TRIP - Debut Album

by TRIP in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

£4,928

£5,500 stretch target 2 days left
102% 169 supporters
This project will only be funded if at least £4,800 is pledged by 3rd December 2021 at 5:00pm

We are crowdfunding to cover some of the costs of making our debut album, 'A Drop for Neptune'.

by TRIP in Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Any extra funding would go towards the production of a single/ album launch music video & for promoting the album.


Hello!

We are TRIP, a six-piece trad band based in Glasgow, Scotland, featuring Sligo flautist Tiernan Courell, Newcastle accordionist Michael Biggins, Manx fiddler Isla Callister with Scots Alasdair McKenzie on guitar and voice, Rory Matheson on piano and Craig Baxter on bodhran.

Powerful, driven and distinctive, our sound is infused with the traditional melodies of Scotland, Ireland, England and the Isle of Man, a reflection and blend of the different Celtic nations each member hails from. 

We first formed as a band in late 2016, where we met whilst studying at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Since then, we have gone on to perform all over the UK, including internationally acclaimed festivals such as Celtic Connections, Orkney Folk Festival and HebCelt. We have also taken our music to a global audience at festivals such as Sligo Live, Viljandi Folk Festival and Festival Interceltique de Lorient and we were also semi-finalists in the BBC 2 Young Folk Awards 2018.

THE ALBUM 

Last year we were finally able to begin work on our debut album and despite several lockdowns, we were able to record with Ross Saunders at Gloworm studios when restrictions were temporarily lifted. 

Our debut album titled, 'A drop for Neptune' combines both traditional and contemporary, self-penned tunes and songs to create an exciting take on traditional music. 'A drop for Neptune' has been inspired by the sea - something that connects and shapes us all.

We're delighted to be working on this album with - 

  • Ross Saunders, who has engineered & mixed our album with great skill and patience
  • Elly Lucas, who helped bring our album to life through her incredible artwork
  • Michael Fossenkemper of TurtleTone Studios who  mastering our album 
  • Jim Soars, who will be helping us to promote our album

BUDGET 

It has been a difficult 18 months for everyone and a challenging time to make a debut album. With your support, we aim to help cover the initial costs we have incurred and also the remaining costs of completing our album, with the hope to release it in January 2022. 

The initial costs include - 

  • Tracking - £1500 (£500 of which was covered by the RCS Make it Happen fund)
  • Mixing - £600 
  • Studio Hire - £1100
  • Album Artwork £425
  • Mastering - £600

The remaining *estimated* costs include -

  • Logo design/ Artwork - £175
  • Licensing - £200
  • PR & Postage - £1100
  • Physical production of CD -  £1200 (£800 covered by the Young Scot  'Time to Shine' fund.)

Taking all the costs in to account, our own financing, the platform fee and the funding we have already received, we are hoping to raise a total of £4,800.

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Our debut album 'A drop for Neptune' is a culmination of the last 4 years of making music together. We've been really lucky to find a musical kinship in TRIP and now, we're really excited to take the next step and finally release our first album. 

Thanks for reading and for your support this far and we really appreciate any help you can give us in completing our album. 

If you have any questions at all, please feel free to get in touch with us via Facebook/Instagram or our email - [email protected]

We really cannot wait to share it with you all.

TRIP x 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£3 or more

Donate a pint/ coffee

We understand that not everyone has spare cash at the minute so any donation is welcome! Everyone who donates will get a sneak preview of one of the tracks before the album is released (in early January!).

£8 or more

Digital Download

You will receive a download of our album (& digital copy of the album notes!). EVERYONE who donates will also get a sneak preview of one of the tracks before the album is released (in early January!).

£12 or more

Physical Album // UK & IoM delivery

You will receive a physical copy of the album in time for its release & we will also email you a digital download! EVERYONE who donates will also get a sneak preview of one of the tracks before its scheduled release (in early January!). *PLEASE NOTE - This is for UK & IoM delivery only. Please check other reward for EU & Rest of World!*

£15 or more

Physical Album // EU & Rest of World delivery

You will receive a physical copy of the album in time for its release & we will also email you a digital download. EVERYONE who donates will get a sneak preview of one of the tracks before the album is released (in early January!). *PLEASE NOTE - This is for EU & Rest of World delivery only. Please check other reward for UK & IoM*.

£20 or more

Early & Signed Album// UK & IoM delivery

Choose this reward to hear the album before anyone else (2 weeks before its release!) & also receive a signed copy! You will also receive a digital download and EVERYONE who donates will also get a sneak preview of a track in (early January!). *PLEASE NOTE this is for UK & IoM delivery only. Please check other reward for EU & Rest of World!*

£22 or more

Early & Signed Album// EU & Rest of World delivery

Choose this reward to hear the album before anyone else (2 weeks before its release!) & also receive a signed copy! You will also get a digital download. Everyone who donates will also get a sneak preview of a track in (early January!). *PLEASE NOTE this is for EU & Rest of World delivery. Please check other reward for UK & IOM delivery!*

£35 or more

1 of 20 claimed

Cameo - a musical message

Choose this reward and get a personalised musical message from a band member of your choosing. This could be a tune request/ a message for a loved one - be as creative as you want! You will also receive a digital download and physical copy of the album in time for its release. EVERYONE who donates will also get a sneak preview of one of the tracks before the album is released (in early January!).

£40 or more

4 of 20 claimed

Lesson with a member of the band

With this perk, you can have an hours lesson with a member of the band! This can be on - Flute/Whistle, Fiddle, Piano Accordion, Piano, Guitar or Bodhran. The lessons can be done in person (in Glasgow) or on zoom! Date & Time TBC! We will also send you an early & signed CD (2 weeks before its release!), as well as a digital download of the album. EVERYONE who donates will also get a sneak peak of a track (in early January!).

£50 or more

5 of 30 claimed

Digital tunebook

Pledge £50 and get an exclusive digital tune-book filled with all of the tunes on the album! We'll also send you an early access & signed copy of the album (2 weeks before release!) as well as a digital download. EVERYONE who donates also gets a sneak preview of a track (in early January!).

£75 or more

1 of 15 claimed

COMBO - Lesson & Tunebook

With this reward you'll get an hours lesson with a band AND a digital tunebook filled with tunes from the album. Lesson date & time TBC! You'll also get an early access & signed copy of the album (2 weeks before release) AND we will also send you a digital download. EVERYONE who donates also gets a sneak preview of a track (in early January!).

£100 or more

3 of 10 claimed

Tune/ Song Commission

Pick this reward and choose one of the band to write a tune or song especially for you or a loved! You'll get a hand written & printed copy of the score as well as a wee recording. We will also send you an early access & signed copy of the album (2 weeks before its release!) AND a digital download. EVERYONE who donates also gets a sneak preview of a track (in early January!).

£250 or more

3 of 6 claimed

A special thank you

If you choose this reward you will receive a special thank you package for your incredibly generous support including; an early access & signed album, a signed limited edition print of the album artwork, a hand written thank you letter and some Scottish treats. We will also send you a personalised thank you video & you can pick any one of the above perks (lesson/digital tunebook etc.).

£800 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Your own personal concert!

Pick this reward and we will come visit you for your own personal 1 hour TRIP concert (Scotland & England mainland only). Time & Date TBC! If further afield - we can do a zoom gig for you! Make it as big or as small as you want. You will also get an early access & signed album AND we will also send you a digital download.

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