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Two of folk music's most highly regarded and celebrated musicians, John McCusker and Heidi Talbot, record as a duo for the first time.
Two of folk music's most highly regarded and celebrated musicians, John McCusker and Heidi Talbot, record as a duo for the first time.
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Welcome to our Kickstarter page!

After 10 years of touring the world in each others bands, writing songs together & recording on solo albums, we have decided to make a duo Ep - YAY!! . To celebrate a decade of music making together, we are recording a 5 track EP and embarking on an extensive UK and European tour in 2018.

We're very excited about recording the Ep & the tour next year and we would love you to be a part of our our next musical adventure. Over the years we have both been very fortunate that we get many requests to do various things - perform at weddings, play in folks houses for an intimate concert, record somebody's favourite song or a tune for a special occasion. Very seldom do we have time to do any of these things as we're busy touring & recording but now we're looking forward to inviting you to be a part of this journey with us. 

So - please have a look at the rewards on display, ask us to record any song or tune of your choosing ( Heidi was a wedding singer in New York for a few years! ). We will record an acoustic version on our camera for you and send it to you with a message or we can record a song or tune just for you in our state of the art recording studio and send you a cd & MP3 of the recording. We will even come to your house and perform an intimate concert for you and your friends.

Thank you for taking the time to read this and we hope you can be a part of this with us - we will keep our Kickstarters updated on the recording and tour with special video diaries that will be available just for you to watch.

Many thanks from Heidi & John   

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Between us we have made over 10 solo albums and EP's and been involved in countless recording projects. We're confident we can do it again.

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    Pledge £6 or more About $8

    New EP! (December 2017)

    A signed physical copy of Heidi and John's new EP! AND a download version too. You'll also receive an mp3 of a new song, acoustically recorded exclusively for Kickstarter funders.

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    Bundle 1

    Copy of Heidi's record The Last Star and John's deluxe double album Yella Hoose/Goodnight Ginger, plus the new EP and EP download. All signed. PLUS You'll also receive an mp3 of a new song, acoustically recorded exclusively for Kickstarter funders.

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    Bundle 2

    Copy of Heidi's record In Love and Light and John's album Hello, Goodbye, plus the new EP and EP download. All signed. PLUS You'll also receive an mp3 of a new song, acoustically recorded exclusively for Kickstarter funders.

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    Pledge £25 or more About $33

    Handwritten Lyric Sheet

    The lyrics of one song of your choice, handwritten by Heidi (and signed). You can request a song from any previous album for delivery in the Autumn, or wait until the new EP is released and request a song from that (December 2017).

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    Bundle 3 - Lyric Sheet plus Bundle 1

    The lyrics of one song of your choice, handwritten by Heidi (and signed). You can request a song from any previous album for delivery in the Autumn, or wait until the new EP is released and request a song from that (December 2017). Plus, a copy of Heidi's record The Last Star and John's deluxe double album Yella Hoose/Goodnight Ginger, plus the new EP and EP download. All signed. You'll also receive an mp3 of a new song, acoustically recorded exclusively for Kickstarter funders.

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    Bundle 4 - Lyric Sheet Plus Bundle 2

    The lyrics of one song of your choice, handwritten by Heidi (and signed). You can request a song from any previous album for delivery in the Autumn, or wait until the new EP is released and request a song from that (December 2017). Plus, a copy of Heidi's record In Love and Light and John's Hello, Goodbye, plus the new EP and EP download. All signed. You'll also receive an mp3 of a new song, acoustically recorded exclusively for Kickstarter funders.

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    Pledge £100 or more About $130

    VIP Tour Tickets Plus CD Bundle

    2 x tickets to any show on Heidi and John's June/July tour, receive a shout out at the gig, signed copy of In Love and Light, the Last Star, My Sister The Moon EP, Christmas in September single, Signed tour posters from both, Yella Hoose/Goodnight Ginger deluxe double CD, Hello, Goodbye, Heidi and Johns new EP and exclusive acoustic new song download.

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    Pledge £150 or more About $195

    Cover Song of your choosing (video)

    Any song you'd love to hear Heidi and John cover? They'll learn it, and record an acoustic version to video and email it to you!
    PLEASE NOTE: Song requests within reason please!

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    Pledge £180 or more About $234

    Cover song/Lyric Sheet/Bundle 1

    Any song you'd love to hear Heidi and John cover? They'll learn it, and record an acoustic version to video and email it to you!
    PLEASE NOTE: Song requests within reason please! PLUS The lyrics of one song of your choice, handwritten by Heidi (and signed). You can request a song from any previous album for delivery in the Autumn, or wait until the new EP is released and request a song from that (December 2017). Plus, a copy of Heidi's record The Last Star and John's deluxe double album Yella Hoose/Goodnight Ginger, plus the new EP and EP download. All signed. You'll also receive an mp3 of a new song, acoustically recorded exclusively for Kickstarter funders.

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    Pledge £180 or more About $234

    Cover Song/Lyric Sheet/Bundle 2

    Any song you'd love to hear Heidi and John cover? They'll learn it, and record an acoustic version to video and email it to you!
    PLEASE NOTE: Song requests within reason please! PLUS The lyrics of one song of your choice, handwritten by Heidi (and signed). You can request a song from any previous album for delivery in the Autumn, or wait until the new EP is released and request a song from that (December 2017). Plus, a copy of Heidi's record In Love and Light and John's Hello, Goodbye album, plus the new EP and EP download. All signed. You'll also receive an mp3 of a new song, acoustically recorded exclusively for Kickstarter funders.

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    Pledge £500 or more About $651

    Song or Tune Produced by John McCusker

    Song or tune of your choosing produced by John in their state of the art recording studio and performed by both. The song or tune will be available on cd and mp3 download.

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    Pledge £1,500 or more About $1,952

    Living Room Show

    Heidi and John will come to your home and play 2 x 45 minute show. Plus a copy of Heidi's In Love and Light and Last Star Albums, and John's Hello Goodbye & Goodnight Ginger/Yella Hoose deluxe double albums, the new EP and exclusive acoustic new song download.
    PLEASE NOTE: PRIVATE CONCERT NO COMMERCIAL VENUES.
    UK only, pending verification of schedule availability.

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- (30 days)