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Fully Funded! Amazed, Humbled and Grateful 

We did it - and the 'we' includes so many from all over the globe who made the decision to support and see this project come to fruition.

Thank you! 

As touring musicians who can't just now, this is encouragement, this is connection, and inspite of pandemics and a myriad of struggles, this is hope in action. 

As Kylie applies for Irish naturalisation and we get these musical albums manufactured, know that our hearts are full, humbled and so grateful. We will work to get all the pledge rewards to you as soon as practicable keeping in mind that UK and parts of Europe are again locking down and non-essential services won't be available. Still, most businesses we are using are still on track with our orders, so God willin' and the creek don't rise...

Music is important, the arts are vital. Now as much as ever, and whilst we are unable to stand in front of you and entertain you in a typical way, we hope that Far Away Places and Rev. Sam & The Outcasts will lift your spirits, remind you of things past, and that the best is yet to come.

Love from our patch of green.

Video fun and info during 2nd Lockdown this year. 

Sammy sharing a bit about the recording process in Covid-Lockdown

Hey groovers,

 We are nearly to the half way mark with our crowd funder campaign and we are so grateful to those who have chipped in. Lockdown here in Ireland allows us plenty of time to consider how best to share parts of the process with you and some of the flavours of both albums, one so different to the other. See above and below links which feature music from both Far Away Places and Rev. Sam & The Outcasts.  This 'year of flowing gently' though so different to most for us has not been boring and we hope you like what has been created with some talented musician-friends.

A word from Rev. Sam 

Nearly 30% and a third of the way there.. 

 How are you? 

We are working' it to try and get this crowd fund kicking thing to it's goal. Challenging times to run a campaign and we are relying on our friends and fans as always to want to hear these new offerings in music.  Social media is a help but seems these days to work against the artist struggling to put the word out. 

Far Away Places and Rev. Sam & The Outcasts were born in lockdown. Both conceived in a place of fertile creative need. Both enabled many talented artists to give of themselves and earn some much needed dosh (if somewhat limited given our budget).  These albums are good, they are rich both lyrically, musically and messaged in hope.

We hope you can find a few bob to help us get these into yours and others hands. The best is yet to come, despite pandemics and the ills we see globally... These days shall pass.  On on good people. 

Here's a link to our project, have a look, enjoy the updates, follow our progress.  Thank you xx Kylie&Sammy

Rev.Sam & The Outcasts Recording

Rev. Sam & The Outcasts Recording is kicking! 

We are 5 days into our campaign to get these latest albums made and already nearly 20% funded!  Huge thanks to all who have contributed and we deeply appreciate it. 
We are excited for you all to hear both of these projects - each seriously good records in their own right and with a cast of talent from all over.

We are doing updates on our progress and adding info on the 'how to' of the whole shebang, you can follow along on our  KICKSTARTER page.

Upcoming will be a vid by our talented friend and artist Alexander Buie on his creative process.

Stay tuned, stay safe, please check out the project and feel free to ask questions, we have til Nov 4 to make our goal and we need your help.

Go to: Rev.Sam & The Outcasts Recording, click on 'Back This Project' and see what it's all about.

Thanks for the support.

Peace!

Team Horner

 

 

Starting With a Kick! **New Music from Sammy Horner 

Hey ho and away we go with this project, the creating of which got us through lockdown early in the pandemic this year.  Himself needs to keep his head busy and 2020 has been, well, a huge opportunity.  Thus we bring you our latest crowd-funding venture.  

Two amazing albums, one folk, one rock... Far Away Places and Rev. Sam & The Outcasts. 

Two very different styles from one artist.  From Sammy- " For some years I've been writing material for both of these albums, one delving into the Irish famine and resultant emigration to far away places adding in all of the uncertainty being experienced in the current season, the other a kind of in your face, raw gospel album that doesn't sugar coat or sanitise ideas on good news, justice, mercy and love and delivers a spankin' hard rock edge with all the 'doo-wops' and 'shalalala push-push' backing vocals of my hey day." 

 Collaboration with a gifted group of musicians from Ireland, UK, Germany, USA and Australia via the internet adds to the quality, creativity and experience tenfold. 

We have 30 days from Oct 8th  to make our goal to get the project funded.  Kickstarter is a reputable and safe platform that we are well seasoned in utilizing and we encourage you to have a look at what rewards are on offer for pledging and supporting our endeavour. 

Thanks in advance for having a look at the project and the rewards for pledging and if you can share the news we'd so appreciate it.

Here is the link:  Rev.Sam & The Outcasts Recording 

Finn and the Wild Goose 

We are very happy to announce Sammy's first foray into children's novels is now available for order and download on Amazon in Kindle format where, on Sep 2, it started in the top 20 for children's multicultural, folktales and myths genre. We are stoked and so grateful to all who supported and encouraged himself on the journey to publication.

 It's also available on AMAZON UK for hardcopy orders. For anyone not wanting to wait until they are available in your area ( ie. Australia) our publishers Malcolm Down have conveyed that it is available at the Book Depository.

We have some advance copies available if you would like to purchase a signed copy. Contact us for information.  We hope in the future to have opportunity to sell them on the road- when we ever get back on the road.

Watch this space, here's to 2021 allowing more normal activities for the likes of us troubadours.

Go get a copy and enjoy the adventures.

German/Swiss Tour Cancelled 

Greetings from Wexford...

It is with the acceptance that it's the only choice we have given these days of uncertainty due to Covid 19, we have called it on whether to tour this September. Sad as we are not to be with friends and fans in lovely Switzerland and Germany, we cant avoid the fact that there are too many compelling reasons to not leave Ireland.

All non-essential travel is strongly advised against; there is still a 14 day isolation rule if returning from countries not on the 'green list' and this would apply; singing is even worse than talking as far as droplet spread considerations; multiple contacts in two countries would be a tracking nightmare.... and so on.

Here's to a better year for us muso's, artists and performers in 2021.

Peace and hand gel be with you all and don't forget yer masks.

Author at work! 

As many of you are aware, Mr. Horner is never happier than when creating, indeed lockdown has been a benefit for the Horner camp as writing, recording and general creativity ensued. We are considering a new way to promote Sammy's books and solo musical projects, prolific is the word that comes to mind. Two new albums are largely completed and a Kickstarter is planned to assist in getting these pressed and available to you. Faraway Places and Rev. Sam and The Outcasts (working title at present) promise to entertain.

Meanwhile Finn and The Wild Goose is at the publishers (huge thanks to editor Angela Little Smith and Malcolm Down and Sarah Grace Publishing) and we hope to have physical copies in hand by end of July. More literature is coming as well and we think himself needs another website to better serve his different creative hats. Stay tuned. 

PS. For the streaming types, Breathe produced by Sammy and electronica/techno whizz-kid Tony 'Tonesteppa' Silcock is now available for your listening/dancing pleasure ;)  Also available for download purchase or hard copy order via BANDCAMP

The Sweet Sorrows Live on a screen near you 

 How are you?

This weekend would have seen us in the UK on our annual tour. Instead we are joining friends online (Sunday 7th) for The Doghouse Open Mic Lockdown Session which is based in Balloch, Scotland and where the craic is always mighty.  Our set is scheduled for 6.30pm GMT and we look forward to seeing you there and mingling with beloveds we cant be with. Stay tuned for more news, Mr. Horner (alias Rev. Sam) has been cranking and we are in the process of 2 new albums in our Covid-staycation. Remember #thesedayswillpass  and mind yourselves. 

Peace out.

No June UK tour  

It is with regret and great necessity that we are calling time on our proposed and fully booked June UK tour. We are so very grateful to all of the hosts who had planned concerts in Scotland, England and Wales. The dates were set but never made it onto our SHOWS page for obvious reasons.  Here's to flattening the curve of this virus, staying safe, staying home and staying connected in all of the marvelous ways we can these days. 

We hope to still tour in Switzerland and Germany planned for September but of course its too early to be sure of much just now.

Stay tuned and we will see you all on screens and one day eventually this shall pass and we can be face to face again.

May peace fill your cup as we take opportunity to flow gently and love one another the best way we possibly can for now.

Blessings from our patch of green and may you and yours stay safe and well.

With love,  Kylie and Sammy