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Bill on iTunes! - July 7, 2010

all of my latest and older music can be found and downloaded at

La Rotta - new single at CD Baby and iTunes - May 13, 2010

La Rotta, my latest single is now on CD Baby and iTunes and is a cool violin Latin jazzy vibe with plenty of percussion. I played all the instruments. the link is: I composed it and got the idea from an ancient melody
of the Renaissance.

New video 5/5/10 - May 6, 2010

Canon in D by Pachelbel in a beautiful setting in Little Rock, AR. please have a look

Bill Thurman's Music on iTunes and Videos on Youtube - January 12, 2010

All songs and tunes by Bill Thurman are available for download on iTunes, Amazon, Rhapsody and more. check out the videos at:

Lakewood Gardens - November 8, 2009

Bill will play the harp and the fiddle at Lakewood Gardens in North Little Rock from 10 am til 2 pm on saturday, Nov. 14th, 2009. location is 3101 North Hills Blvd. and they will be highlighting all their Christmas decorations.

Little House on the Prairie - November 5, 2009

Bill breaks out in a new direction by playing viola with the orchestra in Little House on the Prairie, starring Melissa Gilbert at the Robinson Hall in downtown Little Rock, AR. show times are 1 pm and 7:30 pm on Nov. 5th, 2009.

Winter Creek Dulcimer Festival - September 18, 2009

Bill will be teaching workshops in fiddle and intro to folk harp at the Winter Creek Dulcimer Fest in Bennington, OK and will also be performing in the evening on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th of October. the Red River Valley Dulcimer Club and David's Dulcimers will be sponsoring the event and the address is at 654 Acorn lane in Bennington, OK. camping is available and newcomers are welcome. for more info
please visit: email:

new video - September 12, 2009

check out my new video as well as the previous ones at

Norton Arts August 14th - August 12, 2009

Bill Thurman and Jack Sundell will play and sing for Norton Arts (gallery) in downtown Little Rock, AR exactly next door to Community Bakery from 5 til 8 pm on friday, Aug. 14th.

Downtown Festival in Benton, AR - July 2, 2009

Bill, Jack Sundell and Joe Sundell will play from 5 til 8
at the Benton, AR downtown festival (near the square) on July 16th. we play fiddle, guitar, banjo and sing. if you like a lot of old songs, fiddle tunes and ice cream, food and fun, then it's the place to be!

Satelite Cafe - June 17, 2009

Bill will play along with Jack,
Joe, Liam and Matt at the Satelite Cafe in Little Rock on friday night, June 19th from 8 til 11 pm. plenty of hot fiddle and old country songs. high energy!

Afterthought - April 1, 2009

on April 2nd from 8-11 pm, Bill Thurman, Bill Nesbitt, Chris Atwood and Bob Baldridge will be playing their string swing music at the Afterthought at the corner of Kavanaugh and Beechwood in Little Rock. the Afterthought is a cool little non-smoking bar, not overly loud where you can sit and talk and actually hear your friends. come see us!

Palestine Dulcimer Fest - March 23, 2009

Bill will be playing and visiting with old friends this weekend, March 27-29 at the Palestine Old time Music and Dulcimer Fest in the heart of east Texas. it's just a short drive from the Tyler, TX area.

Irish Sampling at Whole Foods - March 7, 2009

on St Patrick's Day, March 17th, Bill will play Irish and all sorts of music on his small
harp for Whole Foods' Irish Sampling from 11:30 am to 1 pm and again from 4 pm to
7 pm. put on a smile and have some fun!

28th Annual Jungle Boater Race at Turner Bend - February 13, 2009

on sunday, March 8th between 12 noon and 1 pm Bill will play fiddle tunes for the party after the 28th Annual Jungle Boaters Race(canoes and kayaks) at Turner Bend and the Mulberry River. it's near Cass, AR, beautiful area and lot's of fun.

Valentine's Day - February 9, 2009

Bill will be playing the harp at Whole Foods on Feb. 14th
Valentine's Day from 2 to 4 pm. he will also play there the day before, Feb. 13th twice from 11:30 am to 1 pm
and from 3:30 to 6 pm. he will play finally that weekend on sunday the 15th from 12:30 to 3 pm.

New CD at CD Baby! - December 20, 2008

Bill Thurman's new CD, Pullin' a Few Strings is now available at CD Baby. it is also available for digital sales
and download. Pullin' a Few Strings features the small harp and the violin. it's as if world music meets Irish traditional in a mellow contemplative style. it is all instrumental and Bill played all the instruments. it was recorded and mastered by Jon Raney from Raney Recording in Drasco, AR.

BT's New CD Release! - December 7, 2008

Pullin' a Few Strings, the title of my new CD featuring the small harp and the violin will be available sunday
December 14th from 12:30 to 2:30. it will be at Whole Foods in Little Rock near the intersection of Rodney Parham and I-430. you could say that the music is about half Irish traditional and half
"World" music. there are 10
tracks and it's all instrumental. Pullin' a Few Strings should be at CD Baby
in about 10 to 12 days. Thank you!

More CDs at CD Baby - November 26, 2008

A new shipment of Bill Thurman's CDs is about to arrive at the offices of CD Baby. The Celtic Collection, Fiddlin' My Life Away, Fiddlin' For Fun, The Original Music and more. it's not too early to start your CD shopping for the Holiday Season!

Harp for Christmas - November 23, 2008

Bill will be playing the harp for the National Bank of Arkansas' annual Christmas Party on the evening of December 4th.

A Taste of Thanksgiving - October 28, 2008

Bill will play the fiddle and the small harp at Whole Foods on Nov. 13th from 5 til
8 pm for their Taste of Thanksgiving promotion. a good sampling of great healthy food as always.

Austin String Band Festival - October 16, 2008

Bill will appear with the Evergreens which includes members of the Wright family and play at 4 pm on saturday afternoon, Oct. 18th at Camp Ben McCulloch
which is in a little community called Driftwood,
located just a few miles west of the Austin, TX area.
the Austin String Band Festival runs from Oct. 17th through the 19th. if you like dulcimers, fiddles, guitars and old time music, it's a good place to be.

Chocolate and Coffee Tasting - September 3, 2008

Bill will play the small harp for the Chocolate and Coffee tasting at Whole Foods from 5 til 7 pm on thursday Sept. 4th and also at the same time on thursday Sept. 11. he plays a mix of celtic traditional tunes and some interesting improvisations.

new Fiddlin My Life Away! - August 28, 2008

the new edition of Fiddlin
My Life Away is here! it has become a minor classic in America and half a dozen other countries. you may email directly if you want one or you may buy any of the handful of the older printing still at CD Baby. in either case you will love it!

Old fashioned Ice Cream Social - July 20, 2008

on thursday July 24th Jack Sundell, Joe Sundell and Bill Thurman will play and sing for an old fashioned ice cream social held in downtown Benton AR at Market Street near the courthouse. starts at 5 pm and ends at 8:30.
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