Funded! This project was successfully funded on June 27, 2012.

Update #2

Stretching for the final week

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We are excited to report that with all of your support, we are drawing close to covering half of our project's costs!

The total bill for our grand adventure will run about $20k (as long as we don't eat much), or $10k apiece. Our Kickstarter total is now inching up toward $10k -- minus, of course, those fees and expenses. Your contributions still make a tremendous difference to us. 

Please share this with your friends. Who might like to sponsor a house concert in Philadelphia or NYC? Which of your relatives would most love a special Birthday Fiddle-o-Gram from Sweden? Whose wedding would be the perfect occasion for commissioning a new waltz?

Meanwhile, we're working hard behind the scenes to set up a blog, get our new EP tracks out to you, order those photo magnets,... Stay tuned!

Många tack for all of your continued support. You-all are the best!

~lydia & Andrea

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    Thank You! We'll list your name on our website as one of the project's sponsors.

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    Tune Download! One track from our new digital EP "Trip to Tobo." ... + a thank you note + credit in our list of project sponsors.

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    Album Download + Photo Magnet! Our new digital EP "Trip to Tobo," featuring traditional tunes, trad-inspired originals by each of us, and a stunning setting of the most famous Eric Sahlström tune of all time. Since there's no hard-copy CD to admire, we're throwing in a photo magnet of our album cover — our smiling faces on your fridge, to brighten your days in our absence. ... + a thank you note + credit in our list of project sponsors.

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    Birthday Fiddle-o-Gram! We'll phone or skype you (or your surprised gift recipient) from Sweden to wish you a happy birthday (in Swedish, of course) and play you a cheerful tune in honor of the occasion. ... + our new digital EP "Trip to Tobo" + photo magnet + a thank you note + credit in our list of project sponsors. (We'll work out the timing with you.)

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    Tune Book! An e-book of tune transcriptions for our favorite tunes we learn in Sweden, with digital recordings. ... + our new digital EP "Trip to Tobo" + photo magnet + a thank you note and photo from Sweden + credit in our list of project sponsors.

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    $77, you wonder?! When we return, we'll teach you the most famous Swedish tongue twister, "Sjuttiosju sjösjuka sjömän sköttes av sju sköna sjuksköterskor på skeppet Shanghai"! (see http://bit.ly/77sailors to get a head start — you'll need it!) ... + tune book + our new digital EP "Trip to Tobo" + photo magnet + a thank you note and photo from Sweden + credit in our list of project sponsors.

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    Personalized Mini Recording! We'll arrange and record a tune or Swedish song just for you (or your intended gift recipient). Maybe we can even convince one of our new friends or famous teachers to join us?? ... + tune book + our new digital EP "Trip to Tobo" + photo magnet + a thank you note and photo from Sweden + credit in our list of project sponsors.

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    December Express! Same as Personalized Mini Recording, but finished and ready for you — or your cherished gift recipient — before the December holidays. (...Umm, except for the tune book, which will still come later. So we have to put that later date on this item, to follow the Kickstarter rules.)

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    Your Own Tune! A totally new tune written just for you, inspired by Swedish folk traditions, for listening or for your favorite dance form (waltz? ECD?). We'll ask you a number of questions and then create a custom composition to suit you (or your beloved gift recipient). You'll get a recording and a transcription of your tune. ... + tune book + our new digital EP "Trip to Tobo" + photo magnet + a thank you note and photo from Sweden + credit in our list of project sponsors.

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    School Concert! We'll travel to your school (or other non-profit organization) and play a concert, complete with nyckelharpa petting zoo and entertaining educational material about Swedish folk music, tailored to your group's age range and interests. ... + tune book + our new digital EP "Trip to Tobo" + photo magnet + a thank you note and photo from Sweden + credit in our list of project sponsors. (Concert scheduled upon our return. Travel fees may apply if you live farther than a 2-hour drive from Keene NH, our duo's midpoint. Please check with us first if you're thinking of a very large group.)

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    House Concert! We'll travel to your house and put on a concert for you and your friends. You could also use this for a dance, a Midsommar party, a Santa Lucia party,... + tune book + our new digital EP "Trip to Tobo" + photo magnet + a thank you note and photo from Sweden + credit in our list of project sponsors. (Concert scheduled upon our return. Travel fees may apply if you live farther than a 2-hour drive from Keene NH, our duo's midpoint.)

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