News in 2015

December 30, 2015

Virginia Water Radio has included a clip from Timothy's version of 'Greensleeves' in their latest episode!  The clip is from the album Celebration of Centuries.

December 12, 2015

This week, from December 12 to December 21, all CD orders will be automatically shipped via Priority Mail so you can get them more quickly, at no extra cost to you! Here's the new e-mail that explains it.

December 7, 2015

Virginia Water Radio has published a new episode on the Monroe Doctrine, and it features clips from our 'New World Overture' on the album Jamestown: On the Edge of a Vast Continent!

November 28, 2015

With the recent reorder of the album Sycamore Rapids, we now have made over 128,000 tapes and discs! (As well as countless downloads, of course.)

Also, check out the beautiful new slide show on Youtube made by Dawn Chandler using two tracks from that album, documenting her hike on the Long Trail of Vermont!

November 16, 2015

Historic Jamestowne at Colonial National Historical Park has just posted this great drone video of the historic island, and it features my mountain dulcimer composition 'Little Brown Bats Eating Mosquitoes' from the album Virginia Wildlife.

October 20, 2015

In his new blog post Timothy discusses how he adapted Pachelbel's Canon in D for solo hammered dulcimer, and the post includes a pdf of the full musical score he notated of the way he played it in the much-viewed Youtube video!

October 1, 2015

They've needed to cancel this weekend's festival in Newport News Park because of the impending storm.  We're going to miss this event we've loved to be at for many years, but... Stay dry yourselves!

September 26, 2015

New blog post today: A musician's feedback loops that happen as he or she plays.

September 13, 2015

Today's short blog post is a reminder to keep your musical instrument out where you live!

September 5, 2015

Finally I have another blog post: two different approaches to music performance, experiential and architectural.

August 26, 2015

A new store that carries our CDs is Willow Grove Primitives, in Norge, Virginia.  We think they go very nicely with the distinctive one-of-a-kind decor items featured in this fascinating shop!

August 3, 2015

In education news, Timothy has accepted a part-time position as music teacher at Providence Classical School in Williamsburg, Virginia.  This school year will have many opportunities for nurturing young minds, as well as his many other activities at Pine Wind Music!

July 31, 2015

We've been really busy traveling to Kentucky, the Cumberland Gap, Northern Virginia, Michigan, upstate New York, and more, during the past six weeks, but we're home again for a while!

Today we needed to order another 1,000 copies of the Civil War album Tenting on the Old Camp Ground, so now the total number of tapes and discs we've made is about 128,000!

June 8, 2015

Today's new blog post briefly discusses the value of using the 'repeat one' feature in digital playback systems, for working on new musical tunes and ideas!

June 5, 2015

We've just uploaded FIVE new videos to Youtube, at the request of families having weddings this month.  These pieces are often played by Timothy at nuptial ceremonies:

Bach's 'Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring', Bach's Praeludium I from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Clarke/Purcell's Trumpet Voluntary, Beethoven's Ode to Joy, and Arlen's 'Over the Rainbow'!

May 29, 2015

Today's blog post: Thoughts about a great song, Phil Keaggy's 'Our Lives'

May 19, 2015

Today's new blog post discusses music's acoustic environment --- how ALL music is in a particular sound location.

May 5, 2015

Today's new blog post is some helpful advice for practicing a difficult passage of music: Isolating it to concentrate on it!

April 28, 2015

Virginia Water Radio's new episode about bats features a snippet of my 'Little Brown Bats Eating Mosquitoes' from the album Virginia Wildlife:

April 27, 2015

Today's blog post is another short story, this time about alpacas and my hammered dulcimer!

April 25, 2015

New blog post: The brief story of my hero pennywhistle!

March 28, 2015

New informal video: Improvisational duet on two hammered dulcimers with Ann Robinson!

March 26, 2015

The new e-newsletter today asks for suggestions regarding our new album in the planning stages!

And the e-news a couple of days ago asks for ideas for a trip Timothy is taking in April between Williamsburg, VA, and Chicago, IL --- are you along that route and would like to set up a lesson or event? Here's the link.

March 18, 2015

Hooray: We've just ordered another large quantity of the album Here On This Ridge, to total about 26,000 tape and disc copies of that title, and now totaling 127,000 albums in all!

March 17, 2015

For Saint Patrick's Day we've just made and uploaded two new videos: 1) the great Irish air 'Blind Mary' by Turlough O'Carolan, played on pianistic solo hammered dulcimer; 2) another excellent Irish air, 'Down By the Sally Gardens,' on pennywhistle!  ('Blind Mary' is also available in a studio recording with additional instruments on our album Celtic Airs.)

March 9, 2015

We've posted another video, StringWind Trio's improvisational version of 'Far Away' by Peter Jung, similar to the version we learned from our friend and colleague, Celtic harper Ardie Boggs.

Two more days left in the special two-for-one CD offer!  It ends at midnight Tuesday.  Thorough details are in the e-mail newsletter we just sent out.

In the newsletter we also talk about possibilities for lessons and performances on Timothy's trip in early April, if you live along the route between Williamsburg, VA and Chicago, IL.  Again, lots of details are in the e-mail newsletter.

March 8, 2015

Timothy has just joined with Ann Robinson and Phillip Skeens (Trio StringWind) to make a video of one of their favorite English country dance tunes, 'Child Grove,' done in their own unique and intriguing improvisational way.

March 5, 2015

New blog post on composition: A New Idea Every Day!  it includes a new video with a new tune!

March 4, 2015

Today is the tenth anniversary of our company, Pine Wind Music, Inc.!  To celebrate, we've recorded a new video of one of Timothy's original compositions, 'Hiking in the Highland Firs!'  It can also be found in studio versions on the albums Sycamore Rapids and Common Wealth.

Also to celebrate, we're offering a CD TWO-FOR-ONE DEAL!  To take advantage of this, all you have to do is order any CD here on our website and in the message window (in the last window of the order there's a place called 'Instructions to shipper' --- or you can e-mail the info if you prefer) tell us which title you would like the second one to be.  you'll only pay for the first and its shipping cost, and we'll just throw the free second CD into the package!  This offer will be in effect until midnight, March 10, 2015. There's no limit to the number of CDs you can order this way (e.g., order multiple copies to save on shipping, or combo deals, and just ask for the comparable number of free ones to match the number ordered). Here's a link to the discography page.

And we've just sent out the latest music newsletter, here.

February 20, 2015

We've just posted another informal video of an Irish tune on pennywhistle called 'Boys of Blue Hill,' one Timothy has played since the 1970s.  In this video he's playing a Jerry Freeman Bluebird whistle.

Just a note about the performance calendar: We had mistakenly listed the Peninsula Fine Arts Center event as February 21, but it's actually on March 21!  It's now been changed in the website calendar, but if you go to that wonderful gallery tomorrow, Timothy won't be there!

February 16, 2015

The first in a series of new Celtic videos for Saint Patrick's Day: 'Samhradh, Samhradh' ('Summertime, Summertime' in Gaelic --- appropriate for a snowy night!) on pennywhistle.  It's also recorde with ensemble on Timothy's album Wayfaring Stranger.

January 13, 2015

Today's blog post is mainly for hammered dulcimer players: a product review of the new Dusty Strings Dulci-Tune electronic tuner!

January 6, 2015

We've just successfully completed our first SkypeTM hammered dulcimer lesson!  That makes it official, that Timothy is able to offer lessons via SkypeTM using his stereo webcam with a Zeiss lens.  The rates are the same as for in-person lessons (pretty reasonable), and they can be done in any time zone!  If you'd like more information, you can Facebook message him, e-mail him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or call at 757-746-8899.  Here's a link to general lesson info.

January 5, 2015

Historic Jamestowne on Jamestown Island (the first permanent English speaking settlement in America) has produced a beautiful short video about their archaeology and nature, etc., and they've used our music in it!  The track is Phil Skeens's composition 'Great Blue Heron' on our album Virginia Wildlife.


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