- The Secrets of Plymouth Rock by Diane L. Finn
- From 1620 to 2020: A look back at the Mayflower landing.
- Plymouth Massachusetts 1620-2020
- About 2020 | Mayflower Heritage and History
- A Fresh Take on the Mayflower’s History
- Plans for the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower
- The Mayflower Sets Sail
- The 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims journey
- Mayflower 400 and Beyond 1620-2020
- America’s Museum of Pilgrims Possessions
- The 400th Anniversary of the Landing of the Pilgrims
Plymouth’s newspaper the Old Colony Memorial released an article today about the book and CD. You can read the article by clicking here.
Thank you to David Kindy for having an interest in The Secrets of Plymouth Rock and taking the time to talk to me, Diane Finn and Taylor Nardone.
On Saturday, 5/5/19 and Saturday, 5/11/19 twenty-eight 4th and 5th grade students from 6 Plymouth area elementary schools (Cold Spring Elementary School, Nathaniel Morton Elementary School, West Elementary School, South Elementary School, Federal Furnace Elementary School and Hedge Elementary School) sang all 12 songs in the Funk Lab recording studio owned by actor Johnny Drama Alves of A&E’s Wahlburgers. Listen to the songs.
Four months have passed and I am pleased to say that we are in the final stages of mastering the music. What started in March of 2017 as an idea is about to become a reality. To fully understand why I wrote the songs you need to read the “The Secrets of Plymouth Rock”. When you purchase the book:
1. Look for the song titles within the book.
2. When you come across a song title, play the song.
3. Allow the voices of Plymouth’s children to be your escort through the story.
The other day someone said to me, “What you’re doing is very special. It’s like a gift to the Town of Plymouth.” I said, “Yeah, I guess you’re right.” With 2020 right around the corner there’s no better time than now to “experience” the book and songs. You won’t believe how much better you feel after sharing it with your child, grandchild or classroom.
Designing the album cover? Now that’s something completely different. Lucky for me I have a talented Illustrator, Erin Finn Zell helping me out. She created the illustrations for “The Secrets of Plymouth Rock” storybook the songs are based on.
My team of orchestrators came by Cybersound Studios on July 10, 2019 to sprinkle some love on today’s “The Secrets of Plymouth Rock” session. They are L-R: Sowon Lim, Jacob Kang and Steven (Joongwon) Hwang.
I’d like to introduce you to the orchestrators behind 6 of the songs. Their names are Steven (Joongwon) Hwang, Sowon Lim and Jacob Kang. They are also seniors at Berklee College of Music. These 3 young orchestrators took my songs to another level. It was like they was inside of my head. As a team they followed the psychology behind the music and lyrics flawlessly on Secrets to Tell, Fine Day, Mr. Seagull, A Speck in the Distance, Sights and Sounds of the Sea, and New and Wonderful Home. It was such a joy to work with them on this project and I look forward to working with them again.
I feel so blessed to have found Steven (Joongwon) because he is the one that put this amazing team of fine musicians and writers together for me. They took my songs to a whole new level with their talents. Thank you so much Joongwon, Sowon and Jacob!