101% Funded


Target: €1800


€1,825 Raised


35 Funders

Claudia Schwab: Attic Mornings

By Claudia Schwab



In April 2014 I released my debut solo album "Amber Sands": a collection of songs and tunes that bring together the folk art of yodelling practiced in my native Austria, with elements of Irish and Swedish traditional music, as well as Indian Classical music.

Two and a half years later I'm delighted to be able to announce that we are nearly finished recording the second album, "Attic Mornings"!

The recordings, still being added to at the very moment, are all (except for one tune) original compositions by me, though are significantly shaped & influenced by all the musicians that are on this record: Stefan Hedborg features on percussion and vocals, Marti Taern on electric bass, piano and vocals. Hannah James takes care of foot percussion, accordion, some backing vocals and yodelling. Brian McDonagh features on mandola, brothers, sisters and friends from Austria appear as guest yodellers. Irene Buckley made some haunting electronics, Seamie O'Dowd will join us in the studio next week (and then let's see what happens next !!)


It was on a rainy day in November 2015, when myself, Stefan Hedborg and Marti Taern decided to step into Brian McDonagh's studio overlooking Dooney Rocks in Sligo.
We were on our third Irish tour together then: I had invited them over to play with me for the CD release tour of "Amber Sands" in 2014.
The tour was soon followed by concerts in Austria, Estonia, Ireland, Germany, Slovenia and Sweden,where we performed the program both in trio formation and occasionally in its original form as a solo act.
Through our many performances together we built up a new repertoire, which forms the core of the new CD.
Also featured on most tracks of the record is our newest band member Hannah James, who we had our first gig together in Bristol last month. Am also delighted to have siblings, friends & local musicians from Sligo involved in the project :-)

In order to make an album as an independent artist and assist me with some of the significant costs this includes, I am offering a pre-sale - together with other rewards - through this fund it campaign.

The funds raised will go towards the remaining studio days in Sligo, mastering and CD pressing.

I love making records and it forms a substantial part of my life as a performing musician.
I couldn't do this on my own however!! The support and encouragement I have received from my friends, family and community of listeners for the last couple of years is invaluable.

Thank you for helping to make this second solo album a reality :-)

*Note: full album can be picked up at Irish release tour February 2017, or will be posted to you
** The special edition of "Attic Mornings" (EP) on vinyl will be posted to you shortly after its official release date on October 21st



Album launch tour

Delighted to announce that the full album on CD has just gone to print and I'll have my international quartet line-up over for a celebratory launch tour next month! TOUR DATES Tue, Feb 14 Sunflower Pub/Belfast Wed, Feb 15 Bello Bar/Dublin Thur, Feb 16 Irish World Academy UL Thur, Feb 16 De Barra's/Clonakilty Fri, Feb 17 Aula Maxima, UCC/Cork Sat, Feb 18 The Model/Sligo For those of you who ordered an advanced digital download of the album-- it'll be in your mail boxes in the next few days!! The CDs will be sent out to you shortly after the launch tour and can of course be picked up at the gigs :-) Hope to see you at one of them! All the best from sunny Sligo, Claudia (For more info check out www.claudiaschwab.com)

NEW single, NEW video!!!!!!!

An exciting sunny Friday afternoon it's been: my new single "One Day" is just gone out into the world :-) With a very cool animation video made by Slovenian puppeteers and film makers Brane Solce& Sanja Fidler! Enjoy :-) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XliCQ7ICjlk&feature=youtu.be

New song in the making!!

VERY nice couple of days in the studio there with Cathy Jordan and Seamie O'Dowd who recorded "Song for Dad" & "Fireside Landler" with me there the other day :-) https://www.facebook.com/Claudiaschwabmusic/videos/1119384891480342/

Sunday at Home

Am very lucky indeed I get to spend this Sunday at home in Sligo, where the sun has been out all day!! "Sunday at Home" from my first album "Amber Sands" is a tune based on samples of sounds I recorded in different places (originally for a college project!) For the special edition of forthcoming "Attic Mornings" EP on vinyl, I revisited my fondness of collecting sounds and assembled a collage that ties together all the separate tracks: "The sound of handwriting accompanied by rain falling onto a skylight window on the West Coast of Ireland. A tune and a yodel that once emerged from a bamboo hut in Hampi/South India. A waltz, traffic, birds and a coffee maker. Songs, ragas, Kerry-Tibetian singing bowls that now reappear amidst rain and thunderstorm in the Johnsbach valley." (Sunday at Home: https://claudiaschwab.bandcamp.com/track/sunday-at-home)

"One Day" single release

VERY excited to announce: "One Day", a song from the forthcoming album& EP "Attic Mornings" will be released online on October 14 2016!!!! 14 days away :-) Here's a little preview on soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/claudia-schwab/one-day-single-preview Happy days!c

Artwork cover featuring work by Barra Cassidy

The artwork cover for my forthcoming album& EP "Attic Mornings" is based on "The Return", and altered photography piece by Sligo based visual artist Barra Cassidy. I am a huge fan of Barras unique work and have also had the pleasure to share a house with him a few years back. I am now living in the converted attic space that once was Barra's home too, "The Return" and the more recent songs&tunes; on the album stepped out of that same house as well...

funders (35)

There are 32 public funders of this project

There are 3 anonymous funders of this project