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A Little History
Liturgical Folk is a new work of the Anglican Mission in America, reimagining the hymnal for a new generation of ecumenical worship. Liturgical Folk, Vols. 1 & 2 were released on February 1, 2017 with the financial help of the AMiA and over seventy-five contributors!
Phase I, which began in July 2016, included a successful grassroots fundraising campaign ($30K), the recording and release of Vols. 1 & 2, and three mini-tours. Through touring, effective use of social media, and a year and a half of organic word-spread, tens of thousands of folks around the nation and the world have been introduced to Liturgical Folk. Praise the Lord! At this time of critical momentum the Spirit is calling forth Phase II.
Amidst all of the work wrought in Phase I Ryan Flanigan has continued writing dozens of songs with Fr. Nelson Koscheski and several other songwriters. On July 6-13, 2018 Melissa and Ryan Flanigan recorded Liturgical Folk Vols. 3 & 4 in Charlottesville, VA with esteemed music producer Isaac Wardell. Both albums are currently in post-production.
Vol. 3 is called Crumbs and is a sequel to Vol. 1, Table Settings. It consists of several more liturgical settings from the Book of Common Prayer as well as some more standardly structured choruses with missional and reconciliatory themes. Ryan, Melissa, and their kids sing on Vol. 3, which will be released, Lord willing, November 1, 2018.
Vol. 4 is called There Silence Was and consists of ten new Lenten hymns co-written by Fr. Nelson Koscheski, Ryan Flanigan, and four other writers. Liz Vice, Sandra McCracken, Josh Garrels, and Lauren Goans (Lowland Hum) lend their beautiful voices to this record. Vol. 4 will be released February 1, 2019, by God's help.
The cost of Vols. 1 & 2 was $40,000. Vols. 3 & 4 will cost $50,000.
How You Can Help...
Like Phase I, the church is the primary place to seek help funding Phase II. Investing in the ministry of Liturgical Folk is a patron’s opportunity to help the church once again become a credible artistic witness to God’s beautiful presence in the world. (click here to donate)
The financial goal for Phase II is to raise $80,000.
$50,000 will cover the cost of recording and releasing Vols. 3 & 4.
$18,000 will eliminate our existing deficit from Phase I.
$12,000 will be set aside in reserve for future tours and other Phase II ministry-related expenses.
We are praying specifically for:
3 donations of $10,000-25,000,
15 donations of $2,000-5,000, and
100 donations of $50-1000.
UPDATE: As of October 1, 2018 we have raised $53,235 with the help of 89 donors.
To find out more about Liturgical Folk, or to hand deliver a check, email Ryan Flanigan. Ryan is available for coffee meetings and lunches and would love to share more of the vision.
Those who catch the vision of Liturgical Folk will be convinced this project is a worthwhile investment with powerful Kingdom potential.
Donate With A Check
The Anglican Mission has set up a TAX DEDUCTIBLE fund. You can make a donation online, or make a check out to “AMiA” with “Liturgical Folk” in the memo line. Mail to AMiA: 2733 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX 75219. All contributors will receive pre-release copies, and donations exceeding $10K will receive a private house show, if desired.