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£870
raised of £1,200 target by 43 supporters

    Weʼve raised £870 to help support our Yorkshire Americana & Bluegrass Day mini fest, raising funds for musicians and the festival budget

    Huddersfield, UK
    Funded on Tuesday, 30th June 2020

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    Our very first Yorkshire Americana & Bluegrass Day was due to take place on 30th May 2020 and we obviously had to cancel due to the ongoing Covid-19 virus crisis. We're raising money to help musicians who've lost a huge amount of work and income from cancelled gigs, and to help us to stage the postponed event in 2021. We'll be hosting a live streamed concert on the original date with performances by some of the outstanding bluegrass and Americana musicians who were booked to play our 2020 mini fest. Please support them, and us, by donating to this fundraiser. Tune in to our virtual concert at 7pm UK time on Sat 30th May 2020 at facebook.com/truenorthmusicuk

    Line-up:

    AJ Lee & Blue Summit (USA) - sensational contemporary bluegrass & Americana band from California with superb harmony vocals - lockdown trio version featuring AJ Lee (mandolin), Sullivan Tuttle and Jesse Fichman (guitars).

    Jaywalkers (UK) - classy Americana/folk trio from Cheshire, with glorious bluesy vocals and outstanding musicianship - lockdown duo version featuring Jay Bradberry (vocals, fiddle, guitar) and Mike Giverin (mandolin. guitar)

    Zoe & Cloyd (USA) - North Carolina bluegrass and folk duo with gorgeous songs, superb musicianship and soaring vocal harmonies from Natalya Zoe Weinstein and John Cloyd Miller

    Simon Brady (UK) - the talented Tilter Wheel frontman (mandolin, guitar, vocals) will represent the UK bluegrass aces with a lockdown solo set.

    This is obviously a devastating time for musicians, festival organisers, promoters, venues and the entire live music scene in the UK. While we were fortunate to have received some Arts Council grant funding just before the crisis hit (which they have kindly agreed to defer to 2021) this was only part of our budget plan, which also included forecast ticket sales. We have already made a dent in our total budget with promotional costs incurred before we had to cancel, and by paying out some modest cancellation fees to the artists we had to let down. We're hoping to raise some funds both to fill this gap, and in anticipation of additional future challenges once we are able to safely hold our festival, eg lower venue capacity (resulting in lower ticket sales), additional cleaning and hygiene measures, and additional technical spending so that we can share high quality content online. Our musician friends are also suffering a devastating loss of income at this time, and we will be splitting any donations with them.

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    • Maria Wallace6 months ago
      Maria Wallace

      Maria Wallace

      6 months ago

      Hey everyone, thank you so much for the support so far. We hope to get a little nearer to our target before the fundraiser wraps up at the end of June (Justgiving has a 30-day minimum for campaigns). I've put together a YouTube playlist of the performances for those who don't have a FB account or if you prefer to watch (again) on there. Thanks and I hope you enjoy! http://bit.ly/yorksamericana

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    • Maria Wallace6 months ago
      Maria Wallace

      Maria Wallace

      6 months ago
      Update from the Page owner

      As you can see, as at Tues 2nd June we have reached 65% of our target. This is after an error by Justgiving at the weekend made us think we had already beaten our target (I'm leaving the previous update on the page to show this!). Anyway while that is unfortunate, we are really pleased to be two-thirds of the way to our goal and hope we still might achieve it by next weekend, to maximise what we can pay the musicians. You can still watch the performance videos at our FB page here: facebook.com/truenorthmusicuk

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    • Maria Wallace6 months ago
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      Maria Wallace

      6 months ago
      Update from the Page owner

      After a bit of a glitsch yesterday evening/overnight when many of the donations weren't showing properly on this page, they all appeared in a rush at Sunday lunchtime and it seems that we have hit our target already, which is fantastic! Thanks a million to everyone who has donated so far, we are going to keep sharing the videos and the crowdfunding over the next week so please do keep it going. THANK YOU for supporting us in a very difficult time for the live music scene.

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    Supporters

    43

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 6, 2020

      £20.00

    • Pam bradley

      Pam bradley

      Jun 4, 2020

      Thankyou for the music

      £20.00

    • Danny Doughty

      Danny Doughty

      Jun 3, 2020

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 3, 2020

    • Ian Dickinson

      Ian Dickinson

      Jun 3, 2020

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jun 1, 2020

      Howdy Maria, Missed it - me decorating, Ros giving the garden a mega make-over. But happy to contribute, both as thanks for all you have done and for what is yet to come.Jim

      £60.00

    • Paul Rogers

      Paul Rogers

      Jun 1, 2020

      Great concert: Yorkshire Americana & Bluegrass Day. Thank you.

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    Maria Wallace

    Maria Wallace

    Huddersfield, UK

    Maria Wallace (True North Music) is a dynamic independent music promoter and booking agent specialising in Americana, bluegrass and folk/roots music. Maria has promoted around 50 concerts in Yorkshire since 2015 and won Yorkshire Gig Guide's Outstanding Promoter Award in 2017.

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