'Clocks' Wins Irish Times 'Best Album2012' in 'Album of the Year' Ticket Awards
Hope you are enjoying the start of a fantastic 2013. I just wanted to let you know that your album 'Clocks' was voted 'Best Album 2012' in The Irish Times 'Album of the Year' category in 'The Ticket Awards' as voted by The Irish Times readers. Again I want to thank you for contributing to the making of 'Clocks' and I couldn't have done it without you.
Wishing you a phenomenal 2013 and see you around soon!
Your Fundit album nominated for 'Album of the Year' Irish Times
I hope this finds you very well. Just to let you know that your album has been nominated for 'Album of the Year' on the Irish Times 'Ticket Awards 2012'. I have no idea how much the other acts will have campaigns going etc. and I don't know how I will do but it's worth a try! If you felt like voting, checking it out and spreading the word here I would be really delighted http://comms.irishtimes.com/theticketawards/2012-competition/.ashx/ It was really brilliant meeting so many of you over my big tour and singing to you during the shows(!). I look forward to meeting the rest of you very soon. Thank you again for being part of something that exceeded my wildest dreams XXX
'Clocks' is NUMBER ONE and a TOP TEN ALBUM
I just wanted to let you know that our 'Clocks' album is NUMBER ONE on the Irish Indie Album Chart today and it is Number 7 on the main Irish Charts. I am so so grateful to you for making my album possible. A week and a year after I crossed the line we have a number one and TOP TEN album.
THANK YOU THANK YOU
'Clocks' is the new Julie Feeney album title
Just to let you all know officially (before it is announced!) that my third album name is 'Clocks'! More details to come soon
Julie album finished
I hope you are very very well.
I am delighted to let you know that the album is completely finished and it is en route to the manufacturers as we speak. Yey!! One day less than a year after you helped me smash my Fundit target it will be released on November 16th in Ireland and in the U.S. in Spring. I have invited 10 different choirs to perform with me in 10 different towns over 10 different nights to release it and I have scored my songs from 'pages' for them. There will also be 3 extra launch shows without choirs but with full ensemble in Galway on November 19th at Druid, in Ballincollig on November 29th and in Dublin at the Pepper Canister on December 7th. This November like last November is going to be quite a ride I must say! I will be back with more details.
Thank you hugely again for enabling the making of my album.
Till very soon!
August update from Julie
Hope you are all having a great Summer. Just wanted to fill you in with my August update. I am happy to say that I am on track so far and still aiming for a November release despite a very scary Mary situation a few weeks ago when the mixing engineer discovered a very big scheduling problem. Thankfully we breathed a huge sigh of relief when at the same time, another brilliant mixing engineer hailing from Los Angeles heard me on the radio in America and mailed to say that he wanted to work with me. Divine intervention I really believe happened! SO the album will now be mixed next week in L.A., mastered in early September in London, and then sent straight straight straight to the manufacturing factory on schedule (fingers crossed fingers crossed!).
I am looking forward so much to writing to you with next month's news.
Thank you again for your help and till September!
Final mixing stage
Hope you are enjoying the Summer wherever you are!
Just to let you know that the art-work for my next album is in process while the final mixing is being completed, (we needed to add what I recorded in New York). I am aiming for a November release in Ireland and in the U.S. in Springtime. I truly loved performing the new songs live in New York and in Canada and can't wait to perform them in Ireland. If you're in new York on October 24th you can preview them again!
Till the next update,
Update from New York...
I just wanted to let you know that most of the unreleased songs from YOUR new album have been performed for the very first time in New York over my 10-Night run. It appears that the New York Times is exceedingly pleased(!!). Because I am really enjoying the way we are performing them I am actually going to re-record a few parts and as soon as I get home to Ireland we will continue mixing. I am still aiming for an Autumn release. I have 5 more shows left here in New York so if you want to send down some spies feel free! Till the next update XXX
Julie album progress
Hope you are well! I just wanted to update you on my album recording.
After recording in one of the most beautiful spaces in Ireland (to be revealed!) all of the vocals are down and I am extremely happy with the sound. It was a very tough way to do it with weather constraints and only being able to record at certain times, but it was definitely worth it.
Nearly all of the instruments are now recorded and we have only 4 recording days to go. One player is also actually recording simultaneously somewhere else on a very beautiful instrument. There is quite a bit of variety this time and it has been very exciting piecing it together!
The photo shoot for the album cover shot is in April and the design is almost there. We will have everything recorded and the cover artwork assembled before I go to America for my '10 nights in New York'. While I am there through April and May we will be into the mixing stage and when I come back we will be into the mastering stage.
Thank you again and again for facilitating the making of this...
Till the next update!
progress on the recording of the Julie Feeney album...
Julie here, and I just wanted to update you on progress with the recording of my next album.
After having provisionally reserved a few recording spaces (as I mentioned in the video), the one that I really REALLY wanted finally materialised and I was so grateful to have been allowed use the space. It's a public space so we could only record there at certain times of the day (only evening and late at night). It was absolutely freeeeeeeeezing because we couldn't switch heaters on (microphones would have picked up the humming). I was wrapped in 3 blankets, my favourite dressing gown, two jumpers, 2 pairs of socks, two hats and my coat. (Needless to say we didn't shoot a video for release!!!). The same period of time that we were recording saw in mainland Europe the coldest temperatures in years. So, verifiably cold!
But something about the cold temperatures and the beauty of the space I found very inspiring, so I sang my heart out. We got recorded most of the vocals for 10 of my new songs. We are in preparations to go down again for the next two weeks to record more. The advantage in recording in a non-studio space is that you get the beauty of sound and inspiration from the space. The disadvantages include the logistics of lugging all of the recording equipment (we brought my own rig down) and the procuring of all of the microphones; and that you are subject to weather restrictions. If it's raining or windy you have to stop recording for a while. So I am praying for no gales or wind in the next two weeks!
I'll update again after the next stage of recording. I shouldn't say this, but.....I actually really love singing my new songs. Wuhoo!!!
Thank you again for being part of my album recording....
Happy New Year from the bowels of the 'Julie Feeney album-making'
Julie here sending you very very warm wishes for 2012 for a wonderful new year. I am under-under-underground working on the album and making great progress. I will come up for air again in a few months to update you more! But for now it's all good.
I hope you really enjoyed your Christmas Fundit goodies if you had selected some and for the rest, your pledge is in very happy and busy hands.
Another very large and heartfelt thank you from Julie now that the dust has settled...
I would like to express again to you a very large and heartfelt thank you from the very bottom of my heart for your commitment to my next album. Thank you, thank you and thank you again.
I am currently just sifting through your details and all of the rewards. I will be in touch very soon with you on email.
Till then and thank you again!
It has crossed the line and people can still get involved till Nov 17th 5pm
I am not yet able to fully absorb what has just happened with my project going over the line last night, (and with 7 days still to go), but I will tell you that I have hovered over each your names on the list many times with a startled gaze. You may be wondering why you had an itchy ear? (Well yes that was due to my gazing at your name wondering how I can possibly repay your incredible faith in me). It's going to be in the music, and that's a sure promise.
Because we have 7 days left and it looks like more people are still joining I can't be as ecstatic as I really want to be. But when 5pm on Nov 17 arrives you will possibly observe hare-like, leap-frog motions from a certain being, either situated in the East or the West of the country of Ireland. That being will be me. So in the meantime if you can imagine a jumping up and down me, but a very silent one?
Thank you thank you thank you from the bottom of my heart forever. And we're going on an adventure.
To you from Julie Feeney...a huge thank you
I am dropping you a line here from the blog facility on the Fundit.ie website. I hope you are all really well.
I can hardly express in words how hugely grateful I am to each of you for getting involved in my album. You have no idea how much it means to me. I really hope at some point I get to thank you personally at one of my shows or somewhere about the place in whatever country you are in when I get there. Please do make yourself known to me if I do meet you, (you might end up coming onto the stage with me if this happens to happen during the show!).
I don't know what your rewards are because I get that update at the end but I am very much looking forward to fulfilling them.
I am now over half way there with 17 days to go. 87 people have pledged and I reckon I will need twice that. I would be even more hugely grateful if each one of you were able to let at least one other person know about it. Then I would have twice the number of pledgers and I would definitely cross the line.
I'll be in touch again soon. I am getting incredibly excited to be getting closer and closer to making my third album.
Thank you, thank you, THANK you again and again from the bottom of my heart