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Here's a photo of Larry Kirwan and myself with Pete Seeger, back in the day. Shortly before he passed away, I played with him again and he signed this photo. A limited number of prints of the signed photo are available as exclusives in the Pledge campaign.
We were in Ireland on tour with my old band The Major Thinkers, rushing along O’Connell Street with Larry Kirwan, Peter Collins and Hammy (Thomas Hamlin) the drummer. Hammy fell behind for a moment as we dodged our way through the luncheon traffic, then he came running up to tell us with great amusement that a fella had hit him up for some money, he had told him that he was in a hurry, to which the man quickly replied “I’ll be quick!” (Hammy does an hilarious Irish accent). We giggled our way along to our destiny.

So I’ll be quick too as I hit you up to support my next album. And also as I tell you that I have one more show in Ireland, in my hometown of Wexford on June 5th (details HERE), where all the stories began. They will ring through extra well there, believe me. If you choose to give me a hand with this campaign, which will allow me to make a new album, you should know that it’s risk-free. You get your money back if it doesn’t reach the target (but it’s at 60% so I'm hopeful we will get there). However, the album won’t get made unless we reach the target. The old business model of a Record Company doing all this doesn’t exist for me anymore. The Pledge site is completely secure I promise you, that’s why I am doing this with them. 

We did get off to a flying start, but it’s slowing down a little of late. So if you have been moving at 3 Minute World (leisurely) pace, perhaps I can encourage you to be a little quicker, like that man on O’Connell Street back then in 1984.

I love you with the precision of George Orwell’s prediction.

Pierce xxx

PS: Click on the link below for my cover version of a Madonna classic. My new album might give further clues as to the extent of Madonna's influence on my work - or it might not! You'll only find the answer if you support the album :-)
Pierce Turner covers Borderline by Madonna
My cover of Madonna's classic "Borderline"
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