from tradition to eccentricity

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Photo by Diane Donaldson

Until my tremor interfered, I played tin whistle, recorder, melodica, krumhorn, and synthesizers. In my basement studio, I made recordings which ended up on CDs that I give away. And I post the recordings to this site. In addition, recordings made by my old band In the Creel, with David Lowe and Tara Bonham, and my recent band Dark Willow, with Ellen van der Hoeven, are included. I’m sorry to say I have no acceptable recordings of the recorder ensembles (T’Andernaken and Bergamasca) I’ve played in.

All the recordings are MP3s encoded at 320 kbps, so the quality is good. (That’s why the files are big.) 

And, although some are folk music, that’s not true of all of them. My CDs are a mixture, with my own pieces featured. For the most part, Dark Willow and In the Creel did traditonal songs. 

The tunes and songs are available in groups: Greenhouse (a CD published in 2013); The Rufous-Sided Towhee (a CD published in 2003); six songs by Dark Willow (Ellen van der Hoeven and me); five songs by In the Creel (David Lowe, Tara Bonham and me); and a few other recordings.

To download songs and tunes, go to the appropriate page using the links at the top of the page or the ones below and follow instructions. The links at the top of the page can be used to visit all the pages of the site. Most of the music is grouped and distributed as a singe zip file. Opening it will reveal the music as mp3 files encoded at 320 kbps. Opening them in iTunes will result in their being copied to the iTunes Media folder. In that case, you can throw away the ones from the zip file and the zip file itself.

Individual songs and tunes may be heard by clicking its name in a song list. They may be downloaded by right-clicking (or Control-clicking Mac) the name and selecting Download Linked File or the equivalent for your browser.

See the Assistance page for help with Android and iOS devices and the Academic page for a few academic documents.

Software difficulties have resulted in a rebuild of the site. Most is done, but the Other recordings and Links pages are incomplete. (Feb. 5, 2016)



Just click on the link below to go to the page for that CD or collection.

Greenhouse (2013)

The Rufous-Sided Towhee (2003)

Dark Willow

In the Creel

Other recordings


Other Pages

• Academic Leftovers


Assistance with Android and iOS devices