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The Piper in the Holler

Tunes from Appalachia

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(Audio samples further below)

  • A one-of-a-kind album of American piping: traditional Appalachian selections performed on Scottish-style bagpipes (with a slight drawl)
  • With Timothy Cummings on Scottish smallpipes, Border pipes, Highland pipes, and whistles
  • Backed by Pete Sutherland (clawhammer banjo, guitar, song, fiddle) and Caleb Elder (fiddle, viola)
  • Special guests Sandy Silva (hambone, clogging), Hollis Easter (song), Don Pedi (mountain dulcimer), Joseph Campanella Cleary (mandolin), Neil Rossi (guitar), and Michael Santosusso (upright bass)
  • In an effort to preserve a more authentic feel, a majority of the album was recorded 'live' onto 2" tape, with the musicians playing together in an open, reconstructed barn situated on a hilltop amidst the Green Mountains
  • Album notes include source and background information on the music
  • Most selections can be found printed in An Appalachian Collection
  • Twelve tracks, totaling 44 minutes of music
  • Available on CD, mp3 download (via Bandcamp, CD Baby, iTunes, and Amazon), and also vinyl (12", 33rpm) for those who enjoy the ritual of listening to vinyl, and the smoother, more inviting, more vintage quality of sound
  • Vinyl record purchase includes a free digital download option
  • Listen to sample tracks below (and please note the digital downloads, and especially CD and vinyl will provide much better sound quality):

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