Published on November 3rd, 2014 | by Anto0
Help ‘Songs in the Key of D’ to record an album
As long time readers will know, a few of us are in ‘Songs in the Key of D’ choir. Established in 2013, the choir is just over a year old and is made up of almost 70 Dublin residents from all walks of life. We’ve sold out gigs in Smock Alley and more recently have performed in the National Concert Hall. In looking to take things to the next level, we’re crowdfunding to record an album. As our producer, Eoin Kilkenny says:
It’s important to us that the city reconnects with some of the music that has made it so special and that it’s sung by the people living there in 2014.
Rewards available to funders include advance copies of our album, copies of arrangements, tickets to an exclusive Christmas concert on Dec 2nd in UCD, and even a chance to sing with the choir!
All members of the choir are volunteers and in order to keep the choir as open to everybody as possible we don’t charge members a fee to join. Therefore, we would really love your support to help us raise the money to record this new album. It is important to us that this unique group has the opportunity to record the songs of their city, and so they can be kept alive through time.
We are aiming to raise over €6,000 to help us cover the cost of rehearsal venues, sound engineers, mics, mastering the tracks, designing the CD case and producing the final CD. The total cost will be over €11,000 and while we hope to raise some money through a fundraising concert and private donations – this Fund it campaign will make the bulk of the album costs. Through your generous funding we can make this album for Dublin City!
We’re presently at just over €2k but if we don’t reach the target amount of €6k, we won’t get anything. We’d be delighted if you’d contribute.