102% Funded


Target: €4000


€4,111 Raised


91 Funders

Jane Willow's Debut EP

By Jane Willow



I'm so excited to finally be working on my Debut EP!  

You can help make independent music happen by pre-ordering this EP on Fund it



Who Am I?


I’m Jane, an independent musician living in Dublin. I moved to Ireland at age twenty-one after a stint of studying songwriting at Music College in Holland. When I moved to Dublin, I had no place to stay, no friends, no money and no job. I started busking Leonard Cohen songs on Grafton Street and I played over 200 gigs in the first year in Ireland. I’ve had an incredible few years here and now I feel ready to record my Debut EP!

In August I opened for Glen Hansard in Vicar Street, which was an incredible, eye-opening experience that made me decide: ‘it’s now or never!  



How Can You Help?


Recording, promoting and distributing music is a pricey business. I’m gonna need a little help to pay for some of these costs.

You can make this EP happen by pre-ordering it! I also have other rewards available for your help. Please check 'Rewards' at the right side.

I need to raise 4000 euro for studio time, mastering, duplication and the album artwork for my EP. In the studio I will record backing vocals, double bass, cello, piano/keys, drums and an occasional brass instrument. My EP will have influences of Leonard Cohen, Nick Drake, Joni Mitchell & Ray Lamontagne. To check out what that sounds like I’ve made a Free Download of my single 'On My Mind' available. 

 I will also have other costs involving this EP: musician fees, rehearsals and marketing and promotion fees. I’m currently working a full-time job and gigging to cover these costs. 

With your help I can release my EP in the summer of 2018.


Anthony Gibney as he mixes 'On My Mind'.


What Your Help Means to Independent Musicians?


Without your support independent musicians like myself wouldn’t be able to do this. Recording an EP is expensive and as an independent musician I don’t have a record label to help me out financially. That’s where your support comes in! One lovely person at a time we can make it to our goal of 4000 euro.

For example; if 200 people pre-order the EP we’ve already made our goal of 4000 euro!

Please note: This is an ‘All or Nothing’ crowdfunding website: which means I have to make my target of 4000 euro or I won’t get any of the funds. 

And if (for some incredible reason!) we overreach our target of 4000 euro the money will go towards making a music video for ‘On My Mind’. This has been a dream of mine for years.


Recording 'On My Mind' with Anthony, Rob, Joanna Marie and Eoin. 


Free Download as a Thank You!


As a thank you for checking out my Fund it Page I’ve made a Free Download of my song 'On My Mind' available.

Thanks again for checking out my page! Have a lovely day!


xx Jane






Jane Willow's Debut Album!



Thanks again for the support in making my 2017 debut EP happen! Without you and the 90 other people that donated funds that EP would simply have not been possible!

I hope you're keeping well. I'm finding it really hard right now (especially without gigs), but busking in parks and many swims in the sea are keeping me sane!


Busking in People's Park, Dun Laoghaire (by Sean)


I also have some exciting new! I'm working on my debut album! The album will feature my awesome band including Dave Hingerty on drums (Glen Hansard, Josh Ritter) and string arrangements written by Joe Csibi (Head of the RTE Concert Orchestra). And it will have Steve Wickham (The Waterboys) as a guest musician with more guest musicians to be confirmed! My influences for this album are Nick Drake, Leonard Cohen, Richard Hawley, Damien Rice and more. I'm so excited, we've been in the studio these past few weeks and it's been sounding so lovely!


This album will cost me at least €10 000 euro to make, so I need help getting the first €5 000 covered. If you wish you can support the creation of this album by pre-ordering a signed copy of the album for €20 or by booking me for a (socially distant) house concert for €100. There's also other rewards like a T-shirt, Concert Tickets, a Video Call with a song and chat (makes a great birthday present!), songwriting or guitar lessons or me playing your favourite cover song.


All rewards over €20 will include the signed album (CD + digital copy). In exchange for your support you will receive the album months before its official release. And you will also receive a bonus song.

Jane Willow with Anthony Gibney (co-producer, mixer), Scott Flanigan (piano), Alice Grollero (bass) and Dave Hingerty (drums).

I really think this is gonna be a great album, especially because we've such a great team of people working on it! I hope with your help I can reach my goal of € 5 000 to record my debut album. We still have some way to go right now, but I have faith that we can make it happen.

Read more on my fundit page (and feel free to spread the word on social media if you'd like): https://fundit.ie/project/jane-willow-debut-album-pre-orders


Have a lovely day,


Jane Willow





Jane Willow - 'Onward Still' EP


I hope everyone is doing okay in the current situation. I hope you're keeping safe and well. I'm currently in my room, contemplating when/if my next gig or tour is happening, I'm feeling a bit lost. But I'm also tentavily excited cause I started writing songs for a new album. I've written 31 so far... I can't wait to share more news about it over the coming months.

This is just a follow up email about my first EP 'Onward Still', which YOU made possible! Most of you have gotten your rewards by now (CDs/downloads etc). I've sent various emails over the past while asking those who funded 20 euro or more for adress details so I can post the signed CD of 'Onward Still'. There's also some other rewards I'm owed like singing lessons, dinner and handwritten lyrics.

To the 10 people who haven't gotten back to my emails, I'm hoping I'll hear from you. I'd love to send you your rewards for helping me! I really appreciate it.

Anyway, back to my lady-cave now, to work on some new songs for the next album. I'll leave you with my latest single 'Give It Time'. Seems apt, in these times we live in.

Watch the 'Give It Time' Music Video

If you want to keep in touch about new music please sign up to my mailing list (and receive two free music downloads + a chance to win a house concert): 

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Be safe,

Jane Willow 

Jane Willow 'Onward Still' EP (I need your adres)



Thanks to all that helped make my nov 2018 EP 'Onward Still' happen. I'm so grateful. I've sent various mails asking you for your adress details (street name and number + city) so I can send the EP and possible other rewards to you. Please reply to this mail with your name and adress details (and the details of your reward, though I have it on file) and I'll get it to you in the coming weeks!

I sent you the digital download of the EP on 4 Oct 2018. Which has since been made inactive. If you missed it the last time it please let me know and I'll send it on too.


Thank you. Dankjewel. Go raibh maith agat.

Jane Willow

EP Launch Show - Download EP 'Onward Still' [Reminder]

Just a quick reminder that that we're gearing up for our Breda show on Thur Nov 17th in The Mezz (tickets here) and Dublin show on Sat Nov 22nd in The Sound House (tickets here) Some of you that funded over 25 or 40 euro will get 1 or three free tickets respectively with the purchase of your first ticket. If you have any questions feel free to shoot me an email at janewillow@hotmail.com

I'm really happy with the response to the EP thus far, thanks so much. These songs mean so much to me; music is my way of connecting with the world. I feel that sometimes I fall short as a human being and I feel I'm so deeply imperfect but music for me is the easiest way of connecting with people.

But if you haven't already, you can download the EP 'Onward Still' I've attached it in an email to you a few weeks ago. The download link will become inactive soon. If you have lost the email with the link feel free to contact me at the above mentioned email adress.

I hope to see you at the EP launch in Breda or Dublin. I've been dreaming of playing these songs with this incredible band since in moved to Ireland back in 2011 and I can't believe its finally going to happen.

Special thanks to Anthony Gibney at Audioland Studios Leixlip for understanding helping me create this album with such patient, kindness and dilligence. And thanks to the incredible musicians involved, my sound heroes, my friends, my family, de Zeelandgroep and of course, YOU - the funders - for making this possible!

Jane Willow


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Digital download of the EP + Dublin & Breda EP release show details (+ FREE TICKETS for some funders!)

Still by Radoslav Katanik.

Because of you (and over 100 other incredible people!) I will be able to launch my debut EP ‘Onward Still’ on Thursday November 22nd in The Sound House, Dublin, Ireland and on Saturday November 17th in De Mezz, Breda, The Netherlands. I’m absolutely floored by the support!

Please check your email for digital download of the EP.

If you funded over 20 euro you will also get a signed copy of the CD at the chosen EP launch concert. If you’d like the receive the CD before then (or if you’re based outside of Ireland or The Netherlands) please provide address details to me by responding to email I sent you.

For people that funded over 25 that also means 1 free ticket for a friend and for people that funded over 40 euro that means 3 free tickets for three friends. Other rewards like handwritten songlyrics, music lessons and ringtones etc. will be taken care of too in the coming months. I thank you for your patience. If you still haven't heard from me in a few months time please send me an email for details.

To keep up to date with news and gig info please join my mailing list (and receive a free song download). Email me here if you wish to join.

I hope to see you at my Dublin or Breda EP launch! It's gonna be a great full band show with some very special guests! Please order tickets to avoid dissapointment. I hear the Breda show is selling fast. Exciting!


Jane Willow

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We're 93% funded (last day!!)


We're on the last day of the EP fundraiser and we're now 93% funded! It's just amazing! I've one more gig to help promote the fundraiser tonight (in Berlin D2) and then we're done (fundraiser ends on Wednesday 10am).


I'm so so grateful for your help. I remember at the start of week 3 we were only 46% funded and I was adamant we weren’t gonna make it! But it looks like we will make it now!


These last two weeks were definitely the toughest for me. For every 1 person that supported me there were 9 that didn’t. That was really hard for me to face. But it has taught me to just work harder and keep playing. This month has been incredible, I’ve done 7 gigs, including a headline show with my band. And I got my single played on ‘Radio Na Life’ and got my first single review for ‘On My Mind’: ‘this single shows great promise which has all of the hallmarks of a bone fide authentic folk artist about to make a mark.’ (So happy with this first review!) Listen to single here


Thanks again to family, friends, zeelandgroepers and fans/supporters for your help and you will hear from me again in the summer of 2018 when this first EP is gonna make it towards you in the mail! Thank you so much!








(ps: Some people have asked if they could change the amount they donated. You really really don't have to do that!! But yes,you can if you wish:


You can login to your account and click ‘fund this project’ on my page. A message will show up: ‘You have funded this project already. Please amend your fund below’. Say you donated 20 euro but want to change it to 40 euro. You can amend your amount to 40 euro. Then below you click ‘fund this project’ button and you’re done. Now the total amount of the fundraiser should have gone up by 20 euro. Hope this explains it. If you have any questions email me at janewillow@hotmail.com 


Once again you don’t have to do this, I’d say some people that haven’t funded yet are gonna help us get to 100% on this last day. I'm also hoping my gig in Berlin D2 will help me get to 100%.)


Live Gigs:

28 Nov Dublin’s Underground Beat / Berlin D2 (downstairs)  | 20.30 | free in
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We're 72%

We're now on the fourth and final week of the EP fundraiser (with 5 days left). So many incredible people have Pre-Ordered the EP in these past few weeks and I'm beyond grateful.


What's also lovely is that the incredible musician Luka Bloom pre-ordered two copies of the album! (amazing right?!) I can’t even begin to describe how moved I am by the amount of support I’ve had from family, friends, strangers and fellow musicians. 


We're now just 50 pre-orders away from reaching our goal and getting to record the album! However if we don't reach this goal I don't get to keep any of the funds raised. 


So if you’d like to give me that final push you can help by sharing my fundraiser with one of your friends.  


Who knows, you might have that one friend that really enjoys supporting music too! You could tell him/her a little about me and my music and they might just pre-order this EP too! 


Thanks again for your support! We’ve 5 days left in this fundraiser and we’re just 50 Pre-Orders away from reaching our goal!


I think we might just make it! 






Please share my fundraiser with your friends. 



Live Gigs:

24 Nov The Collective / Ranelagh Arts Centre  | 19.30 | free in 

25 Nov John Blek (support) / The Workman’s Club  | 20.00 | 10 euro

28 Nov Dublin’s Underground Beat / Berlin D2 (downstairs)  | 20.30 | free in


My EP is 41% Funded! (halfway point update)



I can't quite believe we’ve made it halfway through this EP Fundraiser already! (we're at day 14 with 15 days to go!) I want to thank you for your incredible support!


Strangers, family, friends (and zeelandgroepers!) all pulled together to make the first 1660 euro possible. You believed in me from the start, which really means a lot. You and another 41 people have helped me get 41% funded in the first 14 days! 


However, I need to get 100% funded to really make this album happen! This is what they call an all-or-nothing fundraiser, which means; if it doesn’t get 100% funded I won't get to keep any of the money you helped me raise. I’ll need to reach my goal to be able to pay for studio time, mastering, duplication and album artwork.


You can help me to 100% by sharing my fundraiser with friends who might like my music. Their Pre-Order of the album will get me closer to my goal.


When you share my fundraiser page please make sure to add a nice (or funny!) anecdote about me as a musician (you may use this childhood pic if you wish, hihi). Your personal and honest message could convince your friends to help me out. Which would be amazing.


Your support has literally turned my world upside down. Thank you so much for your kindness, your time and your generosity!


I can’t wait to release this EP in the summer of 2018, we’re so close to making it happen!


Please share my fundraiser with your friends. 









ps: I have some upcoming shows in November (including a full band show). Please check my Facebook for more info: www.facebook.com/janewillowmusic

funders (91)

There are 82 public funders of this project

There are 9 anonymous funders of this project