The Countdown Begins...
Last month, you were the first to hear "The Galtee Mountain Boy," the second track from my second album, Chance of a Start. Now, behold (and click!) the cover:
Now, here's the important part. Recording for Chance of a Start is just about done, but there's a lot more late- and post-production work (and expense) to go, and I'm hoping you can help.
You may have heard about crowdfunding through Kickstarter and other operations like it. This is similar, except that there's no goal and no pledging (because failure is not an option: the album will be released regardless of how much is raised).
There's also no middleman, so you know that all of your support (minus a transaction fee if you use PayPal) will be put to good use.
I'm in the midst of putting together a video to explain it all better; meanwhile, please have a look at the sponsorship page and see if anything appeals; you'll find everything from a simple pre-order to a massive house concert. (Feel free to contact me with comments or questions.)
As always, thanks for your ongoing moral support, and special thanks in advance for your financial support on this project.
In other news:
- Big thanks to Walt Haake, who presided over the world premiere radio broadcast of "The Galtee Mountain Boy" on the June 10 episode of Celtic Sunday Brunch.
- Speaking of which, I'm hosting CSB this Sunday, July 1. In honor of U.S. Independence Day next Wednesday, the show will feature music about emigrating to America. I've also got some brand new music from a number of different artists to share with you. Be sure to tune in.
- Rehearsals for the Music Under the Stars concert have been very exciting. If you're in the Hunterdon County NJ area, mark your calendars: July 19, 7pm.
- Thanks to Ray Baumler, who added American Wake to the rotation of his radio show, "A Variety of Folk" Saturdays 8-10 A.M. on WRUR 88.5 Rochester and WITH 90.1 Ithaca, NY.
Keep reading for:
- New Radio Shows
- House Concerts
New Radio Shows
Working through my backlog. Transcripts for everything will follow; meanwhile, enjoy the podcasts:
|Celtic Sunday Brunch, May 6, 2012: Set 1: The Elders, Orla Fallon, Turlough... Read more|
|Celtic Sunday Brunch, May 6, 2012: Set 2: The Canny Brothers Band, Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill, Four to the Bar, Teada, The Celtic Tenors... Read more|
|Celtic Sunday Brunch, May 6, 2012: Set 3: Ralph McTell, Matt and Shannon Heaton, Altan... Read more|
|Celtic Sunday Brunch, May 6, 2012: Set 4: Burning Bridget Cleary, Old Blind Dogs, Ralph McTell, Natalie MacMaster, Shilelagh Law... Read more|
|Celtic Sunday Brunch, June 3, 2012: Set 1: Paddy Keenan, Shilelagh Law, The Chieftains, James Galway and the Chieftains, Christy Moore... Read more|
|Celtic Sunday Brunch, June 3, 2012: Set 2: Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, Mark O'Connor; Mary Black; Woody Guthrie; The Glenn Miller Orchestra; The Clancy Brothers; Four Men and a Dog... Read more|
More at my blog, Smart Like Tractor: blog.patrickclifford.com/radio-shows/
Celtic Sunday Brunch is a two-hour radio program that broadcasts every Sunday from 11am to 1pm ET (GMT -5), on the air at 89.7 FM and streaming live at wdvrfm.org. I host the first show of every month (and the fifth, when the calendar falls that way). I keep Facebook and Twitter open during the show; feel free to send thoughts and requests! Next shows:
Independence Day at Stage Left. When one of New Jersey's top restaurants needs a band for a sidewalk celebration, they know who to call for top-shelf music. Lucky for me, that band wasn't available, so I got the gig instead. Even more lucky, joining me will be Randy Decker on percussion and Peter Kane on fiddle. We're going to lean on the American songbook for this one; come on down to New Brunswick for a Fourth of July to remember.
Music Under the Stars 2012. Accompanying me this evening will be some of the star players from the Frenchtown Sunday Seisiun. A prudent man would make no promises, so let me simply say this: You are going to love this, and dance the shoes off your feet. I promise.
I do my best to attend these, but you'll have a great time regardless.
Frenchtown NJ: Second and Fourth Sundays at the River Blue Cafe, 1pm to 4pm.
Lambertville NJ: First and Third Wednesdays at Mitchell's Cafe, 8:30pm to 11pm+
House (or Yard, or Deck, etc.) Concerts
Just in time for summer! The Chance of a Start sponsorship options include three options for house concerts:
- Big and loud,
- Small and unplugged, or
Read more at the Chance of a Start sponsorship page.
P.S.: To prove that I'm not just making this whole thing up, here's that article again, from New Jersey Monthly.
Thanks as always for being on my mailing list; I know how much email we all get, so I'm grateful for the opportunity to stay in touch like this.
Till mid-July, slán agat.
CDs and Downloads
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|CHANCE OF A START:
|NEAT LITTLE STILL (Bootlegs; an album-in-progress)*:
|SÉ GO DÓ (fundraiser for HMA)*:
|LO, ABOVE THE EARTH (Christmas Songs; an album-in-progress)*:
|TO THE FRAY (by Hobnail):
|ANOTHER SON (by Four to the Bar):
|CRAIC ON THE ROAD* (by Four to the Bar):
* Digital only
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