Largest Irish music Kickstarter campaign goal reached in record time 6 years ago

Largest Irish music Kickstarter campaign goal reached in record time

People are very eager to hear this album.

Seo Linn, the Irish language band famous for their rendition of 'Wake Me Up' as Gaeilge, has achieved their goal of €50,000 in thirty days.

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The band turned to Kickstarter to ask people for help in financing their new album and got what they asked for in record time. This money will allow Cathal, Keith, Daithí, Kev, Conor and Stiofan the chance to pursue their dream of bringing the Irish culture and language overseas.

Seo Linn's frontman Stiofan O'Feareal was overjoyed with the accomplishment.

"We’re overwhelmed with the generosity of the public and I don’t think we can fully express how thankful we are" the singer told JOE.ie, "but I guess now we’ve a lot of rewards to get working on in return for the donations!"

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Seo Linn are an extremely ambitious and talented young group. Having won so much public support, they now intend to set up a company that will provide music workshops for teenagers through the medium of Irish.

These workshops will incorporate the various elements of music production and performance into a polished, tried and tested workshop which is fun for teenagers to get involved in.

Gaeilgeoirs, Seo Linn pictured in sandymount Dublin  celebrating the success of raising their target of €50,000 through the crowd funding website, Kickstarter in under the allocated time of 30 days. The six Irish band members plan to record an album and bring the Irish language overseas with thanks to the support of their fans.  Picture:Brian McEvoy No repro fee for one use

The band have come along way from their roots in the Coláiste Lurgan, but they remain deeply grateful for the support of the Irish public.

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As Stiofan puts it, "We’ve really enjoyed the past two years, but now we’re really looking forward to the next challenge and are extremely thankful to the public for making that happen for us."

Judging by the response to their Kickstarter, Stiofan is not alone in his excitement.

Clip via TG Lurgan.