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My name is Tara, I am 20 years old and I am making a CD of Irish music on uilleann pipes,fiddle and concertina and some songs too!
My name is Tara, I am 20 years old and I am making a CD of Irish music on uilleann pipes,fiddle and concertina and some songs too!
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'You are the music while the music lasts' - T.S Elliot
'You are the music while the music lasts' - T.S Elliot

Hi Everyone !!  Thank you for taking an interest in my Kickstarter project :D

My name is Tara Howley, I am 20 years old and I live in a small village called Kilfenora in Co.Clare , Ireland !! :) 

Music has always been and always will be a huge part of my life! I started playing music when i was 4 years old. Below is a picture of my 2 sisters and I ! (I'm the one on the right !! ) 

I also play the Uilleann Pipes ,concertina and drums and i became a member of various bands and groups and achieved county, provincial and all Ireland success in solo categories and as a member of the Burren and Inis Óg bands and groups ! 

Above is a picture of the u12 Burren band ( im the one on the right playing the drums !!:) )
Above is a picture of the u12 Burren band ( im the one on the right playing the drums !!:) )
When i first started the pipes on my very first practise set with my amazing teacher Michael (Blackie) O'connell in 2004...
When i first started the pipes on my very first practise set with my amazing teacher Michael (Blackie) O'connell in 2004...
10 years later with my brand new full set of pipes ! Hard work pays off !!!
10 years later with my brand new full set of pipes ! Hard work pays off !!!

I regularly play in Hotel Doolin ( Fitzpatricks bar ) and it was there i crossed paths with American songwriter Johnsmith of 'Inishfree Tours'  Along with his fellow tour leaders, Joe Crookston, David Francey, Small Potatoes, Moors & McCumber, Ronny Cox, Tom Kimmel, Kate Campbell, Tim Grimm, Buddy Mondlock, and others. They encouraged me to make this CD and i would like to thank them for their kind words and support over the last 2 years !   

Here is a tune i Wrote for my Granny, Teasie McCormac , while on the comhaltas tour of Ireland ! hope ye enjoy !:) https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=382974931851873&set=vb.158683770947658&type=2&theater

Making this CD is something i have always really wanted to do. However, as most of you know, making a CD is very expensive. I have 2 tracks recorded, but as i had no previous experience of recording, i was a little naive as to how long it would take and how expensive this process is, then there's the master/mixing , ordering copies , cover design etc. and  of course the promotional expenses. 

This is where i need YOUR support ! I would be forever grateful for you to be a part of my journey!! I will look forward to sending regular updates as to how the CD is progressing and a few behind the scene pictures also ! 

Thank you so much for considering my project!! 

Love, peace and happiness to you all :) ! #keepsmiling :) 

T.

Risks and challenges

With every project there is an element of risk. I took this year out of college in order to make this CD. It was a very hard decision to make but as i have previously said it is something i have always wanted to do so i really hope that my project can be funded !! and that all of you who are reading this can be a part of my journey !

Thanks again !! :)
T.

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    A signed copy of my new CD, A Skype lesson by me on an instrument of your choice :
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    tin whistle
    mouthorgan,
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    2 signed copies of my new CD , a signed poster, a personal 'thank you' in the sleeve notes my CD. I will play/sing for a function (in Ireland) eg. church music , civil ceremonies, re-newal of vows ceremonies ect. (according to available dates from both parties)

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    5 signed copies of my new CD. A signed poster,A personal 'thank you' in the sleeve notes my CD.
    i will write a tune just for you , with a title of your choice and background picture of your choice also. This would make a lovely unique present!! :)

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    5 signed copies of my new CD. A signed poster, A very special personal 'thank you' in the sleeve notes my CD.
    i will write 2 tunes just for you , (tune type of your choice e.g.reel,jig,barn dance,polka,slide, hornpipe or slow air ! with a title of your choice and background picture of your choice also. This would make a lovely unique present!! :)

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    10 signed copies of my new CD, A very special personal 'thank you' in the sleeve notes my CD. A signed poster, 5 Skype lessons on an instrument of your choice uilleann pipes
    concertina
    fiddle
    tin whistle
    mouthorgan
    i will write 3 tunes just for you , (tune type of your choice e.g.reel,jig,barn dance,polka,slide, hornpipe or slow air ! with a title of your choice and background picture of your choice also. This would make a lovely unique present!! :)

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