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With roots in the Scottish tradition & strong influence from Appalachian music, Jenna Moynihan sets off to record her debut album!
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UPDATE: I've reached my Kickstarter goal of $8,000, but I still need your help!

** Update #2! We've surpassed my first stretch goal of $12,000. Wow! Wow and whoa. I've set a second stretch goal of $15,000. Reaching this goal will allow me to make the album the best it can be!

* Update #1 This album will definitely be funded - incredible! Thank you! I am hopeful we can reach my first stretch goal of $12,000, which will cover most of the costs of the project. Your incredible outpouring of support brought us to the goal within the first three days of this campaign - let's see what we can do in the remaining 26!! Deepest thanks, x Jenna 

I am beyond excited for this project. 

This February, I'll be heading into the studio to record my debut album - a project that has been spinning about in my head over 17 inspiring years of fiddle lessons, joyful weeks at fiddle camps, late-night sessions, and four years of my degree studies at Berklee College of Music. Fueled by my passion for Roots Music, I've performed throughout North America, in France, Scotland, and as a soloist with the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall. 

I have been surrounded by so much beauty and joy having music as the cornerstone in my life - from the thriving acoustic music community here in Boston, to new and unexpected friends met along the way. I'm so glad it's time to share some of that with all of you in this album.

THE ALBUM

I'll be spending four days in the studio with a cast of musicians whose work and talent I greatly admire. I'm honored to be working with Maeve Gilchrist, Mairi Chaimbeul, Darol Anger, Courtney Hartman & Owen Marshall. We'll be recording February 19-22, 2015 at Dimension Studios in Jamaica Plain, MA, with Dan Cardinal, who will be engineering and mixing the session. 

I'm hoping to raise $8,000 through this Kickstarter campaign, but this project will cost around $12,000 in total to produce. All of the funds will go directly to all the production costs of the album, which include:

  •  Four days recording at Dimension Studios
  •  Producer & Musician's fees
  •  Printing & Duplication of the album
  •  Mixing & Mastering
  •  Album artwork & design 
  •  Travel costs
  •  Kickstarter/Amazon fees

HOW DOES KICKSTARTER WORK?

Kickstarter is a crowd-funding platform - which means YOU get to be involved on a personal level with the creation of this project. EVERY donation counts. I am so grateful to each of you for being involved.

REWARDS

Your involvement & support is what will bring this project to life - I can't do it without you! I'm offering a slew of rewards in return for your donation. You can donate as much or as little as you feel comfortable with, and can choose the reward at the equal or lesser donation level. If you've selected a reward that needs to be mailed to you, I'll be contacting you after the campaign closes with surveys to collect your addresses & any other pertinent information. 

*If you want your selected reward (original tune or scarf) by Christmas, please email telling me just that by NOVEMBER 25 so I can have it ready for you in time!

THANK YOU...your support truly means the world to me.

Special thanks to Adrianna Ciccone for filming the video & to George Clements for recording the audio.

Scarf Models, in order of appearance: 
Katie McNally
George Clements
Owen Marshall

Risks and challenges

Kickstarter is an all or nothing platform. If I don't reach my goal of $8,000 by the end of the 30-day period, I won't receive ANY of the funds, your credit cards won't be charged, no rewards will be sent out, and this project won't get off the ground.

As a backer, you'll receive updates from me throughout the entire process. I'll share some sneak peeks into our days recording in the studio, first looks at the album design, and more!

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    Thank you! Download 1 track from the album

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    THE ALBUM! A signed, hard copy of the album + a handmade thank you note delivered to your door!

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    TWO signed copies of the album - one to keep and one to share - delivered to you + download the 2 'bonus tracks' + handmade thank you note

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    A teaching CD! I'll record 20 of my favorite tunes at slow & fast tempos to learn by ear (feel free to make a few requests of tunes you've always wanted to learn!) + a signed copy of the album + handmade thank you note

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    A scarf knit just for you - by me! + a signed copy of the album + a handmade thank you note

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    A one-hour fiddle lesson via Skype (or in person, if you live in Greater Boston) + a signed copy of the album + handmade thank you note

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    A fiddle tune written just for YOU! I'll write you an original tune - you name it - and I'll send you the handwritten music and a little recording of it + a signed copy of the album

    *An original tune is a pretty cool Holiday gift...let me know if you need it by Christmas!

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    Two spots on the guest list to a CD release show + your name listed in the 'Thank Yous' in the album liner notes + a box of homemade baked goods + 2 signed copies of the album + handmade thank you note

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    Fiddle workshop for up to 12 students AND a copy of the album for each student + I'll provide some homemade baked goods!
    (New England/New York State)

    *If you live outside of NY & NE, send me a message and we'll discuss travel

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    HOUSE CONCERT! Invite your friends, family, enemies & neighbors over for an intimate evening of music in the comfort of your own home! We'll provide the music & some homemade baked goods! + your name listed in the 'Thank Yous' in the album liner notes + 2 copies of the album

    (New England/New York State)
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