Tuesday, July 13, 2010

kickstart an Irish music recording

Shannon Heaton is a top class flute player, singer, composer, and performer. You’ve encountered her work in Irish music here along the music road before.

Shannon most often performs in a duo with her husband Matt, and with the quartet Long Time Courting. She also has a plan to record a solo flute album. Part of the way she’s financing this is through a Kickstarter project.

Kickstarter is an online method which allows artists of all sorts to raise funds for creative projects, with the stipulation that if the pledge goal set by the artist is not reached within a a short time (in Shannon’s case the deadline is 19 July) then that’s it: the backers who've pledged are not charged anything. So it is a challenge of sorts.

update: The challenge was met, and recording is underway. Stay tuned here along the music road for news about the album. further up date: the CD is out! follow this link for more: Music Road: Shannon Heaton: The Blue Dress

Shannon talks about the project

To learn more about the project, follow that link above. To hear Shannon's music, check out the video below.

you may also want to see
Music Road: Another Fine Winter's Night: Matt & Shannon Heaton

Music Road: Lovers' Well: Matt & Shannon Heaton

Music Road: holiday gift list: Irish music

over at Irish Fireside, Corey and Liam are raising funds for a trip around Ireland by rail this summer.

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Anonymous Alexandra said...

I really enjoy Shannon's music and wish her luck with this endeavor. Such an unusual way to approach raising money for the arts is only to be encouraged.

8:51 AM  
Anonymous Frugal Kiwi said...

Sounds like a great way to raise money for a project, especially if you are an artist who already has a following. Good luck to Shannon!

5:00 PM  
Anonymous Meredith said...

I echo Alexandra and Kiwi: Good luck to Shannon!

11:34 AM  
Anonymous sheryl said...

What a clever - and very fair - way to raise money. I wish Shannon much luck!

4:16 PM  
Anonymous sarah henry said...

isn't kickstarter a fabo idea? just love the immediacy & interactivity of this fund-raising concept.

1:07 PM  
Anonymous jessiev said...

VERY cool. and best of luck to shannon. kickstart is a great idea.

1:35 PM  

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