with us.

We're incredibly excited to be working on this album. Writing and arranging music together has been an incredible outlet, and we think you'll love the outcome. Thank you so much for taking the time to check us out, and we hope to see you all soon.

Rose & Brian

House of Hamill

Risks and challenges

As I'm sure you've all heard by now, making an album can be incredibly expensive. We're keeping our goal modest because we have the luxury of recording at home, but we still need your help to cover all of the other expenses, including mixing, mastering, production, design, promotion....

The bottom line is, we're excited to get to work! We understand that this will be a major investment, and the more help we have, the more successful we will be!

There are only two of us, so time and scheduling may sometimes work against us, but making music is what we love to do. This is our first major project for both of us outside of our respective bands, and we want it to be good. Really good.

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    DIGITAL DANCING

    A digital download of the album two weeks before the official release date!

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    PICK THIS ONE!

    A pack of 5 custom HoH guitar picks, plus a digital download of the album two weeks before the official release date!

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    LET'S GET PHYSICAL

    You'll get a signed physical copy of the new album PLUS a digital download two weeks before the official release date!

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    I LITERALLY CONNACHT

    You'll get a HoH designed "I Literally Connacht" shirt PLUS a digital download two weeks before the official release date!

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    YOU SHIRT DO LOOK GOOD

    You'll get an official House of Hamill t-shirt, PLUS a signed physical copy of the album and a digital download!

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    WRITE RIGHT RITE

    We'll send you hand-written lyrics for one of our songs. You'll also get a signed physical copy of the new album PLUS a digital download two weeks before the official release date!

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    HAPPY BIRTHDAY

    We'll record a personalized video of ourselves singing "Happy Birthday" for you or a person of your choice! You can put it on their facebook wall, broadcast it on the side of a building, or start off your ransom videos with some pizzaz (or pizzas.) Wat.

    You'll also get a signed copy of the album and a digital download two weeks before the release date!

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    SEEDY RELEASE PARTY

    You'll get one ticket to our exclusive, secret CD release party!*

    You'll also get a signed copy of the album and a digital download two weeks before the release date!

    *Date to be determined/Philadelphia area

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    SO HOOD

    You'll get a House of Hamill zip-up hoodie, PLUS a signed physical copy of the album and a digital download!

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    YER A HoH BAG, 'ARRY!

    Get a sweet House of Hamill tote bag full of goodies: You'll get a House of Hamill t-shirt, a pack of 5 custom HoH guitar picks, PLUS a signed physical copy of the album and a digital download two weeks before the release date! We may also throw in some random surprises..

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    EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

    Your name will be immortalized in our album credits for all eternity.

    You'll also get a signed copy of the album and a digital download two weeks before the release date!

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    BESTEST FRIENDS 5EVER

    This one gets you sweet stuff for yourself AND extra sweet stuff for your best friend/coworker/person you're stalking!

    Get TWO digital downloads, TWO signed cds, TWO t-shirts (two of the same design or one of each) in TWO swanky matching HoH tote bags. To top it off, we'll record a special video message for your recipient.

    Save it for Christmas and you can be the friend with the super-awesome over-the-top present that everyone resents.

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    FOR REELZ

    Let us write you a tune! Feel free to specify the type of tune, or just let us pick. We'll make it look old and vintage and send you a copy of the sheet music. We'll also record the tune and send it to you. Only ten of these are available!

    You'll also get a signed copy of the album and a digital download two weeks before the release date!

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    PET ROCK PLAYDATE

    Meet up with us for a picnic in a Philadelphia-area park, and we'll spend a couple hours eating, drinking and making pet rocks together. You can also help us write our next fermented grape juice review.

    You'll also get a signed copy of the album and a digital download two weeks before the release date!

    *Date of picnic to be determined

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    15 MINUTES OF...FAME?

    Make an appearance in one of our House of Hamill episodes! Spend a few hours with us filming - we'll give you a character and a few lines of dialogue. Camera shy? Help us write part of a script and help us shoot it.

    You'll also get a signed copy of the album and a digital download two weeks before the release date!

    *Due to the nature of this reward, it might take a few months to coordinate/plan/shoot.

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    QUEEN BUNDLEJAWN

    You get executive producer credit in the album, an "I Literally Connacht" t-shirt, an HoH hoodie, 5 HoH guitar picks and TWO tickets to our exclusive, secret CD release party*, all bundled together in an HoH tote bag!

    You'll also get a signed copy of the album and a digital download two weeks before the release date!

    *Philadelphia-area, date TBD

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    PRINCE BUNDLEJAWN

    Save $45 and get executive producer credit in the album, a custom tune written and recorded for you, and an HoH t-shirt!

    You'll also get a signed copy of the album and a digital download two weeks before the release date!

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    SING FOR US, ANGEL!

    Come be a part of the album! Sing backup vocals on a track or two and get credited on the album. Then we'll all go out to an Irish session together in Philly.

    You'll also get a signed copy of the album, an HoH t-shirt, and a digital download two weeks before the release date!

    RECORDING DATE: SUNDAY, MAY 22ND, PHILADELPHIA

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