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We wish all visitors an early Merry Christmas and happy holiday season. Below, a new album cover every time you refresh the page, from our definitive Christmas mandolin recording list.

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Looking into 2018 at the Mandolin Cafe. Are we slowing down? Nope, stepping on the gas.

Looking great at 100+ yrs. old: this Gibson K-2 mandocello with red case interior on eBay.

Dec. 14, the birthday of DeFord Bailey. Who is that you say? Bradley Klein told us this past March.

Cool gig: Carlo Aonzo will be a Visiting and Artist Scholar at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH in February 2018.

Mandolin Mondays #102 is Isaac Eicher playing an original composition.

New music from the Teres Aoutes String Band on the Cafe MP3 page.

From NPR Music: At 86, Bobby Osborne Doesn't Intend To Quit Singing Anytime Soon.

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December 17, 1966,
Bill Monroe recorded "All The Good Times Are Past and Gone" for Decca.
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From eBay: Great story but it's the mandolin we like. Gibson A Jr. stored for 75 years.

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