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Brand New Album no 3

Brand new album of folk songs of ritual & love in the month of May from BBC Folk Award winner Lisa Knapp.

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This Pledge campaign is to help make and launch my brand new third studio album…!!

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- A Garland of Ritual & Love songs in the Month of May.

The month of May is the cause of an eruption of traditions, rituals and celebrations spanning across the Northern Hemisphere during that time on the yearly calendar. The summer is coming, the weather is warmer, the promise of long, light evenings a welcome relief from winters’ grip providing a perfect excuse to sing, dance and celebrate!!

Along my musical travels of English & British folk song I have found some of the most beautiful, strange and beguiling ‘May’ songs attached to some of these weird & wonderful happenings as well folklore hailing from here and much further than these shores.

Beside these more ritualistic ‘May’ songs I’ve included some beautiful folk songs of love and loss set in the month of May. Here are 11 traditional folk songs weaved together with an array of acoustic instruments, found sound elements and a dash of studio wizardry. The album will be produced by much sought after folk producer and multi-instrumentalist Gerry Diver (Tom Robinson, Sam Lee etc) and a whole host of surprise guests who have given their amazing talents to this project.

I am a completely independent artist and have relied on my own resources to fund the album thus far. Now I am asking you to get involved and help me make this album and get it launched into the world!! Along with the album there is an opportunity to obtain a brand new additional EP of extra May songs recorded in unaccompanied/sparsely accompanied roots fashion. You’ll find this and lots of other bits and bobs among my Pledges below.

I look forward to fulfilling them all and being in communication with you during this my first Pledge journey. If you do decide to pledge you’re guaranteed to receive a full digital download of the full album (on release) you’ll also be allowed full access to previews of videos and artwork as its processed as well as blogs and updates I’ll be making throughout the campaign, plus I’ll be eternally grateful!

If you have any thoughts about a Pledge that isn’t on the page then please do get in touch as I am open to ideas (within reason).

Thanks for coming to my Pledge page.

Warmest
Lisa x

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Digital Download

£8
8.00
Available

A full digital download of the new album on release date plus full access to Pledger only updates and sneaky peaks and previews of artwork, videos, blog posts and extras.

Brand New Album on CD. Signed.

£15
15.00
Available

Brand New Album on CD. Signed.
Plus full access to Pledger only updates and sneaky peaks and previews of artwork, videos, blog posts etc. (price includes £1.50 p&p)

Brand New CD Bundle

£22
22.00
Available

Receive the brand new CD. Signed.
+ Digital download of new album
+ MP3 download of Brand New May Song – Pledge only!
+ Plus a hand written (bespoke) postcard of personal thanks from Lisa
+ Plus full access to all Pledger only updates and sneaky peaks and previews of artwork, videos, blog posts and extras. (price includes p&p)

Studio Playback Session

£50
50.00
Available

Come, celebrate and enjoy a studio playback session of the brand new album in full prior to release with a glass of something! I will host the session at Gerry Diver’s legendary South London studio and will provide wine/beer/tea/nibbles. I look forward to meeting you all. (time tbc)
+ Digital downloads
+ Plus full access to all Pledger only updates and sneaky peaks and previews of artwork, videos, blog posts and extras. (price includes p&p)

Hand Written Lyric Sheet Bundle +

£35
35.00
Available

Any song of Lisa’s (including from previous albums), written out in Lisa’s fair and neatest hand on quality paper. Personalised and signed just for you.
+ Brand New CD. Signed
+ Digital Download of Brand New Album
AND full access to all Pledger only updates and sneaky peaks and previews of artwork, videos, blog posts and extras. Price includes P&P.

Skype Singing Lesson/Song sharing session

£100
100.00
Available

I have years of experience in teaching and leading traditional song workshops and lessons. Get in touch and lets arrange a session on Skype, we can work on a song you already have or I can find a couple for you, or both! Price for 1 hour.

Back Catalogue Bundle

£52
52.00
Available

Lisa’s two previous award winning full length albums on CD (‘Wild & Undaunted’ – Mojo Folk Album Of The Year AND ‘Hidden Seam’ – BBC Folk Award for Best Original Track) + original posters for both albums. Personalised and signed just for you
+ Plus the brand new CD. Signed
+ Digital download of new album
+ Plus a hand written (bespoke) postcard of personal thanks from Lisa
+ Plus full access to Pledger only updates and sneaky peaks and previews of artwork, videos, blog posts etc. Price included p&p.

EP + Album Bundle

£34
34.00
Available

A brand new limited edition EP (CD) of 5 May related songs (not on the album) recorded unaccompanied/sparsely accompanied, roots style presented in a beautifully designed hand printed cover. Personalised and Signed just for you. (release date tbc)
+ Pledge Only May Song MP3 digital download (release date tbc)
+ Brand New CD. Signed. (Released 30 April)
+ Digital Download of Album
+ Hand written bespoke postcard of thanks from Lisa
Plus full access to Pledger only updates and sneaky peaks and previews of artwork, videos, blog posts and extras. (price included p&p)

Ballad Lucky Dip + CD

£250
250.00
3 left

Love & Heartbreak, Murder & Mayhem, May & Misrule, Spirits & Superstition. Traditional folk ballads run the entire gamut of human existence! Choose one from the above list and I will record a unique one off live version CDR and send with hand written lyrics just for you. Alternatively, if you can think of a cover song you’d like me to sing (within reason) I will record a one off CDR with hand written lyrics of that.
+ New CD
+ Digital download

Fiddle Tune Just For You Bundle

£200
200.00
All gone!

Lisa is a fine fiddle player too! In the grand tradition of musical patronage I will write and record a fiddle tune just for you. You specify – Jig? Reel? Polka? Hornpipe? Waltz? You provide the inspiration (a name? a place? or just a feeling..) and I will send you a unique CDR recording, beautifully packaged, accompanied by hand written notation. Personalised and Signed just for you.
+ Brand New CD. Signed.
+ Digital Download of full album.
+ Exclusive Pledge only download of May song
+ Hand Written bespoke Postcard of thanks personally from Lisa
+ Plus full access to all Pledger only updates and sneaky peaks and previews of artwork, videos, blog posts and extras.

Music Production Workshop

£100
100.00
Available

Spend an afternoon with Uber producer and multi-instrumentalist Gerry Diver in his personal studio. Get as techie as you like! Gerry will take you though some of the multi-tracks of Lisa’s new album and share in depth his unique approach to production. If talk of all things mixing, production and arranging are your thing, this could be for you. All levels welcome, Gerry will taylor session to suit the group. (time tbc).
+ Digital download of full album on release
+ Plus full access to all Pledger only updates and sneaky peaks and previews of artwork, videos, blog posts and extras. (price includes p&p)

Handwritten Lyric Sheet

£23.50
23.50
Available

Any song of Lisa’s (including from previous albums), written out in Lisa’s fair and neatest hand on quality paper. Personalised and signed just for you.

Song Workshop Afternoon

£50
50.00
Available

Come and join me for an afternoon song workshop (plenty of May songs included) as well as afternoon tea! (group & time tbc) Held in South London OR perhaps you’d like to organise one in your area. Get a minimum of 3 people together & I will hold a workshop for you. Get in touch for details.

Phone Call plus Bundle

£50
50.00
Available

Let’s chat for a few on the phone. Music, politics, the new album…or ask me questions! (30 min)
+ Brand New Album on CD. Signed.
+ Digital download of new album.
+ Bespoke postcard of thanks personally written from Lisa
+ MP3 Pledge only download of Brand New May Song
+ Plus full access to Pledger only updates and sneaky peaks and previews of artwork, videos, blog posts etc.

Benefactors Bundle

£790
790.00
Available

A whole lot of juicy goodies for the beneficent philanthropist!
So, you’ll receive the brand new CD. Signed
+ Digital download of new album
+ Hand written bespoke postcard from Lisa
+ Hand written lyric sheet – song of your choice of Lisa’s (including from previous albums), written out in Lisa’s fair and neatest hand on quality paper. Personalised and signed just for you.
+ A brand new limited edition bespoke chapbook beautifully designed by artist/designer Dom Cooper, of the songs from the new album.
+ Ballad Lucky Dip – Love & Heartbreak, Murder & Mayhem, May & Misrule, Spirits & Superstition + Ballad Lucky Dip – Traditional folk ballads run the entire gamut of human existence! Choose one from the above list and I will find a traditional folk ballad and record a unique one off live version CDR and send with hand written lyrics. Signed. Alternatively, if you can think of a cover song you’d like me to sing (within reason) I will record a one off CDR with hand written lyrics, personalised and signed just for you
+ Personalised answerphone message – I will record a message for your answerphone with your personalised details… can be sung if requested!
+ EP, a limited edition hand printed boutique 5 track EP of May songs not on the album recorded in lo-fi roots style unaccompanied/sparsely accompanied presented in hand printed cover.
+ Skype Singing Lesson – I have lots of experience in teaching and leading traditional song workshops. Get in touch and lets arrange a session on Skype, we can work on a song you already have or I can find a couple for you, or both! Price for 1 hour
+ Studio Playback Invite – Come, celebrate and enjoy a full studio playback session of the brand new album in full prior to release! I will host at Gerry Diver’s legendary South London studio will host with wine/beer/tea/nibbles (time tbc)
+ Phone Call with Lisa
+ Back Catalogue Bundle – Lisa’s two previous award winning full length albums on CD (‘Wild & Undaunted’ – Mojo Folk Album Of The Year AND ‘Hidden Seam’ – BBC Folk Award for Best Original Track) + original posters for both albums. All Signed.
+ An MP3 download Brand New Song recorded just for Pledgers!
+ Plus full access to Pledger only updates and sneaky peaks and previews of artwork, videos, blog posts and etc.

House Concert + CD

£800
800.00
Available

Lisa Knapp & Gerry Diver will come to a house/venue of your choosing and perform 2 45 minute sets to you and your guests. (time tbc)
+ Brand New CD. Signed
+ Digital Download

Super Fantastic Uber Generous Patron Bundle

£7,000
7000.00
Available

For those with a ridiculously generous heart and fat wallet to match!
Treat yourself (and me) to the whole caboodle on here and a whole lot more….
Full Band Concert!! – myself and my band will come to a venue of your choosing to play a full concert. Time tbc.
+ Everthing else…so;
Brand new CD. Signed
+ Digital Download of new album on release
+ Ballad Lucky Dip – Love & Heartbreak, Murder & Mayhem, May & Misrule, Spirits & Superstition. Traditional folk ballads run the entire gamut of human existence! Choose one from the above list and I will find a traditional folk ballad and record a unique one off live version CDR and send with hand written lyrics just for you. Alternatively, if you can think of a cover song you’d like me to sing (within reason) I will record a one off CDR with hand written lyrics personalised and signed just for you.
+ Brand New EP – 5 brand new limited edition EP (CD) of May related songs (not on the album) recorded in lo-fi roots style unaccompanied/sparsely accompanied up close and intimate. In beautifully designed hand printed cover. Personalised and Signed just for you.
+ Back Catalogue CD’s & Print- Lisa’s two previous award winning full length albums on CD (‘Wild & Undaunted’ – Mojo Folk Album Of The Year AND ‘Hidden Seam’ – BBC Folk Award for Best Original Track) + original posters for both albums. All Signed.
+ Hand Written Lyric Sheet – Any song of Lisa’s (including from previous albums), written out in Lisa’s fair and neatest hand on quality paper. Personalised and signed just for you.
+ A Fiddle Tune written especially for you. – Lisa is a fiddle player too. In the grand tradition of musical patronage I will write and record a fiddle tune just for you. You specify – Jig? Reel? Polka? Slide? Hornpipe? Waltz? You provide the inspiration (a name? a place? or just a feeling..) and I will send you a unique CDR recording alongside hand written notation personalised and signed just for you.
+ Skype Song Session – I have years of experience in teaching and leading traditional song workshops and lessons. Get in touch and lets arrange a session on Skype, we can work on a song you already have or I can find a couple for you, or both! Price for 1 hour.
+ Personal Phone Call. Let’s chat on the phone. Music, politics, the new album…or ask me questions! (30 min)
+ Song Workshop & Afternoon Tea – Come and join me for an afternoon song workshop (plenty of May songs included) as well as afternoon tea! (group & time tbc) Held in South London OR perhaps you’d like to organise one in your area. Get a minimum of 3 people together & I will hold a workshop for you. Get in touch for details.
+ Producer Workshop – Fancy trying your hand at production? Spend an afternoon with Uber producer and multi-instrumentalist Gerry Diver in the studio. Get as techie as you like; Gerry will take you though some of the sound files of Lisa’as new album and share his approach to production. (Group & time tbc).
+ An MP3 download Brand New Song recorded just for Pledgers!
+ A hand written note of personal thanks on bespoke postcard from Lisa.
+ Limited Edition Chapbook – A brand new bespoke chapbook beautifully designed by artist/designer Dom Cooper, of the songs from the new album. Limited Edition. Personalised and Signed just for you.
+ Studio Playback Session Invite – Come, celebrate and enjoy a full studio playback session of the brand new album in full prior to release! I will host the session at Gerry Diver’s legendary South London studio will host with wine/beer/tea/nibbles and look forward to meeting you all. (time tbc)

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