‘NI Unplugged’ is a charity compilation album of over 50 Northern Ireland based artists that has been created during the lock down to raise money for Help Musicians NI, who are an independent charity dedicated to supporting local music. The creator and manager of the project Caitlin Palmer spoke to The Jumble Magazine about the album:
‘NI Unplugged‘ is a digital compilation of 50+ N.I. artists that has been created during the UK lock down. It features bands and solo musicians that would be currently active in Northern Ireland, playing acoustic versions of their own original songs. Some of the acts included are Brand New Friend, Sister Ghost, Gender Chores, and Wynona Bleach, to name a few.
- Every penny raised from purchases will be donated to Help Musicians NI
- The album features songs across various genres and also made by musicians from a range of ages
- It has been created following the UK health and safety guidelines for social distancing. Whether one member with a single acoustic guitar or a full band with the means to record remotely from their homes.
- From the initial idea to the album’s release has taken less than 4 weeks.
- Rocky O’Reilly at Start Together Studios Belfast kindly donated his time to master the compilation.