104% Funded


Target: €10000


€10,419 Raised


216 Funders

ninahynes goldmine

By Nina Hynes


In 2007, I moved to Berlin. In 2008, I gave birth to my wonderful daughter and began living a new life of no touring or gigging and only playing music at home like secret stolen moments while my child slept.

Up until this point in my life, apart from 2 years spent at college studying sound engineering, I have been pretty much writing, recording and touring since my first record release in 1999.

Since 2007, my life has changed in every way I can imagine. My music has shown me that I write not only to make a living but to survive emotionally and in every way. I need my music to be me. I have learned that I write regardless of audience. I write to dream and to decipher my inner story. When I don't write for long periods, something feels wrong. I feel half-alive like I am missing a huge part of my heart.

My hunger to record my songs grows in me in big waves and at times, explodes inside so I feel I can't exist earnestly beyond some kind of record of this time musically. This leads to highs and lows, frustration, inspiration and more writing.

I have learned that I need to share my music. I need to feel that others can relate and dream to it like I do. It is not enough to write only for myself as without a record, the songs are not fully realized like a half-baked cake that can't be eaten.
I get very clear pictures of how this should sound and feel. The songs are all written but as time goes on, I am changing and writing more. My music is again changing and I don't want to miss the chance of recording this special crossroads in my lifetime.

Through Fund it, with your help, I will be able to fund this recording and release for the first time a full album on vinyl.
I am offering various rewards as thank yous and incentives so you can receive something more than simply the album and the satisfaction of having helped make this record possible.

The plan is to record in Berlin and Ireland with some close collaborators from the past 9 years and also an amazing award winning young choir based in Carlow called Aspiro. I hope to release it on vinyl and as a digital download.



Power to the people.

Dear fantastic funders, here is a free download of a tune by the artist David Cleary made from a phone message I left on his answering machine 6 years ago.:http://soundcloud.com/deasy/cloudless-night-featuring-nina Next week, I will be given your email addresses and funding details so I can contact you all about your rewards. Thanks from the very bottom of my heart fro believing in this project and helping me to get there!We made it. It has been en emotional roller coaster and feels so empowering to be making a record this way and to stop the waiting. Your kindness, good-will and sheer determination(I saw all your FB posts and Twitters) for me to get there has been very moving. So, I will spend the next few weeks preparing the preliminary rewards such as the ancient 4 track Ep, the cookery programmes etc. ie. the ones that can be given before the album is made.. ..then to record part 1 from 21st until 31st of August, then in late Sept to record the choir, to mix, master, do the art work, press and duplicate and have it for mid to late NOVEMBER> Hurray. Power to the People! Thanks, Nina http://soundcloud.com/deasy/cloudless-night-featuring-nina

We did it!

Wow, this is brilliant. Thank you everyone of you pushing me on to do this and believe. You have been unbelievable! Thank You to fundit for trusting me enough to take on a wee one with a small social network and for being on 24 call to all my little questions for 50 days! :) Now I am off to start preparing the other rewards before we actually start making the album. Thank you. Nina

Run Forrest Run

I am all feathers. I return to bed and wake up to a whopping 73%..oh my..this is so exciting. I am so moved by all the positive sharing and encouragement. I really believe now it can be done. 8 days left. It's All or Nothing..Tick Tock.

a description

The new album Goldmine should be quite acoustic with me being accompanied by an amazingly brilliant drummer (Sean Carpio)and very lovely piano player(Fabien Leseure) and a spaced out atmosphere maker guitarist(Reuben Meagher) playing mellow dreamy sound-tracky type songs of emotion and pure intention(be that dark or loving) and a full choir of young people with a lot of high voices...and and..

Cuckoo of thanks

This Goldmine is growing along in waves of calm and swells..thanks to all of you who have funded..18 days to go..and 40% there..it can be done..here is a new video by Dutch video maker Maarten J. Boer for my new demo Cuckoo http://www.vimeo.com/25559631

sharing is caring

Thanks to you all who have been sharing the link ..it has been flying in today :) The help form The Swell Season post might help greatly, thank you. 'Our good friend & talented Irish musician Nina Hynes is planning to release a new album. Now, via her :Fund:It page, you can make the recording happen by contributing to it for some amazing rewards! The page is here with a fun video where Nina tells all about the project: http://www.fundit.ie/project/goldmine and with this song from her previous album we intend to chase ur Monday blues away!' http://youtu.be/PBfizuGk6vo and the sharing of the link by each of you individually helps wonderfully too, http://www.fundit.ie/project/goldmine thanks, Nina

Today's aim

So the aim today is to get to 1200EUR, c'mon, I can do it with all your friends :)

the Goldmine musicians

The musicians planned to play on the record Goldmine are Fabien Leseure(Co-Producer) on piano, Sean Carpio on drums and fiddley things, Peter Cheevers on bass, Reuben Meagher on guitar sounds and little old me on guitar and fiddle things and singin' me songs.

5% to 9% in one minute

Oh me oh my, oh my oh me, the average per day needed has dropped to 201, 46EUR for the next 45 days! Do-able? Well, it's possible with you. :)

5% Hurray

Hi everyone, 5% in two days... thank you so much to all of you who have pledged and also I see you all sharing the link too :) This is so important if I am to reach the target and for all you brilliant pledgers to get your rewards! I have calculated that I will need EUR209, 24 every day until the end of the 46 days!! Can I do it?..well, it is possible but only with you. Thanks, Nna

My convincing video


Thank you early birds

Thanks all you lovely early birds for digging in my Goldmine and starting the buzz. This is going to be work to achieve the full amount but with your help, it can be possible. Thanks, Thanks, Thanks. As you know, the rewards don't happen until the end of the 48 days and the success but I will be sending you updates of secret song performances during the time to all pledgers. At the moment, I am trying to get the word out and keep this Goldmine fund growing. Stand up and bring it to the world I say. x Nina

funders (216)

There are 196 public funders of this project



There are 19 anonymous funders of this project