More than fifty Northern Irish musicians have collaborated to create an album of acoustic tracks which will raise funds for Help Musicians NI. Organised by Caitlin Palmer of No Matter, the 51 track album is available exclusively on Bandcamp. It features acoustic versions of tracks from acts including Brand New Friend, Beauty Sleep, Dolbro Dan and Wynona Bleach.
The tracks were recorded independently by the artists during the lockdown and mastered by Rocky O’Reilly at Start Together Studios.
Caitlin Palmer explains why Help Musicians NI was chosen to receive the funds, “As an independent charity, donations and support for funding is vital, and all funds raised in Northern Ireland remain in Northern Ireland. The pandemic has highlighted just how important they are to the local music community with their mission of supporting local musicians through times of opportunity and crisis.
“The album features songs across various genres and also made by musicians from a range of ages, with all the artists united in creating music in this time of restriction in an effort to help a charity that has helped so many of them. Whether one member with a single acoustic guitar or a full band with the means to record remotely, the songs have all been donated for this great cause.”
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