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Mairearad Green and Mike Vass have made a box and fiddle record. Packed full of great Highland tunes and character.
136 backers pledged £4,038 to help bring this project to life.

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Mairearad and Mike have been meeting sporadically over the past few years as part of a project they call 'Day a Month' with the aim of encouraging each other's composition work and to collaborate on their music.

They have explored chip tunes, electronica, spoken word, samples and even had a piece performed by McFall's Chamber as part of the Distil Showcase (Hands up for Trad)

But now they've gone back to their roots and have sourced a fantastic collection of traditional material and brought it together on their new album - named 'Day a Month'

Sourced from various Highland Collections of music, some tunes were picked for their exception melodies, others for their hilariously quirky titles!  

They value your support of this project and hope you enjoy the various rewards available. 

We are raising funds to help cover the costs of mixing and mastering the record, pressing the CDS and to help with touring and promotional costs. 

 

Risks and challenges

Releasing an album can be a huge challenge but one we have both achieved separately in the past. We are confident that, with a good bit of hard work, we can make it happen again!

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    Pledge £1 or more About US$ 1.31

    Thank you Audio Postcard

    We will send you a personalised Audio thank you recording for being awesome and supporting the project

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    Hall of Fame

    Your name, in our hall of fame - a page on our websites dedicated to you - a public display of our gratitude for your support of our 'Day a month' project

    Plus thank you audio postcard

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    Pledge £7 or more About US$ 9

    Digital download of our Album

    An MP3 download of our new album as an MP3 or hi-res format of your choosing (wav etc)

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    A copy of the album on CD

    With original sleeve design by none other than Mairearad Green herself! You have to see it to believe it

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    Pledge £15 or more About US$ 20

    CD copy of the album plus lucky dip

    2 CDs!

    A copy of the brand new album plus a lucky dip from our combined back catalogue

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    CD copy of the album plus 2 x lucky dip

    3 CDs!

    A copy of the brand new album plus 2 lucky dips from our combined back catalogue

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    Pledge £50 or more About US$ 66

    Tune learner pack

    Slowed down MP3s of all the tunes on the album so as you can learn them by ear.

    PDFs of all the sheet music

    PLUS a copy of the album on CD

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    Pledge £60 or more About $79

    Chord Learner pack

    As above but with Mairearad and Mike's chord charts for each of the tunes (a good challenge!)

    PLUS a copy of the album on CD

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    Pledge £150 or more About US$ 197

    Cover song or tune

    We will record a cover song or tune of your choice (within reason - no 56 verse ballads thank you please)
    and send you the exclusive mp3 (for you only, not to be published on Soundcloud or iTunes or the like)

    PLUS a copy of the album on CD

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    Pledge £250 or more About $328

    Tune Commission

    Do you want to commission the next Maggie West's waltz or Cavers of Kirkcudbright?

    Now is your chance. You'll get to name the tune, as well as receive a studio recording (featuring Mairearad and Mike) and a PDF of the sheet music to download

    An excellent gift for birthday or Christmas or just for someone special in your life

    PLUS a copy of the album on CD

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    Tune Commission XTRA

    Do you want to commission the next Maggie West's waltz or Cavers of Kirkcudbright?

    Now is your chance. You'll get to name the tune, as well as receive a studio recording, a PDF of the sheet music to download

    PLUS a handwritten manuscript signed by both Mairearad and Mike.

    PLUS a copy of the album on CD

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    Pledge £1,000 or more About US$ 1,314

    The Mystery Reward

    Its a mystery

    PLUS a copy of the album on CD

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    Pledge £1,500 or more About US$ 1,971

    House Concert

    A house concert for you and your friends.

    We will come and play 2 x 45 minutes of our music and song, and share some stories.

    Time and Date to be mutually agreed.

    PLUS a copy of the album on CD

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    Pledge £4,000 or more About US$ 5,256

    Volume II enabler

    You are our executive producer/esteemed benefactor and will enable us to record volume 2 of our 'Day a month' project.

    We would like to feature your photo on the front cover for volume II. Photo shoot at a time convenient for you.

    PLUS a copy of volume one on CD

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Funding period

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