St. John's-- here I come!



Monday, July 27 in Calgary

Words from Alberta everybody! It's a couple hours layover here, before the night flight to St. John's. What a whirlwind it was, in the lead-up to my last day on the coast!
I can hardly believe that I managed to do most everything I needed to do, and see most everyone that I wanted to see, although I will surely remember something that got forgotten once I am on the other side of the country(!!)...

Last night before I left, was the third of three super-special hometown living room shows, that featured an opening set from the Whiskey Nobles! The vibes in the room, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, were so warm and friendly that I was just in heaven. Many of the people who came had never been to a house concert before, and I can say with confidence that these nights were unforgettable for everyone.

Time to go and find some food before shuttling on to the next flight-- holy COW this is really happening!! Only 7.5 more hours until Adrian and Jess pick me up from the airport in Newfoundland, and I wander into St. John's to get my first good impressions. Here we go my friends!


 

Is it time to fly yet??

Wednesday, July 15 in the West End

Here's wishing you a BEAUTIFUL day my friend! I'm back and walking it off in the big city, pacing out the moments one after the other in these last 12 little days of Van time.
How on earth to fit all my favourite hometown things into this tiny stretch?! 


Well, time IS elastic isn't it-- one minute you can hear the tick of the clock in the still and quiet, and the next minute it wants to explode out from under your skin. 

SO IT IS-- with the dawn of this exciting Newfoundland adventure so close at hand!! At the same time as I've been personally reaching out to contributors to give thanks, writing songs, being present in final visits with friends, packing my suitcase and my moving bins (and going to my last dental appointment this afternoon-- Youch!), my wonderful homegrown Newfoundlander friends Andrea, Adrian and Geraldine have been stirring up great options on The Rock for accommodations, musician connections, designers and photographers and more.

Meanwhile, I've spoken with salt-of-the-earth people at the Long & McQuade music store in St. John's, and at the t-shirt/hoodie print shop; it feels GREAT to include as much Newfoundland talent and skill as possible into our album! 

So there is a burst of activity going on as we rush forward towards the flight on the 27th... watch this page for pictures and stories as we roll!! So many exciting things to come, and it's all because YOU are making it happen.  

Yours truly, Morgan


 


Off we go... to Newfoundland!!

Friday July 3, 2015 in North Vancouver

It has been an unbelievable ride. In the 47 short days of our campaign on IndieGoGo, we have blown past our goal to land at 149% funded!!

This means all kinds of good things for my new album, and for the entire Newfoundland project; this means that the music can take place in a relaxed frame. It means that I can afford to give some money to the musicians... it means that I can hire a great photographer, and make a full-colour album booklet.

It means that a strong bunch of people who enjoy my music, have come together to help me make more of it.

It will be days before it all sinks in... in the meantime, THANK YOU to all who supported our campaign, to the IndieGoGo MF Inner Circle team who broadcast our efforts to the world, to all who enjoy my songs but were not able to support, and to all who patiently endured my frequent emails and posts.

The next countdown-- because there's always a countdown!--  is at 24 days until my flight to The Rock!! My writing book will be out from the moment we leave the ground in Abbotsford. What an amazing time to create.

More updates as they happen, in this amazing MF summer!!

All the best from the coast, and thank you for helping this exciting new album come true,

from Morgan
 

20 Hours Left!



Greetings my friends!

The *final 20 hours* have arrived for our Newfoundland Morgan Finlay album campaign, and I want to invite you one last time to come on up and find a way to be involved in our thrilling 'album on The Rock'!

There are 20 hours left to find your name in the beautiful album booklet, stuffed with gorgeous pictures of Newfoundland, lyrics and more, that will document forever the Finlay experience writing songs on the edge of the world.
Please come and join us!

It has been QUITE a night over here in Vancouver, deep in the Pacific Time Zone, as the IndieGoGo Newfoundland campaign comes to a close. What a journey.

...and I have to say, as we turn the page on the calendar to look at July 1st and celebrate Canada Day... it is the perfect day to be thinking (constantly) about exploring the brave borders of my beloved homeland.
I'm feeling big bright skies.... warm and open people... and constant musical flow!!

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE who has pushed us, supported me, to where I can afford to go on this unbelievable mission. I am going to make you proud.

Much love and gratitude and hope to play for you again soon!!

liebe gruss from Morgan

 

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Morgan Finlay's brand new album sees a country vibe cross with his already very personal folk style, resulting in his most uplifting release to date.
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  • The boats are comin in; the instruments are comin out. New Harbour. #ilovenewfoundland #gratitude #newfoundland #morganfinlay #mfnewfoundland #farbeyondwords
    The boats are comin in; the instruments are comin out. New Harbour. #ilovenewfoundland #gratitude #newfoundland #morganfinlay #mfnewfoundland #farbeyondwords
  • Hot mid-day sun sits over YXX as the ticking clock fades abruptly from the middle of my forehead... (whew). After all this tearing around I am suddenly... just wiped! All that's left to do is security, and then it's off to Calgary, and St. John's. A fresh WestJet pint over Medicine Hat should send this cowboy stee-raight to sleep (sorry Hudson's Bay, maybe next time?)... After wrapping three crushingly lovely house concerts in a row the last three nights (XO @rosearianna and Sandy!), I tell you I am swimming in rushes of love and human connection. Thank you everybody. Today, you power me over the Rockies and out there. @rosearianna #mfnewfoundland #morganfinlay #newfoundland #yxx #abbotsford #riseandtravel #notimelikethepresent #gratitude
    Hot mid-day sun sits over YXX as the ticking clock fades abruptly from the middle of my forehead... (whew). After all this tearing around I am suddenly... just wiped! All that's left to do is security, and then it's off to Calgary, and St. John's. A fresh WestJet pint over Medicine Hat should send this cowboy stee-raight to sleep (sorry Hudson's Bay, maybe next time?)... After wrapping three crushingly lovely house concerts in a row the last three nights (XO @rosearianna and Sandy!), I tell you I am swimming in rushes of love and human connection. Thank you everybody. Today, you power me over the Rockies and out there. @rosearianna #mfnewfoundland #morganfinlay #newfoundland #yxx #abbotsford #riseandtravel #notimelikethepresent #gratitude
  • Somehow the five sails have always been in the corner of my eye. Van-icons. Soon we sail again my beauties. #vancouver #canadaplace #mint #mfnewfoundland #morganfinlay
    Somehow the five sails have always been in the corner of my eye. Van-icons. Soon we sail again my beauties. #vancouver #canadaplace #mint #mfnewfoundland #morganfinlay
  • Large Vancity summer moments! Observe the friendly Main Street Pilsner, in its natural state. #mainstreetbeer #mfnewfoundland #morganfinlay #vancouver #homesweethome
    Large Vancity summer moments! Observe the friendly Main Street Pilsner, in its natural state. #mainstreetbeer #mfnewfoundland #morganfinlay #vancouver #homesweethome
  • Striking up a fine Saturday with a classic Bri chill! A memorable relax at Lonsdale Quay. #ilovevancouver #northvancouver #morganfinlay #lonsdalequay #everybodysworkingfortheweekend
    Striking up a fine Saturday with a classic Bri chill! A memorable relax at Lonsdale Quay. #ilovevancouver #northvancouver #morganfinlay #lonsdalequay #everybodysworkingfortheweekend
  • Vancouver has so many pretty corners. Laurel. #ilovevancouver #morganfinlay #mfnewfoundland
    Vancouver has so many pretty corners. Laurel. #ilovevancouver #morganfinlay #mfnewfoundland
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