Over Hogmanay (New Years) 2011/2012 something wonderful happened. Actor Kevin McKidd organized a shindig to record an album of traditional Scottish folk tunes with a talented mix of friends. But this wasn't just any music session - the album would be quite personal for Kevin.
Inspired by his grandfather, Kevin wanted to capture the music of his homeland and do good in the process. A diverse cast of players and vocalists assembled including local budding musicians, phenomenal singers who’d never recorded their voice, and even jaded folk who thought they’d hung up their mandolins or bodhrán for good. All tracks were recorded 'old school’, as live performances in singular continuous takes.
THE SPEYSIDE SESSIONS album captures the magic and spontaneity of this week forever. All proceeds go to the international charity Save the Children to help children in need around the world. Please buy the album and T-shirt to show your support. The tunes are Scottish so that means everyone will love them!
Outright donations for Save the Children will also be accepted on this page. Once you donate, you will receive an email receipt from FirstGiving. They then send your money directly to the charity. Many thanks -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who might want to donate!
~ Team McKidd
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Donations $10 USD* & over eligible for Thank You Gift
See terms below. To donate in £GBP visit our JustGiving page.*
DONATION AMOUNT* > SPONSOR LEVEL > THANK YOU GIFT
$10-49 > SPEYSIDER > wallpaper (email download)
$50-99 > FIERY GINGER > screensaver (email download)
$100-199 > KILT LOVER > calendar (email download)
$200-299 > BAGPIPE LOVER > Q&A - ask Kevin McKidd three questions via email!
$300-399 > PUB HOPPER > online group chat with Kevin McKidd himself!
$400+ > KING OF SCOTLAND > all gifts (wallpaper, screensaver, calendar, Q&A, online group chat)
*If donating in £GBP use conversion rate of 1.00 USD = 0.635 GBP.
Rate based on May/June 2012 historical tables at www.xe.com.
THANK YOU GIFT TERMS
Donations made June 15 - August 31, 2012 are eligible.
Donations must be made via the KevinMcKiddOnline.com FirstGiving or JustGiving page for Speyside Sessions. Cumulative donation must be equal or greater than $10 USD.
Donor MUST provide a working email address when filling out donation form. DO NOT CHECK the box that says "Hide my email address from the page owner" when making your donation. DO NOT CHECK the "ticket or product" box for UK "Gift Aid".
Thank You Gifts that are email downloads will be emailed to donor September 1-15, 2012. For donors receiving the Q&A or online group chat as a gift, KevinMcKiddOnline.com will email within this time period to make initial arrangements.
Q&A THANK YOU GIFTS: Donor may ask Kevin McKidd three questions in writing. Questions & answers will be coordinated and relayed between parties via email to KevinMcKiddOnline.com. Questions subject to approval by Kevin McKidd.
ONLINE GROUP CHAT THANK YOU GIFTS: Specific date and time for chat to be determined by Kevin McKidd and his schedule. Donor is solely responsible for having all necessary software and any and all other means to participate in chat. Chat is subject to moderation by KevinMcKiddOnline.com.
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