Exciting Update on the new album "HomeBird"
Aoife here – hope you’re all well! I am writing to you all from Buchanan Michigan, USA…Where we are beginning our summer US Tour. This weekend we performed at Dublin Irish Festival, in Dublin Ohio! From Dublin to Dublin!
We had an absolute ball. We’re here for another 5 weeks, travelling around the US, meeting gorgeous people, and playing songs.
I am writing to tell you the good news!
We have finished the album!
I know, I’m in shock!
To be honest, it still doesn’t feel real.
Here is the cover! Eep!
It has been a wonderful process, with an unbelievable producer – Ron Block – and some incredible musicians including Andrew Meaney, Stuart Duncan, Sierra Hull, Daire Bracken, Eamonn De Barra, Floriane Blancke, Peter Browne, Conor Lyons, Cathal O Curráin, James BlennerHasset and the extended Black Family on backing vocals (Mary, Frances, Martin, Eoghan and Róisín)
This album had literally taken over my life for the past 5 months, I ate, slept, dreamt the album, and I can’t believe it’s all finished. I would not be here without your help and support. I’m still surprised every day that it’s all done, and that I have a finished product, that I am so proud of.
The big news is that I plan to start posting out all your CDs and rewards by the end of our tour when we get home, next month.
(For anyone interested – Here is all the tour dates -
My little issue is that I’m on tour now, and don’t have the cd stock, all the different rewards, and unfortunately the spare days on tour right now this minute to deliver/post it all to you!
I hope that make sense, and understandable, as I know I wouldn’t be here with an album under my belt without all of your help!
Time has flown, my first album took 3 years for me to deliver after my crowdfunding campaign, (sorry about that for anyone who had to wait!) but if all goes to plan this album will be delivered in start to finish - 9 months. Not sure how that happened but it did!
The other big big news, (still not officially announced though!) is that the album won’t officially be released for another while yet, with a really exciting album launch planned for Temple Bar TradFest, in January with a gig in the Button Factory in Dublin’s Temple Bar! We’ll be launching the album officially then, with special guest of Ron Block flying over from Tennessee to perform with us on the night. I hope to see some of you Irish people there, there’s an open invite to you all to come even from overseas!
Your rewards will be delivered 3 months before the albums official release date, so I do hope that’s okay, and that the wait for your rewards for delivery until I get home to Ireland is understandable. I really appreciate your patience and understanding in it all.
I’ve uploaded a secret track to my SoundCloud account for you to get a secret preview listen of The Dublin Saunter, one of the tracks of the album.
I really hope you like it. https://soundcloud.com/aoifescott/secretpreviewlisten/s-dwrH9
I also hope you like the cover – I’ve been so nervous showing it to anyone!
Thanks everybody for all your support and for helping me get here, I am so so thankful. I’ll be in touch very very soon.
Le deá-ghuí & Beir Bua