I hope you’ll take a moment to experience and savor the enchanting ‘Birds’ Flight’ stop-motion video, crafted by the wonderfully imaginative Myles David Jewell, and dedicated to our dear friend and ally, Pete Sutherland, who made his final flight home on Nov. 30, 2022. This beautifully-symbolic video is packed with many subtle and charmingly quirky details, rewarding viewers with multiple replays.
Author: Tim Cummings
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-styled 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!
You can learn more about our project at TheBirdsFlight.com, and find physical and/or digital versions via
Tim is now on Patreon
Tim, operating through Birchen Music & Publishing, has begun a Patreon venture as a means of generating and sharing more new music for the pipes. Through this platform, he is offering exclusive and early-release audio recordings, sheet music, and extensive background commentary to subscribers who may choose from a variety of pricing levels. For more information or to subscribe, please go to https://www.patreon.com/birchenmusic
Triton (McLane, Cummings & Kehler) – new offerings on Bandcamp
Alex Kehler, Jeremiah McLane, and Tim —who comprise the trio Triton— have five audio tracks and some accompanying sheet music now available on Bandcamp: https://triton3.bandcamp.com/
Triton (McLane, Cummings & Kehler) new music video
Alex Kehler, Jeremiah McLane, and Tim —who, together comprise the trio Triton— have collaborated with filmmaker Mary Wesley to produce their first official music video:
On This Day Earth Shall Ring — a new collection for pipes
On This Day Earth Shall Ring, a collection of 115 ancient and traditional carols arranged for Scottish bagpipes has just been released! For more information, audio samples, and to pre-order your copy, please visit the Birchen Music website.
Wheezer & Squeezer (McLane & Cummings) new music video
Jeremiah McLane and Tim have collaborated with filmmaker Finn Yarbrough to produce the first official music video for their duo. They’re excited to share the novel result!
Wheezer & Squeezer (McLane & Cummings) Spring Tour 2017: Vermont to Virginia
Tim will be on tour with Jeremiah McLane —performing as the duo, ‘Wheezer & Squeezer’— during the second half of March 2017. For full details about the tour, please visit their duo website: wheezerandsqueezer.com