Thursday, November 29, 2012

New Irish Reward Perks & Donation Levels Reduced!

With only 13 days left The Wild Geese have lowered the donation levels for some of our Irish Reward Perk Bundles so that more supporters can participate in our Indiegogo Crowd Funding Campaign.  If you love Irish History, Heritage and Culture you will love all our Irish Reward Perks!

TO CONTRIBUTE & CLAIM YOUR IRISH REWARD PERKS or get updates as to the Campaign and cheer us on please go to our Indiegogo Crowd Funding Campaign home page.  Please let us know if your Reward Perk will be a gift (especially if for Christmas) or for your business or organization.  Most Rewards include a pack of Shamrock Seeds from

Your contributions to our campaign not only support the expansion of but also help to promote our amazing Irish Heritage Partners and their Reward Perks Include:

$  10 Contribution Level:  BE HISTORIC and become part of TheWildGeese nominating process and put forward three historic Irish figures you feel worthy for the inaugural class of The Wild Geese Hall of Fame, coming in The (New) WildGeese. Plus, your photo along with that of an Irish ancestor in the WG Mosaic gracing the new site.

$  25 Contribution Level:  Choose your own Wild Geese Gold Plated Brooch or Tie Tack

$  50 Contribution Level:  IRISH MUSIC & MORE

Your choice of 3 CDs of Irish Music from Derek Warfield and The Young Wolfe Tones, Fiddler Marie Reilly, Black 47, Cherish the Ladies, Ashley Davis, 

Belfast-based Gaelic singer Grainne Holland, 

A “Roses From the Heart” compilation, and recording artist Jed Marum.



Black 47-co-founder Chris Byrne's grandfather, left the village of Dunkineely in southwest Donegal and settled in South Brooklyn, a decidedly multi-ethnic enclave in New York City. Harry Harkin, Andrew's father, left the town of Killybegs three miles up the road from Dunkineely, and a generation later he too settled in South Brooklyn. Andrew and Chris have been playing music three or four nights a week for the last few years, mostly in Rocky Sullivan's of Red Hook in, you guessed it, South Brooklyn.

Sephira are Irish sisters Joyce and Ruth O'Leary, who have joined forces to create a stunningly original sound.   “When you experience Sephira, you are instantly reminded that these girls are not delicate dainty creatures, they are two very talented and powerful women with fire in their souls”.  Their story has ultimately molded what they have become.  "Starlight" features nine all-time Christmas favorites sprinkled with the imagination of Sephira and also one self-penned track, "Beneath a Thousand Stars".

Claim your IRISH MUSIC HERITAGE PARTNER 3 CD choices at the $50 level. Go go Indiegogo Crowd Funding Campaign

$  60 Contribution Level:  IRISH IN AMERICA A year's subscription to the popular Irish in America Magazine and the new 58-page catalog from the just launched Ireland's Great Hunger Museum.

$  75 Contribution Level:  RECALLING THE IRISH FOLKWAYS A copy of Turtle Bunbury's "Vanishing Ireland" and Joe McGowan's "Bitter Wind"  

$ 125 Contribution Level:  BECOME OFFICIAL The Certificate of Irish Heritage, from the Government of Ireland, provides official recognition to people of Irish ancestry across the world + Tie Tack or Brooch + Your photo in the WG Mosaic on new site

$ 200 Contribution Level:  THE LONGEST MARCH AND GAA JERSEY Quinnipiac University Press' epic “Celebrating 250 Years of the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade” and Father Sean McManus book, "My American Struggle for Justice in Northern Ireland” + The GAA Store football jersey (any county) + Your photo in the WG Mosaic on new site

$ 300 Contribution Level:  UNCOVERING YOUR IRISH ANCESTRY A genealogy assessment from Irish-based genealogy consultants Helen Kelly or Nicola Morris + "1916 Seachtar Na Casca," a 7-episode, 4-DVD set about the 7 signatories of Ireland's Declaration of Independence, from Abu Media + a historical DVD from Irish Music Mail + your photo, and your Irish ancestors', in the WG mosaic. For more information please go to  Irish Family History Genealogy Assessment and read our interview with Helen and Nicola

$ 500 Contribution Level:  RINCE CEOL & YOUR OWN SEANCHAI A full Scholarship to Catskills Irish Arts Week in July 2013. Learn the basics or enhance dance and music skills with an Irish village vibe. Includes admission to lectures, ‘superstar’ concerts and daily ceilithe* PLUS a Command performance at YOUR venue by Jim Hawkins, Irish Storyteller extraordinaire* + A pair of WG drinking glasses + A pack of shamrock seeds from + 3 nods for The Wild Geese Hall of Fame + Your pic and that of a particularly beloved Irish ancestor in our mosaic. ONLY 2 AVAILABLE for more information please go to  Rince Ceol + Your Own Seanchaí.

$ 750 Contribution Level:  KNOW THY ANCESTOR'S PLACE Get the lowdown on your ancestor’s townland with a CUSTOM PRESTIGE CHART MAP from the crew at Cork-based KNOW THY PLACE.   PLUS A sketch of your ancestor by artist (our own version of Jack Yeats) Maryann Tracy

"Next Parish, America"

and a print (24”x33”) of legendary landscape artist Edmund Sullivan’s “Next Parish, America” + WG women’s or men’s hoodie + A pack of shamrock seeds from + 3 nods for The Wild Geese Hall of Fame + Your pic and that of a particularly beloved Irish ancestor in our mosaic.  ONLY 2 AVAILABLE for more information please go to Custom Archaeologist Chart of your Irish Ancestor's Homeland.

$1000 Contribution Level:  BECOME A FOUNDING FUNDER!  Inclusion in Founding Funders sketch. Be part of the Wild Geese forever. (Receive a framed print. One lucky funder will receive the original!) by graphic artist John A. Walsh For more information please go to Irish-American Graphic Artist.

Plus a “Next Parish, America” print (24”x33”) by artist Edmund Sullivan and a 1916 Easter Proclamation print, courtesy of An Lar TV   Irish Community TV a link to home for many Irish people living all over the world.  

An Lár TV is an internet TV channel for the Irish Diaspora as well as local communities in Ireland, and it’s a great way for everyone to keep in touch with what’s going on in every part of the country.

Plus  Arthur S. Mattson’s illustrated hardcover "Water and Ice" + WG baseball cap + WG brooch/tie tack + Pack of shamrock seeds + 3 nods for The Wild Geese Hall of Fame + Your pic and a beloved Irish ancestor in our mosaic on the NEW WILD GEESE WEBSITE.


March With The Civil War Irish Brigade in New York’s 252nd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, to the cheers of more than a million spectators along the 35-block route, in the ranks, in your own new uniform, under arms.  For more information on this fantastic Irish Reward Perk (just reduced from $3000) Please go to  For more information please go to March with the Irish Brigade in NY in St. Pat's Parade.  
Courtesy of Company A, Colorado Division

Plus inclusion in Funding Fathers sketch a Wild Geese golf shirt, a  "Next Parish, America" limited edition print, a print of the  Easter Proclamation, a WG brooch / tie tack, a pack of shamrock seeds from, 3 nods for The Wild Geese Hall of Fame and  your pic and that of a beloved Irish ancestor in our mosaic.  

Support and our Irish Heritage Partners by Contributing, Commenting and Sharing  and for everyone who has contributed so farwe say Go raibh mile maith agaibh! 

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