I'm 4000 feet up in the Swiss Alps, at a chamber music festival in the beautiful village of Ernen. So perhaps it's due to the elevation that I'm feeling a little faint? Because light-headed I certainly am.
My Fundit campaign for Music of Ireland Vol I: The Kingdom of Ireland 1500-1600 finished 35 minutes ago. In the final 12 hours of its six-week run, it went from 75% of the goal to 101%, with the final 10% in the last hour or so. Talk about nerve-wracking!
I owe an enormous debt of gratitude to the 133 funders who made this all come to pass: I cannot thank you enough for the generosity of your contributions and for the huge support structure that you put in place to get the project from start to finish. I'm utterly bowled over and very humbled.
This recording is the first of its kind. It couldn't happen without you. It's now happening because of you. I hope, when you hear it, that it will make you proud that you are part of it.
THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH.