My name is Barry Kerr, I am a professional musician/artist from county Armagh. I am foremost an Irish traditional musician, I play uilleann pipes and flute, however I also write and perform songs in a contemporary Irish folk idiom.
I am asking for some patronage to record and release a new album of my own songs and compositions. Much of my material has recently been covered by other Irish artists and I feel it is about time now that I recorded and released my take on my own work.
I have recruited the help of some of Ireland's finest musicians to accompany me on the project, including Pauline Scanlon (Lumiere), Donogh Henessy (Lumiere, Lunasa etc), Donal O Connor (At first light, La Lugh), and Eamon Murray (Beoga). I play music for my livelihood and having a new CD available will help me to continue my work and enable me to tour my own material.
I am excited that friends and followers of my music can be a part of making this album happen, I have included some great rewards for the project and I am sure with your help I will make a great album for you to enjoy.
I have invested much of my own money into the album to date and I am part of the way there with the recording process. I am asking you to help me get over the final hurdle and to get the album out there for everyone to hear.