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MacAulay's 03:29
Moonshiner 04:59
Kilmarnock 03:35
Money Musk 03:20


The Birds' Flight is the culmination of several years' worth of collaboration between Tim Cummings (pipes), Pete Sutherland (fiddle, song), and Brad Kolodner (banjo). Traditional and otherwise familiar Scottish pipe tunes were handpicked and re-imagined to become compelling, authentic-sounding Old-Time/Appalachian-style hoedowns and waltzes. ...Or perhaps that's not at all what happened, and these are in fact genuinely traditional Old-Time tunes that, like much of the established repertoire, naturally possess Scottish DNA, but are only just now resurfacing after more than a century of dormancy. The truth is sometimes murky; but the tunes, songs, and performances featured in this collection are anything but!

The Birds' Flight was the featured album on NPR's 'Thistle & Shamrock' (Dec. 2021), and has also been highlighted on BBC Radio Scotland's 'Pipeline'.


released July 31, 2021

• Produced by Tim Cummings, Pete Sutherland, Brad Kolodner & Jeremy Mendicino
• Recorded by Jeremy Mendicino at Lane Gibson Studios (Charlotte, VT: March - November 2020) and Brad Kolodner at Tater Patch Studios (Baltimore, MD: January 2021)
• Edited & mixed by Jeremy Mendicino at Lane Gibson Studios
• Mastered by Grey Larsen at Grey Larsen Mastering (Bloomington, IN)
• Painting © John M. Bell
• Album design by Dana Dwinell-Yardley

Made in the U.S.A.

The instruments used in this recording include smallpipe and Border pipe components made by Nate Banton, Will Woodson, Hamish Moore, and Nigel Richard; a Kevin Enoch Dobson banjo and Pete Ross gourd banjo; and a Rudoulf Doetsch fiddle.

For more information please visit TheBirdsFlight.com

All tracks copyright © ℗ 2021 Birchen Music & Publishing, BMI / Epact Music, BMI. All rights reserved. Unauthorized duplication is a violation of applicable laws.


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Timothy Cummings Burlington, Vermont

Timothy Cummings is a Vermont-based composer and multi-instrumentalist (chiefly a piper) who enjoys an uncommonly diverse repertoire. His music spans from the contemporary and sacred to the traditional melodies of the British Isles, Appalachia, Cape Breton, Brittany, and beyond. He is also a recording artist, writer, and publisher of piping music. ... more

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