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Mandolin Cafe To Sponsor MerleFest MandoMania and Mandolin Workshops In 2006

By Mandolin Cafe
December 26, 2005 - 1:00 pm

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The Mandolin Cafe and organizers of MerleFest 2006 have announced the addition of the Mandolin Cafe as the sponsor of this year's MandoMania and Mandolin Workshops.

One of the premier music festivals in the U.S., MerleFest is held on the campus of Wilkes Community College in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. This year's dates are April 27-30, 2006.

The festival is named in memory of Merle Watson, son of guitar legend Doc Watson. One of America's most renowned and influential folk guitar stylists, Merle Watson's brilliant career was tragically cut short in a farm accident in 1985.

MandoMania and the mandolin workshops feature the finest mandolin players in the world, and 2006 will be no exception as the festival's featured mandolin players take the stage for sets of entertainment and knowledge sharing.

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