Studio & Soundtrack Projects

The recording studio is my favorite place to be. I created these documentary film soundtracks and appear as a guest artist on these recordings. Your project could be next! Contact me if you need a versatile fiddler to do some recording.

Film soundtracks

Cornell Lab of Ornithology: The Sanctuary
A short high-definition nature film with a soundtrack of natural sounds, narration and solo fiddle tunes with bird names in their titles. By videographer David Brown. You can see the film in the Lab's Visitor Center. 2005

Threads to the Past
A WSKG public TV documentary about embroidery in Russia and Eastern Europe by Tom Milligan. I'm joined on the soundtrack by Mitzie Collins on hammered dulcimer and Alexei Lipschitz, an amazing accordionist from Minsk, Belarus. 52 mins. 1998


Demos Papadimas, two songs (If I Had Religion and Barrier Doors) on his CD in progress, 2012.

Dave Davies: Downstream Where the River Meets the Sea
My bandmate Dave is also my favorite songwriter and jazz singer. I joined him on the song Street Band on this powerful CD. 2009

Sim Redmond Band: A Room in These Skies
Ithaca's beloved roots-rock band. I play on the song Come and Gone, in a string arrangement by Mer Boel. 2008

Kindred: Celtic Flair
Celtic songs and tunes by Dave & Felicia Meyer. I play on their heartfelt Danny Boy, from a live recording. 2002

Dance of Freedom: Out Walking
Original music by Kathleen Garrity, inspired by Karate forms. With Hank Roberts, Peter Chwazik, Molly MacMillan, Maureen Vivino and others. 2001

Opera Cowpokes
Cowboy, country and Western Swing standards sung by Steve Stull and eight other opera singers. 1999

Music on the Mountain
Instrumental arrangements of melodies from the American Shakers by guitarist William Coulter and cellist Barry Phillips. 1996

Regi Carpenter: Dancin' Bones
Storytelling for children, which adults will enjoy too. "Exuberant fiddle music enhances the stories." -- reviewer T.B. at Audiofile. Winner of Audiofile Earphones Award. 1996

Celtic Crossing
Airs, reels and jigs from Ireland and beyond, by guitarist William Coulter, with Kevin Burke as well on fiddle, plus flute, uilleann pipes, and more. If you enjoyed our Gravity Hill, you will love this album! 1995

Airs, dances and folk tunes from England, Wales, Ireland, Scotland and Brittany, by Shelley Phillips, who plays oboe and harp. 1995

Wondrous Love
Instrumental arrangements from the shape note or Sacred Harp tradition (an American hymn-singing school of the 19th century), by Barry and Shelley Phillips. 1994