About this project
"Aisling" is a type of song in the Irish tradition, which is about a dream had by an emigrant about being back home in Ireland among familiar landscape and friends.
"Aisling" is the new recording from Moors & McCumber; inspired by the landscape, people and history of Ireland, recorded and produced by Donogh Hennessy at Mhic an Daill studio on the Dingle peninsula in County Kerry, Ireland.
The idea to record in Ireland was born in 2011 when we lead our first tour group to counties Cork, Kerry and Clare. After visiting the Irish famine heritage museum in Skibbereen, County Cork, James woke up in the middle of the night and starting writing "Leaving for Cobh", which describes the journey of so many Irish who fled Ireland during the late 1840s during the time of the great famine, or as it's known in Ireland, "an Gorta Mór", the great hunger.
The next night, guitarist Donogh Hennessy and button accordion player, Damien Mullane, played for our group in a quaint pub in Ballyferriter, County Kerry, and the idea to record in Ireland was on its way.
The recording features Barry Kerr on Uilleann Pipes, Irish Whistle and Irish Flute, Pauline Scanlon on Backing Vocals, Tommy O'Sullivan on Guitar, Martin Leahy on Percussion, Martin Brunsden on Upright Bass, Laura Kerr on Fiddle and Donogh Hennessy on Guitar.
We believe this recording will transport you across the sea to the sacred ground of Ireland.
Join us on this musical Journey. "Aisling" will be released on St. Patrick's Day 2017!
Kort & James
Aisling features new songs; Dancing to the sounds, Sacred Ground, Take Me Down, a tune called Dunes of Barley Cove and...
A few fan favorites; Leaving for Cobh, Marjorie and Quick as I Can were recorded as well and with the help of our friends, captured in a way we had always hoped for.
This Kickstarter campaign is an all or nothing proposition. We have a little less than one month to raise $17,500. If we meet our goal we'll celebrate! If we fail to meet this goal your cards won't be charged.
This $17,500 is our base goal. It is the minimum we need to raise to pay for recording, mixing, mastering, artwork and printing. Kickstarter takes 5%, and another 3 to 5% in credit card processing fees. For every $10,000 raised, roughly $3,000 will go toward fulfilling the rewards. The rest goes to the costs of the project: paying musicians and artists, recording, mixing and mastering, graphic design, the songbook, and the CD and vinyl manufacturing. $17,500 won’t cover hiring radio promoters, publicists, promoting the songs online, posters, other merchandise, web designers, or good Irish Whiskey. Those things can only happen with a couple of STRETCH GOALS...
It's time for stretch goals! We've used radio promotion the last few recordings. We've had great success with your help. If we can raise $5,000 over our initial $17,500, we will be able to promote this album not only to USA radio stations, but also radio stations in Ireland. Please help us get this to $22,500!
Risks and challenges
The CD is finished and ready to be printed. The CDs will be sent to the duplication facility later this month and will be sent by the first part of April. The vinyl takes eight to ten weeks to make, and will be ready for shipment May 1st. The Songbook is being made right now, and the T-Shirts will be ordered on release day and sent out shortly thereafter. We don't anticipate any major challenges other than things we can't control such as injuries or illness. The concerts will be set up at the soonest available time with tour routing in mind. In certain situations it may take us a little bit longer than we expect to fulfill some concerts, etc... But we never forget our loyal fans, friends and backers.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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