Greetings to all of our friends, fans and followers and welcome to our Fund it page!
Before we explain what our Fund it Campaign is for, here’s a little bit about us …..
The Hard Ground are a Cork based outfit, formed in 2011. The band consists of Marlene Enright (Vocals / Keys), Pat Carey (Vocals / Guitar), Hugh Dillon (Electric Guitar), Davie Duffy (Bass) and Davie Ryan (Drums).
In 2012, we recorded, produced and released our first album Broken Conversations. The album was critically very well received, making it into the Sunday Times Top Ten Irish Albums of 2012 and getting significant national airplay both home and abroad.
We have spent a lot of 2013 touring Ireland and the UK and meeting great people along the way; we hope to meet you all again as soon as we have our new material released!
Our project explained:
We are now set to record our sophmore offering, this time in three installments, entitled Triptych. Each installment of the album will be released as a digital only EP and will emerge over the course of a year. The final product, a collection of all three EP's, will be available as a digital and physical release.
The Triptych project has emerged as a response to the challenges and opportunities that the rapidly evolving music industry has presented to both musicians and listeners. The project is aimed at bridging the gap between the listener and the band and, likewise, between the band and the industry - it is a real time project that will be influenced by our experiences over the duration of the year.
We are looking for your help in order to successfully bring this project to life. We need €8,000 to put towards the cost of recording, mixing, mastering and manufacturing the album from start to finish - something that we know is very difficult to achieve without outside support.
We would like to ask you to contribute what you can in return for some quirky rewards that we hope you’ll enjoy, from personalised handmade cajons, to the “Be in The Band" reward, to the actual paintings which will be used as the artwork for the Triptych album sleeve.
Your help would be greatly appreciated and we fully know that we wouldn’t be where we are now if it wasn’t for all your continued support.
Thank you for taking the time to check out our Fund it and we hope that you can find a reward that interests you!
Marlene, Pat, Hugh, Davie and Davie
The Hard Ground
“Beautifully layered and contrasting vocals make Broken Conversations a truly tantalising listen, helping to cement The Hard Ground as one of the finest new bands to emerge out of Ireland in 2012.” - Journal of Music
Note: We would like to say a special thank you to Maurice Supple of Blue Shed Productions for providing the live footage for our video. www.blueshedproductions.com