We are very excited to be at the stage to record our second album which has been a few years in the making.
Since the release of our debut album in 2014, we have been lucky enough to perform all around Ireland, Europe and the US, as well as trips further afield to Asia and Africa. All the while we have been working on new material and honing our style. We’ve collected some beautiful, rare material from archival recordings, old manuscripts and sessions and have arranged them in our own unique way. From raw, energetic tunes on flutes, whistles, banjo, fiddle and uilleann pipes, to powerful old ballads and airs, we are very excited to share this material with you all.
We are now raising the funds to make this happen.
See more here:
Ryan's Rant recorded in Whelan's, Dublin: https://youtu.be/MuPsKgE0Um4
WHERE YOUR MONEY WILL GO
In the interest of transparency, we'll tell you exactly what the funds raised will be used for:
Mixing & mastering CD and vinyl (€1800)
Duplication & vinyl pressing (€2600)
Album artwork, photography and design (€600)
Distribution & promotional costs (€2500)
Skipper’s Alley is:
John Flynn — Vocals, Flute, Whistle, Guitar
Patrick Cummins— Vocals, Banjo
Ultan O’Brien— Fiddle
Fionnán Mac Gabhann— Uilleann Pipes, Whistle
Caoimhín Ó Fearghail— Flute, Whistle, Vocals
Adrian Hart— Sound engineer
WHY WE ARE CROWDFUNDING
We have already raised funds to cover the recording, so, the money raised from this campaign will go towards production after recording, promotion and distribution costs.
The biggest challenge we face is finding a studio and engineer to produce the right sound considering the diverse instrumentation in this band and the sound-world we aim to achieve. We will overcome this by working with Adrian Hart who understands our sound well and has produced wonderful work before.
Many thanks for reading this and supporting our campaign. We are very excited about this project which we have been planning for a long time and which cannot happen without your help. We also want to thank the friendly rabbit for featuring in our campaign video.