Well, we're not far off now. Last week I did a big push out to all my connections on LinkedIn, and a lot of people were very generous and gave the campaign a big boost, carrying it over the 80% mark. It really feels like we're getting some momentum now. I'm almost getting demob happy!
I wanted to post something suitable to celebrate, and I thought this video of Stephen and Hannah O'Driscoll playing one of their songs at a birthday party I went to a couple of weeks back would be just the thing.
Stephen and Hannah played at the Midland Benefit gig (there's a shorter clip of them playing in the blog post I wrote about that night). They've really got the most extraordinary sound, it sends tingles down my spine. I think I'm going to ask them to play at the Midland launch party, when it eventually happens.
In the meantime you can enjoy this tune, written by Stephen about his Irish grandfather (Hannah's great-grandfather), who moved from Ireland to Poplar, and who loved to moan about things changing.
Sharing is caring, so do share it with anyone you think might want to pre-order a copy of Midland. I'm planning on closing the funding drive at the end of August and paying off any outstanding amount myself so that we can get the book into the publication schedule for early next year. So if you or anyone you know is thinking of pledging or upgrading a pledge, now's the time to do it!
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