105% Funded


Target: €8000


€8,461 Raised


88 Funders

Baile An Salsa, A Multicultural Message

By Baile An Salsa


Galway-based Baile An Salsa is an international band comprised of ten musicians originally from seven different countries. We blend our passion for traditional Irish Music with Latin Rhythms, creating a fusion which we call “Salsa-Trad."

Baile An Salsa's music is original material composed by the band, blended with traditional Irish tunes. Our previous recordings - a self titled EP and our album, "Tribu" - received airplay and accolades at home in Ireland and several other countries - Colombia, Poland, Uruguay, Canada, Singapore and China, to name a few!

We started recording our second CD late last year, then returned to performing live. During this break, the songs were molded and fine tuned, and we're ready to get back in the studio and present an even more multicultural sound for this second album!

Exciting times! We have booked the recording studio for this September to complete this new CD. We are also very excited to be working with 5-time Grammy winner, Walter Flores! Walter is a master at recording studio production and brings out the best in our music.

"From Galway comes this multi-ethnic explosion of joy and sound!"
- No Depression, The Journal of Roots Music, USA

"The Graceland of Trad Music"
- Tony Lawless, TradConnect , Ireland

"To be touched by their music is to be touched by happiness itself!"
- Dónall Mac Ruairí, RTE RnaG, Ireland

Since forming in 2012, we have performed at well-known festivals in Ireland and abroad, including the Temple Bar Trad Fest, The Cork Gathering, The Galway Oyster Festival, the Galway Guinness Festival, the Kansas City Irish Festival, the Kansas City Folk Festival - and we'll be playing at this year's Philadelphia Folk Festival. We have also appeared on several live television programmes, including "The Late Late Show" and "Imeall."

Although playing music with this big family of ours has great benefits and is very satisfying, recording costs are understandably higher with a large band! We are all very involved in this mega project, and we are partially funding the recording of the album ourselves.

Expenses for the entire project include recording studio time, mixing, mastering, design, manufacture and accommodation (there are 11 of us, including the producer)! Your support would provide the extra funds needed for:

Additional Studio Time and Accomodation - 3,000
Editing, Mixing and Mastering - 3,000
CD Design and Print - 2,000

We are SO very passionate about the recording and release of our second, full length album! This project gives us the chance to spread the music and our message even further, while getting to know more of you better!

Thanks for taking time to read about this important part of our lives. We'd love to have you be a part of this multicultural music project!

With Much Gratitude,

Alan, Brid, Frailan, Gabriel, Ger, Michael, Andres, Brian, Benjamin & Colm



ÉRIU CD Launch and Rewards Update

Happy February to you all!


This has been a busy month for Baile An Salsa! We launched our new CD, Ériu, with shows at Monroe’s in Galway and Whelan’s in Dublin. Seeing all the dancers enjoying the new songs was wonderful!! A special thanks to everyone who came out to the shows.


Funder Rewards have been mailed out! Please note - some of the items were mailed separately to speed up the shipping process. Please allow one week (within Ireland) or two (for international shipments). Do contact us by email at info@baileansalsa.com if you do not receive your rewards in the next week or two.


Lastly, we are still missing the mailing addresses for a few funders that we never heard from. If you are expecting a (non-digital) reward, but never emailed your mailing address to us, please contact us at info@baileansalsa.com.


Thanks again for your amazing support,


Preview of our new CD, Ériu!

Exciting times! The release date for Ériu is the 10th of February, and you can listen to a small preview on iTunes now! We're so happy with the finalized tracks, and we hope you love them, too!

We're getting ready for our launch gigs in Galway (Feb. 10th at Monroe's) and Dublin (Feb. 11th at Whelan's). We hope to see some of you on the dance floors there!

We will keep you posted about your rewards and share more details when everything is ready for shipping!

Love and Gratitude,



A Message to All Our Amazing Funders

Earlier this week, we directly emailed all of you about the rewards you chose during our crowdfunding campaign. If you didn’t see our email, please check your spam folder. Contact us at baileansalsa@gmail.com if you have any questions or did not receive your email.


Thank you!

Baile An Salsa


Quick update on the new album

As you know, we finished recording the final tracks for the new album last month. At present, our Producer, Walter Flores, is mixing and editing. We expect to launch the new album early February 2018 in Galway. We will celebrate our 5th anniversary on Nov 17th! On that day, all the funders will receive a first track by email! We will keep you updated on the album’s progress. When the CDs are ready, they will be sent out along with the other rewards. If people would like their other rewards before the album is released, we will be happy to send them out earlier. Thank you all, Baile An Salsa

We have recorded our second album!!

Thank you to all our friends! Last week, we recorded our second album at the world famous Grouse Lodge - and we could not have done it without you! What an incredible experience it was to work in such an amazing setting, with expert direction from our Grammy award winning Producer, Walter Flores! From the recording studio, we shared several videos (some work … and some antics!) on our Facebook page. Walter Flores also posted VLogs from Ireland featuring the band. There is a Facebook photo album of studio shots, too! Here are links, just in case you missed anything: Our Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/BaileAnSalsa Walter Flores’ VLogs on YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/walterflorescr/videos Photo Album - “Recording Our Second Album!”: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.1172331206234990.1073741839.209882572479863&type=1&l=570d3542c3 Back to the music - we love the results from the recording so far! Now it is time for editing, mixing, mastering, graphic design … we will share more news and album updates in the coming weeks. Thank you again for making this dream come true! We cannot wait for you to hear (and dance to!) the new music!! Love, BAILE AN SALSA


Lots of love in this world! Thanks so much to everyone for making our dream of recording our second album A REALITY!! We are really looking forward to working with our Producer, 5-time Grammy winner, WALTER FLORES, and we cannot wait to share the new album with all of you! Even though we’ve reached our target, the crowdfunding campaign continues. We have let our followers know that there is still time to grab rewards like signed CDs, VIP launch tickets, hoodies, voice and bodhrán lessons and more. Any extra funds raised will go towards our first official MUSIC VIDEO!! Exciting stuff! Thank you once again for your support of our Multicultural Music Project. Watch for updates from the recording studio on our Facebook page!! With much gratitude, BAILE AN SALSA

The Final Week of Crowdfunding!

Absolutely buzzing after our visit to the USA to play at the 2017 Philadelphia Folk Festival! What an amazing experience - such a brilliant event! We made many new friends and heard a lot of great music. On our Facebook page, we shared photos and videos from the trip and our shows, so we hope you have a chance to check that out at https://www.facebook.com/BaileAnSalsa/. Great news! For this final week of crowdfunding, a private individual will MATCH PLEDGES (until we reach our target) to help make those pledges go further!! Tonight, we are nearly 80% funded by 58 funders. We’re feeling excited and confident that the dream of recording our new album will soon become reality!! The album would have a total of 11 tracks — 10 are original songs, and 1 is our version and arrangement of a very old salsa song, made into our "Salsa-Trad" style. It has been incredible to watch our worldwide multicultural family grow and grow! Thank you all so much for your support!! BAILE AN SALSA

Thank you for believing in this project!

Here’s an exciting update on the crowdfunding campaign! We have a little over €3000 in pledges now! That amount covers the first thing in the new album budget: Additional Studio Time & Accommodation!! Amazing! We can’t help but feel gratitude for all the support from our growing family of world citizens. Thanks again to all the funders, and to everyone who shared the campaign video online. Hopefully, we can keep the momentum going! Work on this project is not always easy - our Latin/Irish music fusion is not exactly "main stream" - but we keep believing, risking, working hard and trusting our dreams. Baile An Salsa is going stronger than ever, delivering a unique message to people on every dance floor. We don’t want you to miss out on the fun and exciting progress as we roll into our summer shows in the coming weeks, so please visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/BaileAnSalsa. This week, we have a special video treat which we think you will enjoy, so visit soon! Cheers!

A Thousand Thanks!

A THOUSAND THANKS to everyone who helped with the successful launch of our crowdfunding campaign! To date, we have pledges for almost €1300 from funders from Colombia, Poland, Spain, Uruguay, the USA and Ireland! We are really loving the multicultural participation!! PROJECT UPDATE: we’re booked into the amazing Grouse Lodge Recording Studio for early September, and our producer, five-time Grammy award winner, Walter Flores, is arriving a few days early to enjoy beautiful Ireland before we all get to work. Thank you once again for being a part of our multicultural music project!

Launch Day Excitement!!

Amazing - €930 on the first day of the campaign! Wow!! Thank you SO MUCH for your love and support!!

funders (88)

There are 78 public funders of this project

There are 10 anonymous funders of this project