100% Funded


Target: €4000


€4,015 Raised


31 Funders

The Tunes Foundry 2 (New Compositions)

By Áine Heslin


Hello friends, thank you for checking out my Fund it page!

Firstly, the new album is called The Tunes Foundry 2. Having had positive feedback and amazing reviews of my tunes on the last album (The Tunes Foundry) by teachers and musicians, I am trying something different with the new album. On The Tunes Foundry 2, each track is a single tune. There will be between 25 and 30 tracks - making it easier to pick up new tunes for sessions and recordings, teaching and competing. (Radio presenters could use a track for that last 1.4mins before the news!!)
Secondly, I am publishing a book with new tunes from both The Tunes Foundry and The Tunes Foundry 2 - at least 50 new tunes! This is an exciting aspect of the project for me, and hopefully a worthwhile aid for many.

€4,000 would go a long way to help with:
Recording and Mixing
Music notation
Book publication
Promotional material
launches and postage of rewards

I foresee very few risks if I have the necessary funding. I have not published a book before but am in contact with friends who have, therefore I am confident that I can proceed in the best way.

After self-publishing Breaking Ground (1994), then The Tunes Foundry album (2014) there hasn't been time enough to save for this project ( CD and Tune-book). In order to keep the cost down I am producing the album in a more streamlined manner by just having one accompanist (my husband Matt on guitar) and several solo tracks (easier recording and mixing). The book will be a simple but high quality production.

Have a look to the column on the right - you'll see many different rewards for funders and maybe one that will suit you.

Thank you in advance for having belief in the importance of introducing new music into the community and being Patrons of this new Tune-book and album! 


Follow my progress here, or on https://www.facebook.com/AineHeslinMusic/ - also if you have time to take a look at my website; https://aineheslinmusic.com/ you'll find more information about the previous recordings and updates on this one. Thank you!



To my kind and patient funders...

Thank you for waiting and I am sorry for staying quiet recently - my sound engineer, who is also an excellent and busy touring musician (I was pre-warned!), was delayed in finishing my CD but it's almost ready now for cd duplication. It also delayed the book due to knowing which tracks would be included etc.

I have not been idle but have been doing some composing for those of you who chose that reward - that is what I enjoy doing and I hope you will enjoy the results.

I was warmly thanked last week by a friend for my tune 'Bláthú' (which is included on my new CD) - she had had our musician friend Mairéad Considine perform at her wedding ceremony and this was what Mairéad had chosen to play! (Thanks Mairéad!x)

Hoping to give you news of completion soon and packages being sent out. I hadn't finalised a launch-date due to the uncertainty but when I do I will let you know and you might tell your friends!

Thanks again friends and family. xxx


Nearly there!!!

We've gotten so close now I know we're going to make the last 2% - if there was anyone you were chatting to who wanted to do this - there is still just over half an hour so if you could remind them now to have a look on Fund it I'd be most grateful.

NO NEED!! As I was writing we made the target thanks so much to my annonymous patrons!

But it's not over till 16:10 actually so theres still a chance for your friend to grab the pre-orders...

I am really looking forward to having the finished products in my hands so that I can sign them and send them out to you by post!!


Happy Tuesday to ALL you Patrons. xxxxxx


The Tunes Foundry 2 (New Compositions)

A great start to getting this project finished!!

It's amazing to see it at 14% after a short time (thanks to you all!!xx) - things are moving along here too with the mastering nearly done - working on the layout of the written tunes too.

It seems a bit like climbing a mountain in order to reach the target so if you do tell your friends and they feel in a position to pre-purchase - please direct them to the rewards section here on Fund it!

Back to work for me!!

Here is some of the inspiration for my tunes - I love nature and our surroundings!


funders (31)

There are 25 public funders of this project

There are 6 anonymous funders of this project