The Sunday School Sessions is a recording project that took place over a series of weekends between 2011 and 2013. It features musicians and songwriters from a number of bands including Hidden Highways, The Ambiance Affair, Master and Dog and The Crayon Set. We came together to write and record songs in a folk and country vein and the album that we have today was the result.
The name grew from the joke that the music was "extracurricular" to our writing and playing in other bands. Under the production of Ian Mc Nulty (Ambiance Affair, Hidden Highways) the recording sessions quickly evolved into a coherent set of songs and the limited timescale of weekends meant that there was much tracking live from the studio floor. Now we would all like to see the music out there and we need your help to do just that.
The recording costs have already been covered and the mastering has been paid for but we need your help to press and package the record and to get us started on a little tour of the country. By availing of the reward scheme here you can help us get this done!
We are also planning a live show to showcase the material but also we wish to show off the talents off the musicians and songwriters who came to perform in the sessions. The live show will incorporate material from Hidden Highways, Carol Anne Mc Gowan, Ger Gormley and Tim V. Smyth mixed together with ensemble performances both of the music on the record and music from the respective songwriters.
It is our hope that the record will not just be an end point in a collaboration but will provide a portal for new audiences to discover the music of the respective musicians whom came together to share their talents on the project. Having a live and performing group will help build a relationship with audiences as the live realm of performing has no substitution for making real and lasting connections with people.
So to help bring the full Sunday School Sessions experience to fruition - please see our list of rewards and see which one is best suited to your interest and/or pocket! We look forward not only to seeing the fully packaged record, but also getting out around the country to meet the people who supported this project. Happy listening and THANK YOU!