The Celtic Music Radio Album of the Week for week commencing Saturday 29 September is the new CD from Tim Cummings called The Piper in the Holler – Tunes from Appalachia.
Timothy Cummings” first solo album is devoted almost exclusively to traditional melodies from Appalachia. This album spotlights tunes and hymns from the Southeastern U.S. including many of the melodies published in An Appalachian Collection. Tim performs these on Scottish smallpipes, Border pipes, Highland pipes, and whistles, and enjoys backing by Pete Sutherland, Caleb Elder, and other special guests.
Tim Cummings studied Scottish-style piping with Al MacRae, Sandy Keith and Scott MacAulay during a semester in Glasgow with the faculty at the RSAMD and The National Piping Centre.
He earned his undergraduate degree in Music Education at the College of Wooster, Ohio and a BA Honours degree in Ethnomusicology and an MA in Musicology at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.
During the 2002-03 school year he was the Artist in Residence at The College of Piping in Summerside, PEI. While living in New Zealand, Tim was a member of the highly competitive Manawatu Scottish Pipe Band which involved competing, arranging repertoire and recording with them.
He has also published several pieces and collections of piping music via Birchen Music & Publishing. You can purchase a copy of his new solo work The Piper in the Holler .
Now based in Monkton, Vermont, USA, Tim keeps busy as a private teacher, performer, arranger/composer, recording artist and publisher of piping and Celtic-related music.
Album of the Week, Saturdays 12noon and 12 midnight and Mondays at 6.00pm and Catch Up anytime.