Post-Fire Help for Peter Morrow

$12,107 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 170 people in 2 months
Created May 30, 2018

If you’ve met Peter Morrow, you know him as one of the kindest, nicest, hardest working people in the Twin Cities, always ready to go above and beyond to support others. He has been a key part of the Minneapolis arts community since 2012, when he moved here from Ireland. Since then, he's made his living as a sound designer, composer and teaching artist. You may have caught his work at spaces like Bedlam, New Native Theater, Red Eye Theater Park Square Theater, Guthrie Theater, Open Eye Theater, Intermedia Arts, and Yellow Tree Theater, or playing as a musician under his own name or part of the folk group Bella Yaga


On Sunday night, at 10:30 on May 27th, the old Robert's Shoes building caught on fire on the corner of Chicago and Lake Street. It burned for hours, decimating the Bella Yaga practice space where Peter was storing over $10,000 of crucial equipment. Most of the instruments he lost were brought over from Ireland - several are literally irreplaceable, due to age or uniqueness. The instruments were unfortunately not insured.

The loss of this equipment is a huge blow to Peter’s ability to do sound design and composition work. Please consider giving to support Peter. Let’s help him replace his gear and get him back to making sounds again!


1976 Guild with custom headstock - not directly replaceable
Bass - $600
Spanish Guitar - $500
Fender Telecaster - $1800 + tax
Speakers - $200
Marshall Amp 1974x - $2700 + tax
Bass amp $350
Acoustic Amp, Strawberry Blonde - $325 for second hand, no longer made
Crate Guitar Amp $100
Handmade Pedal Board, materials, cables and suitcase - $150
Whammy pitch shifting pedal - $200
Boss Delay - $170
Jimmy Behan handmade pedal  - $250
Tube Overdrive pedal - $150
Volume pedal - $140
Reverb Pedal - $150
Boss Tuner - $110
Cables, xlr, 1/4" $300
Hercules Mic stand $60
3 Hercules Guitar Stands $150
Violin stand $30
Space heater $25
Xylophone $30

Any excess funds left over after purchasing replacement equipment will be donated to other victims of the fire.
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Dear supporters,
It has been so incredible to witness this outpouring of love for Peter over the last few days. THANK YOU!!!

I wanted to share this message from him:

"Words cannot describe the support and love I have felt in the last week. Thank you all who have given (friends, acquaintances and strangers) and for being part of this wonderful community (local and global) that I am so proud to be a part of. I never imagined we’d raise close to the amount lost, and in less that 4 days we are practically there. It's a little overwhelming.
I will be back on my feet very soon with all the tools to both create and support others creations.

Such big love to you all <3


PS: I will be striving to replace needed items as cheaply as possible and supporting others who were also affected with the additional funds. I'll also be posting links to other fundraisers on my Facebook, if you're able to help others in need. Thank you again!"
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Raised by 170 people in 2 months
Created May 30, 2018
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