A years-long collaboration between Timothy Cummings (pipes), Pete Sutherland (fiddle, song), and Brad Kolodner (banjo) has resulted in an exciting sequel to the groundbreaking Piper in the Holler album. …Only there’s a twist: the featured repertoire is intensely focused on Scottish pipe tunes that, at one point in time or another, have somehow or another become charming Old-Time/Appalachian-style hoedowns and waltzes.
Of added interest to pipers (and admirers of) is that the piping featured on this album has an especially distinct Appalachian-flavor—a compelling conceptualization of what may someday become its own distinct piping tradition.
The Birds’ Flight has been highlighted on BBC Radio Scotland’s ‘Pipeline’, and was the featured album on NPR’s ‘The Thistle & Shamrock’ (Episode 48, 2021). It also ranked among KBCS Folksounds’ Top 10 Folk Albums of 2021.
The Birds’ Flight is available digitally on Bandcamp, Spotify, and iTunes, among other outlets, but the physical CD and 24-bit WAV files on Bandcamp deliver a sound quality that’s far superior to any mp3 or m4a. The physical CD also includes beautiful, original artwork, informative liner notes, and a band photo. (Purchases made on Bandcamp, and especially here at Birchen Music, provide considerably more financial support for the artists.)
Learn more at TheBirdsFlight.com.