Baile An Salsa, A Multicultural Message

Baile An Salsa | Galway

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This project was funded!

rewards for funding this project:

€10 +

DIGITAL DOWNLOAD of our new album, plus lots of love!

€25 +

CD of our new album, signed by all the band members, delivered anywhere in the world. We will pack some love with this one, too!

€40 +

CD DOUBLE: CD of our new album, plus our first album, signed by the band and delivered anywhere in the world! And there it goes - more love from Ireland!

€50 +

SHORT SLEEVE SHIRT embroidered with the Baile An Salsa logo, plus a digital download of our new album. Lovely!

€65 +

VOICE COACHING SESSION with professional voice coach and band leader, Andres Martorell via Skype (30 minutes), plus digital download of the new album. Some personal love on this one :)

€65 +

BODHRÁN LESSON with band percussionist and owner of "Funky Drums School of Groove," Brian Ferguson, via Skype (30 minutes), plus a digital download of our new album (a lesson made with love)!

€75 +

LAUNCH VIP: 2 tickets to the launch of our new album! Celebrate with us in Galway (on a night in November or December). You'll enjoy access to the Green Room, and get a digital download and a signed CD of our new album. Travel to Galway is not included. We love to celebrate!

€85 +

YOUR NAME INCLUDED in the personal thanks of this amazing album, plus a CD of our new album, signed by all band members, delivered anywhere in the world (love included, too)!

€100 +

USA 2017 TOUR HOODIE: Gorgeous, embroidered Baile An Salsa hoodie, and a CD of our new album, plus our first album, signed by the band members, delivered anywhere in the world (hoodies made with lots of love)!

€200 +

VISIT THE FAMOUS GROUSE LODGE and experience the magic of recording! This studio has hosted many well known artists, such as Michael Jackson and Tom Jones. Be our guest for one day while our band is recording here, and get our new CD upon release. Travel and accommodations are not included. Limit: 2 rewards/day (6 total rewards). Recording will take place 6-8 September, just outside the village of Rosemount which is about 75 minutes from Dublin. (That will be a very lovely day!)

€250 +

KILKEE VIP: Join the Baile An Salsa team for the weekend gig in Kilkee at the "2017 Ché Na Mara Festival," including 1 night accommodation for 2 and access to the Green Room, plus two signed CDs of our new album. The festival dates are 23-24 September, and travel to Kilkee is not included (lots of personal love on it)!

€450 +

SIGNED BODHRÁN: The Bodhrán used by Andres onstage on the Irish and USA tours, signed by all the band members. You will also get the new CD upon release - worldwide delivery (Andres loves this Bodhrán)!

€1800 +

BRING THE BAND, IRELAND: Baile An Salsa will play at your event, anywhere in Ireland, plus a CD of our new album and a CD of our first album, delivered to your home! Expenses for accommodations, travel, PA rental or sound engineer are not included (includes love we'll bring personally)!

€3500 +

BRING THE BAND, WORLDWIDE: Baile An Salsa will play at your event anywhere in the world, plus a CD of our new album and a CD of our first album, delivered to your home! Expenses for accommodations, travel, PA rental or sound engineer are not included (we love to travel everywhere)!

a project by:
Baile An Salsa

Galway-based Baile An Salsa is an international band comprised of ten musicians originally from seven different countries. We blend our passion for traditional Irish Music with Latin Rhythms, creating a fusion which we call “Salsa-Trad."

Baile An Salsa's music is original material composed by the band, blended with traditional Irish tunes. Our previous recordings - a self titled EP and our album, "Tribu" - received airplay and accolades at home in Ireland and several other countries - Colombia, Poland, Uruguay, Canada, Singapore and China, to name a few!

We started recording our second CD late last year, then returned to performing live. During this break, the songs were molded and fine tuned, and we're ready to get back in the studio and present an even more multicultural sound for this second album!

Exciting times! We have booked the recording studio for this September to complete this new CD. We are also very excited to be working with 5-time Grammy winner, Walter Flores! Walter is a master at recording studio production and brings out the best in our music.

"From Galway comes this multi-ethnic explosion of joy and sound!"
- No Depression, The Journal of Roots Music, USA

"The Graceland of Trad Music"
- Tony Lawless, TradConnect , Ireland

"To be touched by their music is to be touched by happiness itself!"
- Dónall Mac Ruairí, RTE RnaG, Ireland

Since forming in 2012, we have performed at well-known festivals in Ireland and abroad, including the Temple Bar Trad Fest, The Cork Gathering, The Galway Oyster Festival, the Galway Guinness Festival, the Kansas City Irish Festival, the Kansas City Folk Festival - and we'll be playing at this year's Philadelphia Folk Festival. We have also appeared on several live television programmes, including "The Late Late Show" and "Imeall."

Although playing music with this big family of ours has great benefits and is very satisfying, recording costs are understandably higher with a large band! We are all very involved in this mega project, and we are partially funding the recording of the album ourselves.

Expenses for the entire project include recording studio time, mixing, mastering, design, manufacture and accommodation (there are 11 of us, including the producer)! Your support would provide the extra funds needed for:

Additional Studio Time and Accomodation - 3,000
Editing, Mixing and Mastering - 3,000
CD Design and Print - 2,000

We are SO very passionate about the recording and release of our second, full length album! This project gives us the chance to spread the music and our message even further, while getting to know more of you better!

Thanks for taking time to read about this important part of our lives. We'd love to have you be a part of this multicultural music project!

With Much Gratitude,

Alan, Brid, Frailan, Gabriel, Ger, Michael, Andres, Brian, Benjamin & Colm