Morgan Toney is a twenty-one year old Mi'kmaq Individual originally from We'koma'q First Nation.
Growing up in We'koma'q, Morgan had not found his love for Music until his late Uncle Fabian showed him a DVD of Phil Collins' Farewell Tour. From the age of Seven, he watched that DVD everyday until he reached the double digits of age Ten. This is where Morgan's Journey into Music begun.
When Morgan turned Eleven, he received his first drum kit. Every day after school he would pick up the sticks and play for an hour or two. In 2015, Morgan's Uncle Bart was listening to CBC and heard of Sean Dalton who at the time finished his run with the well-known Canadian Rock Band "The Trews" and was returning home to Antigonish, Nova Scotia to give drum lessons. Morgan was one of the first students in what is now "Dalton's Drum Academy". His love for Music expanded and he was now being introduced to different genres like Jazz & Funk.
After he graduated at Wagmatcookewey School, he decided that he wanted to take Music courses at a University. He attended classes at St.Fx before finding his home at the traditional Music Program at Cape Breton University. Stan Chapman was the fiddle instructor for Morgan's first year at the university, followed by Kyle MacNeil for the second year. On the side, Morgan also took fiddle lessons by Michael Hall, Margie Beaton, and Rosie Mackenzie - all of whom helped Morgan find his sound.
"From lessons, I have built myself a foundation. Now I have a Beautiful Home"
Morgan seemed to appear out of nowhere when he performed at the Celtic Colours Festival in 2020, playing alongside Ashley MacIsaac. With his debut album finished, the sky is the limit for this young Mi'kmaq Fiddler.
Ashley MacIssac also performed on Msit No'kmaq, which is a song that Morgan co-written with his Producer Keith Mullins.
Morgan is now a Music Ambassador for the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund and an artist under Ishkode Records.