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The Woodlands Edge

Poems of Irish Patriot Thomas MacDonagh with songs that influenced his life Performed by Celebrated Artists & The MacDonagh Family

The Woodlands Edge

Poems of Irish Patriot Thomas MacDonagh with songs that influenced his life Performed by Celebrated Artists & The MacDonagh Family

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About

  • This exciting new project has been 2 years in the making ,  I have set the target very low in order to reduce the stress of a kickstarter campaign, to finish this album and give it the treatment and respect it deserves we really need to raise approximately $7000 . 

This is an album of Thomas MacDonagh's poetry influenced by nature, folklore, country life , Irish culture and history , the CD will also feature a selection of songs which are  representative in the works and life of  , Poet , Patriot , Playwright  Thomas MacDonagh 

I'm delighted to say tha his granddaughter Muriel McAuley and two of his great grandsons Turlach and Dylan ,and great daughter Michelle are working on this with me and some other wonderful artists such as Irish Music Legend   - Liam O’'Maonlai ,  Internationally renowned award winning actor Patrick Bergin (“Sleeping With the Enemy” Patriot  Games) , 

Award winning Singer and actress Aoife Scott , Irish Singing Star Monica Brennan , Grammy nominees  Aoife Clancy and Janine Randall,  Grammy Winner  Frank Wharton,  All-Ireland Medal Winning Musicians - Singer Liam Hart, Uileann Pipers Torrin Ryan & Joey Abarta ,multi instrumentalist Stuart Peak along with notable artists such as  legendary Irish MusicIans Tommy McCarthy , Tommy Keane , Caroline O'Shea, German Composer and musician Steffan Daum , Composer and producer Colin Owens , Along with actors Ciaran Crawford and Aedín Moloney & Warren O’Reilly  !!! All  are graciously helping me out with poems and music respectively , and as if that wasn‘t  an already impressive lineup the CD will also feature Former Maryland Governor and musician Martin O’Malley will Also gueststar  on the album , 

  •  As mentioned I’ve set the goal very low to reduce the stress involved with a campaign.
  •  The funds raised through kickstarter will help to finish the recording process (70% completed) then we need to edit , mix and master the tracks and replicate the album in a beautifully presented Digipak designed by professionals artists , 

STRETCH GOALS $8500 

If we reach this goal I’ll be able to design the album cover with award winning graphic artist Tim Colletti and have legendary producer Joe Clapp mix and master the album .Joe has worked with many notable musicians including  , Grammy Winners Paula Cole (”Where have all the cowboys gone ? & Dawson Creek theme “I don’t want to wait“ & Lori McKenna (Girl Crush) and Grammy Nominated Godsmack frontman Sully Erna , Irish Tenor Ronan Tynan and Grammy Nominee Jordan Knight (New Kids on Block ) 

Risks and challenges

There is no risk to supporters I’ve dedicated almost 2 years and we have poured thousands of hours and dollars to this project . The production team and I have every intention of finishing it I’m very excited about it.

Reaching these goals will help us present the songs poems and music in a beautiful digipak with the most pristine sound quality available to truly bring The words and music and songs of this project to life.

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    • 4 Limited Edition Posters

    • 1 Copy the 1916 Proclamation
    • 1 8x 10 Photo of Thomas MacDonaghs Cell in Kilmainham Jail Dublin , taken by Thomas MacDonaghs great grandson Turlach MacDonagh.

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    Easter Monday 1916, a small group of Irish rebels lead by poets Patrick Pearse , Thomas MacDonagh, Joseph Plunkett with labor leader James Connolly took on the might of the British Empire and changed history forever .
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    • 1 Cherish the Ladies CD With Grammy Nominee Aoife Clancy
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    Martin will discuss Thomas MacDonagh his life and the choices of poetry and songs on the album plus background history including choice of music and the artists on each track .
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    • You & guest - Invited to studio editing session W/Martin & award winning producer Joe Clapp (Spring 2020)(,give feedback, take photos !
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