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1916 in Dublin and New York, a graphic novel
$10,405 raised
33% of $32k goal
38 contributors
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I'm Susan McKeown, a musician and also the executive director of Cuala (Kool-ah) Foundation. Our organization was founded in 2016 to create innovative projects to engage people in the US and Ireland with history and culture. We launched with CualaNYC (www.cuala.nyc), a six week festival with 25 events in 4 of New York's boroughs that commemorated New York and Ireland's shared history of the 1916 Rising and celebrated New York Irish connections. We have been invited to other locations for 2017.

'New York Rising' is a beautifully illustrated graphic novel that tells stories of that remarkable but largely untold history of New York and Ireland's shared history of the 1916 Rising. The graphic novel tells stories of Irish women immigrants, of Connolly's time in New York, and how people such as Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, Marcus Garvey, Cyril Briggs, and poets Joyce Kilmer and Claude McKay were inspired by The Rising and its leaders to organize, write and to make their voices heard in creative ways.

'New York Rising' was written by Grammy-winning Irish artist Susan McKeown in collaboration with The Nerve Centre in Derry, Ireland.

In partnership with Professor Pat Dolan, UNESCO Ireland Chair of Children, Youth and Civic Engagement,' New York Rising' will be the focus of a Cuala Foundation collaborative research project between youth groups in Ireland and the U.S. in 2017.

Please support the production costs of this exciting project to engage youth with stories of the past and invite their creative engagement today.

Thank you.

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$25 USD
Music package
  • 12 claimed
$25 Your choice of Susan McKeown albums A Winter Talisman, Prophecy or Belong, available in CD or mp3 format, and a shout out on our website.
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$50 USD
Historical Sheet Music Package
  • 6 ordered
Your choice of Susan McKeown albums A Winter Talisman, Prophecy or Belong, available in CD or mp3 format, plus a copy of the sheet music cover from Hoist the Flag by Angela Ryan (née Clarke) signed by her great-granddaughter Susan McKeown.
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$75 USD
Hoist the Flag Recording Package
  • 2 ordered
Your choice of Susan McKeown albums A Winter Talisman, Prophecy or Belong, available in CD or mp3 format, plus a recording of the song Hoist the Flag made by Susan McKeown exclusively for donors to this campaign.
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$100 USD
Print New York Rising package
  • 6 claimed
Your choice of Susan McKeown albums A Winter Talisman, Prophecy or Belong, available in CD or mp3 format, plus a print copy of New York Rising with your name in the acknowledgements.
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$400 USD
Tea with Susan
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Tea with Susan and a historic tour/stroll around New York or Dublin.
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$2,500 USD
Group presentation package
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Your choice of Susan McKeown albums A Winter Talisman, Prophecy or Belong, available in CD or mp3 format, plus 40 print copies of New York Rising plus a 40 minute presentation with Susan McKeown on the story of New York Rising, to be presented in New York or in Dublin or via Skype in spring 2017.
(Travel to other cities to give a presentation with music is possible: contact us to discuss.)
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$5,000 USD
New York Rising Co-Publisher package
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Your choice of Susan McKeown albums A Winter Talisman, Prophecy or Belong, available in CD or mp3 format, plus your name listed on the cover of New York Rising graphic novel as co-publisher.
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