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Rónán ó Snodaigh - A Perspective

By Rónán Ó Snodaigh


Today we make a pact that we will provide five fabulous gigs to celebrate five fabulous albums from the past eleven years.  We are going to return to a few rare treasures from our recent past and spend a little more time working on and enjoying them. Sometimes the past moves too fast,and sometimes with the help of a few friends we can stop the clock and make time stretch to last that bit longer.

This is what we will be doing in Whelans, starting September 11th. Starting, stopping and stretching time with selection of songs that i left behind. I've done five albums, quite different. Different musicians, different engineers, different points of view and different arrival points. I'm going to do each one of the albums and try and gather the band like in 'The Blues Brothers' - reform the bands for each of the albums. All of them are quite special events and hopefully everyone involved will be as excited as me. I'm going to gig the albums. Each night will be very particular, each night will be dedicated to whichever album with those musicians involved. I'll probably do some of them better than before, some of them we won't do better.

To me it's like swimming, there's a point at which you run off a pier and you dive and you hit the water and as soon as you hit there you're in a different world. You've completely taken on another thing and you've got to deal with boats, jellyfish, people, depth. breathing, your body, cold, muscles, blood circulation.

You've to deal with a whole new set of things when you're in there and there's only a second in mid air between a completely different set of what you need to be thinking about to what you need to be thinking about. It's hard to be saying what I'm going to be doing in there because it's completely different, a different world from where I'm in now but as soon as

I get in I'll get in and I'm looking forward to it.

The gigs - all in Whelans, Dublin:

Sept 11th 'Water Off A Duck's Back'
Oct 9th 'Last Mile Home'
Oct 30th 'Play Days'
Nov 20th 'Tonnta Ró'
Dec 4th 'Tiptoe'

Fund it funds will be used to pay the 36 musicians involved and any left over will be used to pay the camera people and sound people and lighting people.

The full recordings of the gigs will be made available afterwards, first to some funders depending, then on sale in the digital world and eventually free to watch in the web world.



The edits continue!

Dear patient funders, Won't delay you long except to let you know that the Whelans' live edits continue and pace has been increased spite this beautiful weather. You will not be waiting long for the next installment! Best wishes and continued thanks, Dónal

Mac a Mhacaí / House gigs

Dear funders. Impossible to believe that March is upon us all ready. After the sprint finish at the tail end of last year you'd be forgiven for assuming we'd forgotten about you but nothing could be further from the truth. Aside from writing new songs Rónán has been knee deep in dusty old tapes uncovering a world of previously unreleased gems for you. By now you'll have received a dropbox invite with a link that unlocks Mac a Mhacaí. The edits of the three remaining gigs are in hand and will be coming down the pipe soon! In other news Rónán is itching to play an intimate house gig to try out new material so anyone who's interested please email me at donal@gigstarter.com. Thanks a million, all the best, Dónal

Happy Christmas

Hello all funders, Thanks so much to you all for your support in 2012 - for making the gigs happen. We've still got three gigs to finish editing and get to you all as well as the Mac A Mhacaí compilation of rarities to you all. Hopefully by the end of Jan or thereabouts. There's also Rónán's next phase, the new band he's putting together and the new sounds that they'll be recording. More of all that when he's got all the bits in place. Happy happy Christmas to all of ye and here's to seeing some if not all of ye next year!

Tip Toe gig tomorrow night

Good morning funders, I can't believe that we're coming to the end of Rónan's A Perspective series of gigs already. We've had four fantastic nights already with fabulous nights of music which wouldn't have been possible without your support. This Fundit campaign has meant that Rónán has been able to focus on the gigs themselves without having to worry about being able to pay musicians. This has resulted in more musicians getting gigs than we had envisaged - the average band size has swollen to 10! It's an amazing feeling when you have a gathering of incredibly talented people bringing an album to life. Tomorrow night ten fine talents will bring Tip Toe to life: Ronan o Snodaigh - guitar and vocals Cliodhna Quinlan fiddle Grainne Quinlan fiddle Dee Armstrong viola Kevin murphy cello Laura hale percussion Simon Taylor guitar Martin brunsden bass Robbie perry bouzouki Margo barrow vox As always there will be two superb support acts, Stefano Schiavocampo at 8 and Alice Jago at 8.30. Once tomorrow night's gig is over that is not the end as there are more digital goodies to come your way - namely the edits of The Playdays, Tonnta Ró and Tip Toe gigs as well as the Mac á Mhacaí rarities collection. We'd also love to hear any feedback you have about this whole project and your experience of it. Those of you who have signed up for tickets for tomorrow's Tip Toe gig will be able to collect them at the box office on the way in and as always you're invited to join us after the gig in the Parlour Bar upstairs. Thanks so much to you all, Donal

Tonnta Ró Tomorrow Night in Whelans

Hello funders! I hope this finds you feel. Can you believe that tomorrow night the fourth out of five Rónán Ó Snodaigh 'A Perspective' gigs will happen? Tomorrow night Rónán and friends tackle his second solo album 'Tonnta Ró' and there will be nine musical cohorts taking the stage: Rónán Ó Snodaigh - singing and bodhrán Ken Samson - djembe Robbie Perry - percussion and other stuff Tara Mooney - singing Rónán Ó Muirisa -singing and percussion Bobby Lee - Guitar Laura Hale - percussion Mark Gavin - guitar Myles O Reilly - singing and vocal effects Supports will be: 8.30 Marcus Mac Conghaill 8.00 Elder Roche Those of you funders with tickets selected for tomorrow night will be able to collect them as normal from Joe on the door. Looking forward to seeing some of you there, All the best, Dónal

The Playdays

Hello Rónán funders. Again thank you all much, the run of gigs is going fantastically and here we are almost at the half way point. This Tuesday evening Rónán and esteemed friends take to the stage of Whelans to recreate his wonderful third album The Playdays. Support comes from Donal Dineen, Pete Pamf and Mossy Nolan. Please get there early to get good seats. Those of you who have tickets for every show or who have requested this show, your name will be with Joe on the door. The parlour bar upstairs will be open afterwards for our after show soirée so please join in. The Last Mile Home gig from Oct 9th will be going up on Youtube for a limited 10 day run tomorrow and you will be sent a link to download it on Tuesday. Thanks again to all of you, this wonderful run of gigs would not be possible without you all. Best wishes, Dónal

Live Video from Water Off A Duck's Back Gig

Thanks so much to all of you Fund It friends for making these A Perspective series of gigs possible. It's because of you all that the first gig last week was such a success. Without your support the gig would have lost money and their would have been nothing there to pay the musicians. The Fundit campaign has been the difference. We're currently editing the footage from the gig. What a night. The band were supreme and everyone was having such a good time which translated into the music. The first song has just been cut and before it goes live on Youtube we wanted to share the link with you all. http://youtu.be/D0q4O-22vUU When the whole gig is edited you will be sent a link to download it. Enjoy this taster in the meantime! All the best wishes. Donal @ RÓSHQ!!

Go Raibh Maith Agaibh!

Hi all! Thanks so much for being part of getting this over the line and getting the show on the road. Sorry it's taken this long to thank you but Fundit locked us out of the account until all the payments were verified but now we're back! We've also just gotten the list of who wants what but will be mailing you over the coming weeks for more info and/or instructions as to how to get your rewards. In the meantime if you have any questions/want to get in touch please email aperspective@scanarama.ie I'm dealing with all of this follow up on Rónán's behalf and will get back to ye all. Thanks again so much! All the best, Donal

Welcome followers! RTE Radio One

Hi there, A big thank you and welcome to all of the new followers who joined up over the weekend! Things are gathering pace as we get ready for the final sprint over the finish line of this funding bit. Rónán and friends will be playing some songs live on RTE Radio 1's Arena show this Wednesday at 7.30 pm so please tune in. Bodhrán lesson number nine has just gone live too! http://youtu.be/NdNHBbNqNnw Go Raibh Mile Maith Agaibh Go Leir x x

David Cleary Photographer

I hope you all like the new photo taken by good friend and supporter David Cleary who said "Rónan is very easy to photograph. I wanted to make a picture of him that was simple and plain, adding nothing. Rónán has a lot of spirit so all I wanted to do was capture a moment of him in the room. I managed that." http://www.davidclearyart.com/

20% Reached! Gig Announcements on Monday

We've still got a month to go in this Fundit campaign and we've reached 20%! That's brilliant. Thanks so much to everyone. On Monday the posters start going up around town so keep an eye out for them and there'll be press releases hitting journalists' inboxes as we go overground and start telling the wider world about Rónán's A Perspective series. Hope you're enjoying the Bodhran classes! The first 20% is the hardest we've been told and you all are the pioneers. Thanks for all your support to date and please spread the word when and where appropriate! Have a great weekend x x x x x x

Rónán's Ó Snodaigh Bodhrán class part 2 - Bata


Rónán's Bodhrán classes begin

Dear supporters! The first of the youtube bodhran classes has been uploaded! http://youtu.be/7Kks-6c_tHA Subscribe on Youtube to be informed for each one! Enjoy x

Bodhran Classes

Hi Funders, Thanks so much for being on board so far. Just wanted to let you know that over the next few days we're going to start transmitting bodhran classes from Rónán - will send you the link to the first one when it's posted. If you have any bodhran techniques you like explained please email aperspective@scanarama.ie and Rónán will cover them. We've had a nice warm-up so far with this fund-it campaign and we'll be getting up to full speed now for the last month. Get in touch with any tips or queries, Thanks a million.

Thanks and quiet gigs!

Hello Fundit supporters. Thanks so much for being the leaders, the trend setters! Off to a great start. Here's two quiet gigs of different types over the next week. Come down if you're about and say hi! Next Wednesday, 9pm, Conradh Na Gaeilge, Harcourt St. Dublin 2 - as gaeilge gig! €5 Sat June 30th, 9pm,  The Joinery, Arbour Hill, Stoneybatter, Dublin 7 with Schiavocampo €8

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