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Shane Hennessy - The Second Album

Shane Hennessy | Carlow

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  • Target: €5500
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  • €7,417.00
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  • 36 days
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  • 131
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fund this project

rewards for funding this project:

€10 +

Hi-res digital download of the album before the official release date

€20 +

Digital download and a signed physical copy of the album posted to you (inc Postage)

€40 +

All of the above plus your name credited as a ‘Patron of the Album’ printed on the album and acknowledged on my website

€40 +

All of the above plus digital copy of tab books for Zephyrus and the new album

€50 +

All of the above plus your name credited as a ‘Patron of the Album’ printed on the album and acknowledged on my website AND a digital copy of tab books for Zephyrus and the new album

€80 +

All of the above plus two tickets to the album launch concert

€100 +

All of the above plus a Skype lesson with me

€150 +

All of the above plus three additional Skype lessons with me: four lessons in total

€150 +

All of the above plus an arrangement of a song or piece of your favourite tune (must be agreed by me and you in advance) with a dedication on YouTube

€200 +

All of the above plus three additional Skype lessons with me (four lessons in total) AND an arrangement of a song or piece of your favourite song/tune with a dedication on YouTube

€400 +

All of the above plus I will perform a one hour private concert at any event in Ireland! This can include dinners, parties, drinks receptions, private events or functions, school performances, and more (date to be agreed by both parties)

€400 +

All of the above plus I will give a one hour Workshop anywhere in Ireland. This can include a workshop on Composition, Arrangement, Technique, or any other area of my musical expertise (date to be agreed by both parties)

€750 +

I will perform a full solo set at any venue or function in Ireland! This could include weddings, private events and functions, and more (date to be agreed by both parties)

€750 +

I will give a two hour Workshop anywhere in Ireland. This can include a workshop on Composition, Arrangement, Technique, or any other area of my musical expertise, as well as a Workshop/Concert format (date to be agreed by both parties)

€1250 +

I will perform a full solo set anywhere in the UK or EU (dates to be agreed, excluding flights and accommodation)

€2000 +

All of the above plus I will perform a full show anywhere worldwide outside of Ireland, UK, and EU (dates to be agreed, excluding flights and accommodation)

a project by:
Shane Hennessy

Hello and welcome!

On my first album, Zephyrus, I presented nine tracks that I felt captured a wide range of styles of solo acoustic guitar playing, drawing on influences from Traditional Irish, Jazz, and Soul music, as well as traditional Travis-picking guitar playing. Since then, I have explored Classical and Bluegrass Music, as well as developed an interest in Ethnic Fusion music.

My aim is to create an album of 'Visual Music' - music that brings the listener on a journey to a particular place or time. I also want to redefine the boundaries of what can be done on the acoustic guitar both technically and in terms of personal and artistic expression.

I intend to film the recording process and to produce high quality videos for this album, as I believe that this hugely enhances the listening experience, and invites the listener inside both the creative process and performance of the music.

Overall, I'm hoping to create a suite of music which develops the work of Zephyrus, and captures the journey I have been on, developing the complexities of the acoustic guitar.

I will record the music with the fantastic Mal O'Brien. Mal helped me to produce my début album 'Zephyrus' and I feel that we achieved our goals on that recording. I am glad to work with someone who understands the music, as well its goal, as well as I do. His expertise in the recording process is invaluable and together I know we can produce a top-quality album at the standard we both demand!

Alongside my own personal investments in this album, I am seeking your support to ensure that this album is of the highest quality. For this to be the case, I need to extend my funding resources. Your help in this project will ensure that the experience the music warrants is achieved!

If I am successful, all the money will go towards:

- Studio Time
- Mixing
- Mastering
- Promotional Material
- CD Printing
- Filming
- Video Editing
- Graphic Design
- Launch Costs
- Tablature Costs

The only potential challenge I see in producing this album is my penchant for perfectionism - a double edged sword! This will require lots of time and hard work, but I am totally committed to producing an album to the best of my ability as an artist.

Thank you in advance for reading about my project and for your support! I never take my followers for granted and I would not be where I am today without their unwaivering support. I look forward to bringing you along on the next step of my journey!